Tuition & Financial Aid

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 who submit a complete application for financial aid by our established deadlines and strongly believe that this commitment, along with a cooperative and willing family partnership, can make a Lehigh University education an attainable goal.

The Office of Financial Aid is here to guide you through the financial aid process and provide you with the information and resources you need to plan for funding your education. Please follow the steps below to learn more about financial aid and how to apply.  

Step 1: Learn about the types of aid available, including grants, scholarships, loans and work opportunities.

Step 2: Find out what forms you need to submit and apply for financial aid by the appropriate deadlines.

Step 3: Review your financial aid award, if applicable, and ask questions to help you understand the award and make the best decision for you and your family.

As you go through the financial aid process, it may appear that we’re speaking another language–without a doubt, financial aid has its own lingo. To help you understand, please visit our glossary of terms or contact the Office of Financial Aid.

It's also helpful to take a moment to review our Loan Reduction and Elimination initiatives, and estimate your potential need using the Net Price Calculator. We encourage families to contact our office if utilizing this tool to determine accuracy and to discuss the results in greater detail.

Lehigh University follows the Higher Education Act and National Association of College Admissions Counselors (NACAC) Statement of Principles of Good Practice (SPGP) and thus does not compensate our admissions and financial aid professionals for securing enrollments or awarding financial aid.

For more information on need-based aid, please contact:

Office of Financial Aid
Lehigh University
27 Memorial Drive
Bethlehem, PA 18015

Phone: (610) 758-3181
Fax: (610) 758-6211
Email: financialaid@lehigh.edu
Websitelehigh.edu/financialaid

How Much Will Lehigh Cost?

We realize this is the big question. Our cost of attendance is listed below, but you won’t know for sure how much Lehigh will cost you until you apply for financial aid and receive your financial aid notification. US citizens and permanent residents can estimate their need using the Net Price Calculator. We encourage families to contact our office if utilizing this tool to determine accuracy and to discuss the results in greater detail. We are committed to meeting 100% of demonstrated need for all admitted students who submit a complete aid application by the deadline and use a combination of grants, scholarships, work study and loans to meet the gap between the cost of attendance and the calculated Expected Family Contribution (EFC). As part of this commitment, we have Loan Reduction and Loan Elimination initiatives in place for US citizens and PR to ensure students graduate with low debt. Our affordability combined with the high starting- and mid-career salaries of Lehigh graduates has placed Lehigh on a number of national lists for value and return on investment.

Tuition and Cost Information

The typical costs of attendance for the '18-'19 academic year include the following:

Tuition: $52,480

Typical first-year housing: $7,930

Full meal plan: $5,670

Books and Personal: $2,065

Technology fee: $450

Activity fee: $200

Total Cost*: $68,795

* Students in certain programs and majors are assessed an additional $700 fee (Engineering and Science fee or Arts and Sciences fee).

 

Important Financial Aid Deadlines

Deadlines for submitting financial aid information. Also indicates the time period for award notifications.
Student TypeDeadline to Submit Required FormsAward Notification
Early Decision INovember 1Mid-December
Early Decision IIJanuary 1Mid-February
Regular DecisionFebruary 1Late March
Fall TransferMarch 1Late May
Current StudentsMarch 15Late June

 

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