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Yellow Ribbon Program

The Yellow Ribbon Program (YRP), which was established by the Post-9/11 Veterans Educational Assistance Act of 2008, provides supplemental education funding to veterans by matching contributions made by participating colleges and universities.

As a Yellow Ribbon Program participant for all undergraduate and graduate degree programs, Lehigh will provide the Yellow Ribbon Program benefit for up to five undergraduate students per year.

Students are selected for admission based on the merits of their accomplishments and promise. The YRP benefit will be provided on a first-come, first-served basis in order of the receipt of the application for admission among those veterans who are selected for admission.

Lehigh will pay half of the difference between the VA's base benefit and Lehigh's tuition, and the VA will match our contribution. Our grant is for tuition only. The student may, of course, apply for financial aid, but we expect that, in most cases, the VA's other benefits may meet the student's need.

Interested candidates should apply for admission to Lehigh University and also apply for benefits under the Post-9/11 GI Bill with the Department of Veterans Affairs.

For more information about the Post-9/11 GI Bill and VA education benefits, please call 1-888-GI BILL 1 (888-442-4551) or visit the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs website. The Department of Veterans Affairs toll-free number and website provide:

  • Information on VA education benefits 24 hours a day/7 days a week
  • The ability to ask questions or send an inquiry

The toll-free number also allows you to:

  • Obtain information on your own benefits account if you receive Montgomery GI Bill's benefits
  • Speak with an education case manager Monday through Friday during normal business hours

For more information, contact the Office of Financial Aid at financialaid@lehigh.edu.

Lehigh admits students of any race, color, sexual orientation, and national or ethnic origin.

Deadlines

Applicant Type Deadline to file CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE® Application** Deadline to file FAFSA Deadline to submit 2012 Federal Tax Returns* **
Deadline to submit 2013 Federal Tax Returns* ** & Lehigh University Financial Aid Application**
Early Decision I November 15 February 1 November 15
February 15
Early Decision II January 15 February 1 January 15 February 15
Regular Decision February 1 February 1 N/A February 15
Fall Transfer March 1 April 1 N/A April 1

*Note: Federal Tax Returns must be submitted for custodial parent, student, non-custodial parent (if applicable), and business taxes (if applicable) by the deadlines given.
**These items are required if you are applying for institutional need-based financial aid. You do not need to submit these items if you are applying for Federal Aid only.

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