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Veterans Education Benefits

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs administers benefits which provide educational assistance to service members, veterans and their dependents. Lehigh University accepts and certifies payments through the GI Bill®; however, we do not determine eligibility for these types of benefits. There are several chapters of GI Bill® benefits—it is the student and family’s responsibility to confirm their eligibility through the Department of Veterans Affairs. For the most comprehensive description, eligibility requirements and benefit information, please visit the Department of Veterans Affairs website.

Admitted undergraduate students will receive notification of this award at the time of admission.

Newly admitted graduate students should notify the Office of Financial Aid of their anticipated eligibility for Veteran’s Benefits.

If the student is admitted to Lehigh, they will need to submit a copy of the Certificate of Eligibility form from the VA that confirms the benefit type. As long as this Certificate of Eligibility is received, the Office of Financial Aid will complete the certification of benefits through the VA ONCE website. Certifications are completed after the 10th day of classes for each semester.

GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). More information about education benefits offered by VA is available at the official U.S. government website at

Yellow Ribbon Program

Lehigh University is a proud participant in the Yellow Ribbon Program, which provides funding to cover tuition and fee charges that are not covered by the Post-911 G.I. Bill (Chapter 33) Benefits.

The VA will match Lehigh’s Yellow Ribbon Program funding.

Lehigh Yellow Ribbon is available to all undergraduate students who are eligible and will cover the remainder of the tuition that the Post – 9/11 GI Bill does not cover. Lehigh Yellow Ribbon is also available to 40 new graduate students, with a cap of $2,000/academic year. The first 40 new graduate students to submit the university’s required VA benefit survey will be selected to receive the Yellow Ribbon Benefits.

Important Notes

The Office of Financial Aid will send an email communication at the end of each semester to all enrolled students who are utilizing VA benefits to confirm if they will be using their benefit the following semester. Students must respond to this email each semester so that our office can certify your enrollment for your VA Benefits.

You must notify the Office of Financial Aid if you withdraw from any courses or have any changes in enrollment during the semester in which you are receiving VA benefits.

Please contact Tami Bauder with any additional questions or concerns that you have regarding the VA benefit process.

Tami Bauder
Senior Assistant Director
27 Memorial Drive West
Bethlehem, PA 18015
Phone: (610) 758- 3181