This page is a master list with links to all applications and forms related to the need-based financial aid process. It is the student’s responsibility to confirm that all application materials are received by the deadline. For your convenience, we offer printable versions of the application checklists (checklists are for the 2019-2020 award year):
NOTE: Additional forms may be requested on a case-by-case basis and can be accessed by clicking the requirement in the Lehigh portal (or by contacting our office).
Lehigh is NOT an IDOC participating school. The LU FileSender is a secure location that you can use to electronically submit information to the Office of Financial Aid. You should not submit the same document more than once. Allow 5-7 business days after submission of materials for the documents to be marked as received. If you submit a document and it does not show that it is received on your checklist after 7 business days, contact our office to determine if you should resubmit the document.
Prospective Students can view general information on the status of their Lehigh financial aid application and any pending requirements by logging into the Applicant Portal. If you have applied for admission to Lehigh and are unable to access the Lehigh Portal, please contact the Office of Admissions at firstname.lastname@example.org or (610) 758-3100 for assistance.
Current and admitted students can view general information on the status of their Lehigh financial aid application and any pending requirements by logging into Student Portal. Follow these instructions to view the requirements section of the portal.
For forms for a previous academic year please contact our office.
Students enrolling in a winter, summer or short-term session may apply with the Office of Financial Aid for loan consideration only. Students should complete the application below for the appropriate academic year.
Should you be offered and accept federal or institutional loans, our office will notify you of additional requirements that must be completed in order to receive this funding. The following are some of these requirements:
All financial aid eligibility is based on students’ Satisfactory Academic Progress toward their undergraduate degree. If students fail to meet the minimum academic standards, they will be ineligible to receive need-based aid moving forward, but they may complete and submit an Academic Petition for Financial Aid. The petition is an opportunity for students to explain why they failed to meet Satisfactory Academic Progress standards and may result in continued financial aid support on a probationary status.
Petition for Review of Financial Aid Eligibility: this main Academic Petition form is required of any student failing to meet Satisfactory Academic Progress.
Petition for Institutional Aid (beyond eight consecutive semesters): This form is specifically for students petitioning to receive financial aid beyond eight consecutive undergraduate semesters.
Petition for Institutional Aid (interruption of eight consecutive semesters): This form is for students who have achieved Satisfactory Academic Progress in terms of G.P.A. and full-time enrollment, but have had a break in their enrollment for any reason (leave of absence or medical withdrawal).
Petition for Institutional Aid (part-time in last semester): This form is for final term seniors who do not require full-time enrollment to complete remaining bachelor's degree requirements.
If students are concerned about their financial aid eligibility related to the Satisfactory Academic Progress requirements, or uncertain of which form above to complete, please contact our office.
The College Scholarship Service (CSS) Financial Aid PROFILE application is an additional step you need to take to apply for aid at Lehigh. You can register for this service and complete the form electronically at www.collegeboard.com. There is a fee for the application and some students may qualify for a waiver through www.collegeboard.org.
The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is a required application for all students. To complete this form, go online to www.fafsa.ed.gov.
"When filling out the FAFSA it was confusing at first, but with the gracious help of the Office of Financial Aid I was able to navigate it much easier and found it to be definitely worth it. Having my information located on one site was also helpful because it kept me organized during this stressful time." – Reagan Miller, ‘18