Avg. Federal Grant


Avg. Federal Loan


Total Aid Awarded

Lehigh University Financial Aid and Scholarships

Students Receiving Aid Percent of Students Receiving Financial Aid.


Total Aid Amount Average Total Aid Awarded per year.


Financial Aid Official Website


Such schemes include Baker Gifted Arts Scholarship in Instrumental Music, Baker Gifted Arts Scholarship in Theatre, Dean's Scholarship, and Joseph P. Gavenonis Scholarship. Notably, 69% of the students at Lehigh University get some kind of financial aid every year, and the total amount of assistance/loans provided adds up to around $11,281,572. For additional information about financial assistance schemes, one can head over to LU’s financial aid page at http://www.lehigh.edu/financialaid. The total percentage of candidates applying to Lehigh University who receive the Federal Grant is 18%. In comparison, 51% of the students are awarded the Student Grant, 50% get the Institution Grant, and 18% of the applicants receive the Pell Grant. Furthermore, the average aid for the Federal Grant receivers is $5,466, and the same stands at $3,280 for State Grant awardees and $40,267 for Institution Grant recipients. On the other hand, the average aid received by the Pell Grant awardees is $5,094. The annual family income of a candidate is one of the key factors in determining their total eligibility for financial aid. On average, students with an annual family income of less than $30,000 will obtain a federal aid of $49,297 per year. Candidates who come under the $30,001-$48,000 family income bracket receive an average aid of $49,573, while those falling in the $48,001-$75,000 income category get $45,946 a year. Meanwhile, the average federal aid for students in the $75,001-$110,000 income bracket is $36,928. And, for those with a family income of more than $110,000, the amount stands at $11,810. Alternatively, the candidates can also avail of monetary benefits like student loans, apart from financial grants and scholarship schemes to pay for their studies. However, student loans attract a certain rate of interest at which the funds are borrowed. While grants and scholarship schemes do not require repayment, student loans should be repaid by the applicants within a given period. Every year, around 42% of the applicants to Lehigh University opt for student loans.

Financial Aid Breakdown

Student Receiving Aid

Federal Grant Aid


State Grant Aid


Institution Grant Aid


Pell Grant


Average Aid Awarded

Federal Grant Aid


State Grant Aid


Institution Grant Aid


Pell Grant


The breakdown includes Federal Grants, Pell Grants, state grants and institutional grants, with institutional grants having the highest percentage contribution of 49% with an average aid amount being $37,543.

Pell grants have a percentage of 16% with an average aid amount of $4,864 which is higher than the state grant aid average of $3,417.

Federal Aid based on Family Income

Family Income

Average Federal Aid Per Year

Under $30,000


$30,001 - $48,000


$48,001 - $75,000


$75,001 - $110,000


Over $110,000


Lower the family income higher is the amount of aid one can expect to receive. For those students who have a family income under $30,000 can expect to receive an aid amount of $52,817 while those with family income over $110,000 can expect to receive an aid amount of $19,623. This helps students who are coming from low-income homes to pay for their degree.

Student Loans for Lehigh University

Average Loan Amount Average Loan Amount received per year.


Students Taking Out Loans


Loan Default Rate


The student loan is a type of financial aid which has to be paid back in a stipulated period. Around 43% of the students of Lehigh University are taking students loan with an average amount of $8,852. The loan default rate is 1.4%.

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