Lehigh University
Bethlehem, PA, USA

Tuition, Cost & Aid

Affordability and Cost

Average Net Price Average net price for full-time, first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates paying the in-state or in-district tuition rate who were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution. Other sources of grant aid are excluded. Aid awarded anytime during the full aid year is included.

Average net price is generated by subtracting the average amount of federal, state or local government, or institutional grant and scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. Total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees (lower of in-district or in-state), books and supplies and the weighted average room and board and other expenses.
$34,212
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Average Net Price By Family Income
Income
Average Amount
< $30k
$12,835
$30k - $48k
$14,090
$48k - $75k
$19,756
$75k - $110k
$24,704
$110k+
$46,029
Tuition
In-State Tuition In-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who meet the state's or institution's residency requirements. In-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students residing in the locality in which they attend school and may be a lower rate than in-state tuition if offered by the institution.
$52,930
Out-of-State Tuition Out-of-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who do not meet the state’s or institution’s residency requirements. Out-of-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students not residing in the locality in which they attend school.
$52,930
Additional Costs
Room and Board The weighted average for room and board and other expenses is generated as follows:
  • (amount for on-campus room, board and other expenses * # of students living on-campus.
  • + amount for off-campus (with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus with family
  • + amount for off-campus (not with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus not with family)
divided by the total # of students. Students whose living arrangements are unknown are excluded from the calculation. For some institutions the # of students by living arrangement will be known, but dollar amounts will not be known. In this case the # of students with no corresponding dollar amount will be excluded from the denominator.
$13,600
Books and Supplies
$1,000
Tuition Payment Plan
Yes
Financial Aid: visit page
Financial Aid Email: infao@lehigh.edu

Aid & Grants

0
100
97%
Need Met
Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid. Federal gift aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
14%
Average Aid Per Year
$36,014
Students Receiving Grants Percent of undergraduate students awarded grant aid. Grant aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
14%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$5,154
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
$34,248
Students receiving state aid
7%
Average State Grant Aid Per Year
$3,718
Students receiving federal aid
15%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$5,154
Average Grant & Scholarship By Family Income
Income
Average Amount
< $30k
$49,297
$30k - $48k
$49,573
$48k - $75k
$45,946
$75k - $110k
$36,928
$110k+
$11,810
Total Needs Based Scholarships/Grants Total amount of grant or scholarship aid awarded to all undergraduates from the federal government, state/local government, the institution, and other sources known to the institution.
$136,069
Total Non-Need-Based Scholarships/Grants
$8,079,558

Student Loans

Students Borrowing Loans Loans to students - Any monies that must be repaid to the lending institution for which the student is the designated borrower. Includes all Title IV subsidized and unsubsidized loans and all institutionally- and privately-sponsored loans. Does not include PLUS and other loans made directly to parents.
44%
Average Loan Amount Per Year
$8,341
Students receiving federal loans
43%
Average Federal Loans Per Year
$5,016
Average Other Loans Per Year
$14,002
Average Debt at Graduation The median federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated. This figure includes only federal loans; it excludes private student loans and Parent PLUS loans.
$21,500
Loan Default Rate
1%
US National: 7%
Median Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 5.05% interest rate.
$251

What Students Are Saying

4.23 Average Rating
In my experience with financial aid, Lehigh was one of the more generous private schools. However, their aid was not close to my EFC, which is somewhat disappointed me. But usually, Lehigh does a good job giving good financial aid packages. Despite not receiving what I expected, I got a generous grant from the school that covered more than half of my tuition. When it comes to financial aid appeals, Lehigh will not do a good job of giving out extra financial aid. They will most likely try to have you take out additional loans (Perkins and institutional).
Samantha
Honestly, Lehigh is very expensive, but the value of your degree and education there is well worth it. Also, students are spoiled and treated well as we are given many opportunities and free material items. The living situations are well taken care of and I never felt dirty on campus.
Kaitlyn from Chambersburg, PA
I received a $32,000 scholarship a year, Lehigh is $52,000 a year, so for the quality education it is, Lehigh did not give me one reason not to attend.
Haley from Northampton, PA
There are a couple minor things that I wish students were more able to do, but overall, you are definitely paying for quality. Lehigh's tuition and other costs are not cheap by any account, but having all assets of an adult life covered within a college campus makes the daily routine much easier to handle.
Matthew from Georgetown, DE
The dining halls only cost one swipe and are have great food for low price. There are also a ton of free events that give out free food and T-shirts every week that make like on campus that much more affortable. Moreover, the financial aid office is really close to students in working with them to reduce tuition cost as much as possible.
Era from Philadelphia, PA
The professors are extremely knowledgeable in their fields and bring a great deal of experience to their classes. For instance, my international relations professor has published books, written for the Los Angeles Times, and been on NPR. The exposure that Lehigh grants is well worth it.
Stacy from Hope Valley, RI
While I don't know how my occupational opportunities will be yet, I do know that their records for having a set plan after graduation are very high (close to 100%). People in engineering know the name and reputation and have a lot to say about it. While all of this is 5-star worthy, it costs near $60,000 per year. Since they are a private school, financial aid is highly attainable, but for those who cannot get any, it is a lofty cost.
Tyler from Red Lion, PA
Lehigh is very expensive, but I realize I'm getting a great education, as well as the best four years of my life. Also, I believe the opportunities for my future after Lehigh will outweigh the costs to be here.
Samantha from East Northport, NY

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