Undergraduate students from families with a family income of less than $75,000 (with typical assets) are eligible.
No, only undergraduate students are eligible for the Lehigh Commitment.
International students may be eligible for the Lehigh Commitment. In addition to family income and typical assets we will also consider currency conversions, local costs of living and the amount that the student declares they are able to pay on the Certificate of Finances to make the final determination on Lehigh Commitment eligibility.
All current and incoming students are eligible for the Lehigh Commitment.
Students need to make satisfactory academic progress, the same as for any financial aid provided by Lehigh.
In this case, typical assets refer to less than $500,000 in total family assets.
Yes, students must re-apply for need-based financial aid annually. As long as the family income remains less than $75,000 (and typical assets), and the student meets satisfactory academic progress standards and maintains full-time enrollment, the Lehigh Commitment grant will be awarded for up to a total of four years of undergraduate studies for new, first-year students. Current Lehigh students are eligible beginning in the Fall 2024 term through the eighth semester of their undergraduate attendance. Students who transfer into Lehigh from other institutions will have the length of their renewal eligibility individually determined by the number of credits that transfer with them and the typical time remaining to earn their undergraduate degree.
Admitted students from the United States with a family income of less than $75,000 (and typical assets) who apply for financial aid will automatically be offered the Lehigh Commitment grant. For international students, we will also consider currency conversions, local costs of living and the amount that the student declares they are able to pay on the Certificate of Finances to make the final determination on Lehigh Commitment eligibility.
We do our best to accommodate all student requests but resources are program-dependent.
No, the full tuition Lehigh Commitment grant only applies to enrollment during the traditional fall and spring academic-year terms.
Yes, the 5-year Arts and Engineering program is the only exception to the four-year, or eighth semester of attendance limits noted above.
No, the Lehigh commitment grant is available only beginning the fall of 2024 and does not apply to terms prior to that. Current Lehigh students are eligible beginning in the Fall 2024 term through the eighth semester of their undergraduate attendance.
Lehigh Commitment students who are also receiving a merit scholarship will receive a Lehigh Commitment grant equal to the difference between their merit and tuition (with the total equaling full tuition).
External scholarships may reduce the amount of Lehigh grant by the amount of the external award, but for students who qualify for the Lehigh Commitment the total combination of Lehigh grant/scholarship and external scholarship will still equal or exceed the cost of tuition.