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 about Lehigh's Commitment to Access >


Fast Facts

100%of demonstrated need met

52% of current Lehigh students receive some form of financial aid

$102M available in grants and scholarships

<1% loan default rate

9+ Merit Scholarships available


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 complete financial aid applicationAward Notification
Early Decision INovember 1Mid-December
Early Decision IIJanuary 1Mid-February
Regular DecisionFebruary 1
(Non-U.S. citizens: January 1)
Late March
Current StudentsMarch 15Mid-June
Fall TransferApril 1Late May
Spring TransferNovember 1Late December

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