Financial Aid

Opening Doors to a Lehigh Education

It is important that Lehigh University not only be a good academic and social fit but also a reasonable financial fit. The Office of Financial Aid is available to assist you in this determination. We are committed to meeting 100% of demonstrated need for all admitted undergraduate students and strongly believe that this commitment, along with a cooperative and willing family partnership, can make a Lehigh University education an attainable goal.

We're here to help! Don't hesitate to contact us if you have any questions.

Lehigh students

Commitment to Access

As Lehigh expands its efforts to help students from all backgrounds find a place on South Mountain, four Mountain Hawks share in their own words why those efforts matter—to them, to their families, and to their future. Read more >


Fast Facts

100%of demonstrated need met

More than 50% of current Lehigh students receive some form of financial aid

$84 million available in grants and scholarships

<1% loan default rate

9+ Merit Scholarships available

460 students benefiting from the Loan Elimination Initiative

500 students benefiting from the Loan Reduction Initiative


Financial Need

The difference between the cost of attendance and a student's (and family's) calculated expected family contribution.

Need-based Aid

Financial aid resources which are determined based on family income, assets and other household factors.

Important Deadlines

Student TypeDeadline to file: CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE®**, Non Custodial Parent Profile, FAFSA
Deadline to submit: personal and business 2016 Federal tax returns* and W2s
& Lehigh University Financial Aid Application**
Award Notification
Early Decision INovember 15Mid-December
Early Decision IIJanuary 1Mid-February
Regular DecisionFebruary 1Late March
Fall TransferMarch 1Late May
Current StudentsMarch 15Mid-June

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*Note: Federal Tax Returns must be submitted for custodial parent, student, noncustodial parent (if applicable), and business taxes (if applicable) by the deadlines given. 

**These items are required if you are applying for institutional need-based financial aid. You do not need to submit these items if you are applying for Federal Aid only.