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Can You Afford Lehigh University?

Concerned about paying for college? Take a look at Lehigh’s financial aid options, including grants, scholarships, and student loans, then calculate the net price based on your income level to determine if you can afford to attend this school.

2020 - 2021 Costs Between $17,762 and $72,065

Feeling a little stressed about paying $72,065 to attend Lehigh University each year? This number can be deceiving, and for many, the net price you pay will be less.

While there is no tuition reduction for Pennsylvania students, 51.0% of freshmen receive some form of financial aid, with the average amount totaling $41,755. Students from low-income families receive an average of $54,303 in aid during their first year.

Cost (no aid)

Tuition and fees$55,260
+ Room and board$14,740
+ Other expenses$2,065
Total cost$72,065
Affordability Score (3 out of 100)
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Net Price (with average aid)

Total cost$72,065
- Grants and scholarships$41,755
Net price$30,310
Affordability Score (22 out of 100)
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Average Net Price for Low Income Undergraduates

Total cost$72,065
- Grants and scholarships$54,303
Net price$17,762
Affordability Score (64 out of 100)
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Learn more about tuition and fees, room, board and other expenses, and financial aid options at Lehigh.

Projected Costs Between $80,198 and $459,120 For a Four Year Degree. Between $38,720 and $220,275 For a Two Year Degree.

Looking at the total projected cost of a college education over the course of two / four (or more) years can feel a little overwhelming. However, doing so will help better prepare you for the financial commitment you are making.

The overall cost for on-campus students to attend Lehigh in 2020 - 2021 was $72,065. To calculate future costs, we looked at the prior five years of data and determined that this cost increased an average of 4.1% each year. If this trend continues, we expect the full cost for incoming freshmen to be $78,140 during their first year. By their senior year, that cost will be approximately $88,227 for a bachelor degree candidate ($81,368 for an associate degree candidate) for a total of $332,464 over the course of four years ($159,508 over the course of two years). These numbers do not take into consideration financial aid, which reduces this overall cost by varying amounts per student.

Remember, the full costs quoted above are not what most students will pay, and the net price varies quite a bit based on individual circumstances.

Average Net Price at Lehigh University

Cost With Interest

The tables below outlines how the overall degree net cost can vary depending on your situation. This table also highlights the impact student loans can have on the overall cost of college.

Projected 2-Year Net CostsLow Income w/ Aidw/ Average AidNo Aid
Annual growth rate*2.0%4.1%
Freshman year$19,027$31,547$78,140
Senior year$19,693$32,184$81,368
Total 2-year net price$38,720$63,731$159,508
10-year loan interest @ 6.8%$14,751$24,279$60,767
Total monthly payment$446$733$1,836
Total amount paid$53,471$88,010$220,275
Projected 4-Year Net CostsLow Income w/ Aidw/ Average AidNo Aid
Annual growth rate*2.0%4.1%
Freshman year$19,027$31,547$78,140
Senior year$21,096$33,498$88,227
Total 4-year net price$80,198$130,063$332,464
10-year loan interest @ 6.8%$30,553$49,549$126,656
Total monthly payment$923$1,497$3,826
Total amount paid$110,751$179,612$459,120

Visit net price and financial aid to learn more about the total cost of attending Lehigh University.

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