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Lehigh Tuition & Cost

Bethlehem, Pennsylvania

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How much does it cost to attend?

Sticker Price
Costs for Lehigh University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,000
Other Fees$490
Room and Board $15,330
Other Expenses Budget$1,065

Annual Prices

The annual list price to attend Lehigh University on a full time basis for 2021/2022 is $74,865 for all students regardless of their residency. This fee is comprised of $56,980 for tuition, $15,330 room and board, $1,000 for books and supplies and $490 for other fees. Out of state tuition for Lehigh University is $56,980, the same as Pennsylvania residents.

All price data is sourced from the 2021/2022 U.S. Department of Education National Center for Education Statistics survey.

Net Price

Net price is indicative of what it actually costs to attend Lehigh University when typical grants and scholarships are considered. The net price varies by family income and financial need.

Average Net Price 2019/2020
Net Price by Income Lehigh University
Family Income Net Price Paid
$0 to $30,000$15,561
$30,001 to $48,000$14,995
$48,001 to $75,000$19,026
$75,001 to $110,000$27,212

The average reported annual net price for Lehigh University for students receiving grants or scholarship aid was $29,098 in 2019/2020. Net price includes tuition and required fees, books and supplies, and average cost for room and board and other expenses

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Financial Aid

65% of full-time undergrad Lehigh University received financial aid in the form of grants, scholarships, fellowships from the institution or from Federal, State or local government agencies. This aid averaged $42,249 per student during the 2019/2020 school year. Grant and scholarship aid does not need to be paid back. 38% of students received Federal Student Loans averaging $4,901 and 12% of undergrads took out private student loans averaging $13,694.

Finanical Aid Lehigh University
Type Avg./Student Students Receiving
Total Grant and Scholarship Aid $42,249 65%
Institutional Grants and Scholarships $40,307 50%
Pell Grants $4,965 20%
Other Federal Grants $3,967 4%
State and Local Grants $3,468 7%
Federal Student Loans $4,901 38%
Other Student Loans $13,694 12%

Student Loans

To gauge a more realistic picture of what it may really cost you out of pocket to go to Lehigh University, we've modeled a ten year student loan with an original principal value of $98,040. The loan balance of $98,040 is a four year multiple of the $24,510 average net price. This is a estimate of what you could owe upon graduation if you were to qualify for average financial aid and what a degree really may cost. Should you not qualify for financial aid, you may owe significantly more when you graduate. Based on these assumptions, a monthly repayment of $935 could be required to satisfy your student loan.

Please note that financial aid is not guaranteed and is only available for qualifying students. Federal Student Loans are not grants and must be repaid with interest. The current Stafford loan interest rate is 2.75%.

Example Loan $98,040
Stafford Loan Interest Rate 2.75%
Time to Pay Off Student Loan 10 years
Example Monthly Payment $935.41
Total Interest Paid $14,209.17
Sum of All Loan Payments $112,249.17

Projected 4 Year Degree Price

4 Year Sticker Price
Year All Residents
1 $74,865
2 $77,696
3 $80,634
4 $83,683

Based on published tuition prices, we estimate the current cost of a 4 year bachelor's degree and living expenses at Lehigh University to be $299,460 - assuming graduation in normal time. The estimation assumes a 3.8% annual increase over the next 4 years which has been the recent trend for this school.

Credit Hour Cost and Price per Class

Credit Hour and Class Costs at Lehigh University
Price Per Credit 3 Credit Class 4 Credit Class
All Residents $2,375 $7,125 $9,500

Estimated cost for a class at Lehigh University based on published credit hour prices. Note that not all schools allow single class enrollment. These prices should be used for comparison purposes as to how much it may cost to take a class at Lehigh University versus other colleges.

Tuition Payment Plans Available

Lehigh University Payment Plans
Tuition Payment Plan Yes
Prepaid Tuition Plan Yes
Alternative Tuition Plan Yes
Guaranteed Tuition Plan No
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Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=213543 IPEDS survey data for Lehigh University.