College-Awarded Financial Opportunities
Financial Aid—College-Awarded Financial Aid
College-awarded financial aid is available for both full-time and part-time students. Applicants must receive an offer of admission as a regular student in order to be considered for college-awarded financial aid. College-awarded financial aid is available for on-campus courses only.
Financial aid deadline is January 15 for applicants seeking to begin the Lehigh MBA program in the fall term. A complete program application must be filed by this date. Awards to full-time students are merit and need based. The Committee on Financial Aid will consider an applicant's work experience, undergraduate record, and test scores to determine awards.
It is strongly recommended that international students submit the new internet-based TOEFL score [iBT] in support of their application. The MBA program will use the new iBT as a tool for the awarding of financial aid. Students must achieve an iBT speaking section score of 28 and an iBT listening section score of 20 in order to be considered for awards. All awards are contingent upon passing the Lehigh University's SPEAK test with a score of 230 upon arrival at Lehigh. International applicants visiting the university may take SPEAK exam free of charge if an application to the Lehigh MBA has been filed. Pennsylvania state law mandates that all international graduate students who have contact with undergraduate students during the course of their duties have evidence of file of their English proficiency. Information on the SPEAK test may be found at www.lehigh.edu/~inesl.
College-awarded financial aid positions available for Full-Time MBA students:
Teaching Assistants—support CBE faculty members through recitations for undergraduates, class preparation, and other functions associated with the classroom experience, and are required to work 20 hours/week during the nine-month academic year. In return, Teaching Assistants receive tuition waivers for 9 credit hours/semester; a stipend, payable August through May; and are eligible for a health insurance subsidy.
Graduate Assistants—support courses in CBE, and are required to work up to 20 hours/week during the nine-month academic year. In return, graduate assistants receive tuition waivers for up to 9 credit hours/semester, a stipend, payable August through May; and are eligible for a health insurance subsidy.
International Students applying for Graduate Assistantships must present a valid and acceptable TOEFL score as well as a Lehigh University SPEAK score of at least 230 as required by Pennsylvania state law.
Research Assistants—support faculty in a variety of ways and may include research projects, support for web-based courses, and other duties as assigned, and are required to work an average of 5 hours/week during the nine-month academic year. In return, Research Assistants may receive tuition waivers, stipend, or hourly wage, and may be eligible for a health insurance subsidy.
International Students applying for Research Assistantships must present a valid and acceptable TOEFL score, and might be required to submit an acceptable Lehigh University SPEAK score of at least 230 as required by Pennsylvania state law.
Business Analysts—Lehigh University's Small Business Development Center [SBDC] provides general management assistance to 1,500 entrepreneurs and small businesses in the Lehigh Valley and surrounding areas each year. Lehigh MBA students are employed by the SBDC as business analysts. Please contact the Graduate Programs Office for more information.
Graduate students may register for a MAXIMUM of 10 credit hours without an override from the Graduate Programs Office. Increases may be granted for a maximum of 15 credit hours per term based on the student's employment status with the University.
- Students with no University employment may register for a maximum of 15 credit hours per term.
- Students with University employment of no more than 5 hours per week (RA) may register for a maximum of 15 credit hours per term.
- Students with University employment of no more than 13.5 hours per week (RA, TA) may register for a maximum of 12 credit hours per term.
- Students with University employment of 20 hours per week (GA, TA) may register for a maximum of 10 credit hours per term.