The university awards financial aid on the basis of demonstrated need. Merit scholarships may also be awarded on a limited basis. No application is necessary for merit scholarships.
Non-U.S. citizens/permanent residents do not qualify for any federally funded programs, therefore the university subsidizes all funding through institutional sources. Each year we anticipate a fairly small and highly qualified group of non-U.S. citizens/permanent residents to be offered financial aid.
The following forms are required for consideration of financial aid for non-U.S. citizens/permanent residents:
CSS/Financial Aid Profile: The PROFILE application is accessible at www.collegeboard.com/PROFILE and can be completed online. You will be required to pay a registration fee as well as a fee for each college to which your information will be sent. You may pay by credit card or online check. If your family circumstances prevent payment of this fee, you should contact us with the following information:
- Name (as it appears on the Common Application)
- Country of Residency
- Exchange rate between local currency and US dollars
- Total family income for 2012 in US dollars
- Total family assets for 2012 in US dollars
International Student Financial Aid Application (ISFAA) (PDF): We will accept electronic or paper copies of the International Student Financial Aid Form. Paper copies should be submitted directly to the Admissions Office together with your admission application.
A completed International Student Certification of Finances (PDF) should also be submitted to the Admissions Office. This form is required of all non-U.S. citizens/permanent residents.
In selecting students to be offered financial aid based on need, we will make our awards in the form of a package; that is, they will combine university grant aid, educational loan (repayable after the recipient is no longer enrolled on at least a half-time basis) and on-campus, part-time employment. Other employment opportunities are not permitted by government regulation.
As a non-U.S. citizens/permanent resident applicant, in most cases you should be prepared to finance your education at Lehigh with the funds secured primarily through your family, sponsors and other resources at your disposal. We encourage you to research alternative funding sources on your own.
Students with applications pending for Permanent Resident status will be considered for financial aid along with international students, as described above, until proof of approval, such as the nine-digit alien registration number verified by the Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS), is received.