Policies
Federal Grants (Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Education Opportunity Grant [FSEOG]): Need-based gift aid that does not have to be repaid. These types of grants are federally funded and are for students with exceptional need. The value is determined annually and is based on information your family provides. To be considered for a Federal Grant, you must complete the FAFSA.

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Lehigh Grants (Endowed & Sponsored Scholarships): Lehigh Grants are need-based awards funded through university funds and endowments established by generous alumni and friends of the university. The Lehigh Grant is originally awarded to act as a “placeholder” until we are notified of the amounts we are able to award for each of the named scholarship funds. The Lehigh Grant may be swapped with a scholarship, established by a donor. To be considered for Lehigh Grants, you must complete the FAFSA, CSS PROFILE, Lehigh University Upperclass Application and submit the appropriate years' tax returns.

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President’s Scholars: This award provides for a fifth year of free undergraduate or graduate study.  Further information may be found on the Registrar's web site.

State Grants: Many states offer grant assistance, based on financial need. State grants are awarded to students by the scholarship office of the state in which the student resides. To be considered for State Grants, you must complete the FAFSA (by the deadline given by your state) as well as check with your State Higher Education Agency to find out if there are any additional forms required for state grants. For contact information and the website address of your State Higher Education agency, go to www.studentaid.ed.gov.


Information on Grants

Eligibility

Value of award

Comments

Federal Pell Grant

Full-time students who demonstrate exceptional financial need.

Determined annually based on federal criteria.

Federally funded. Any Pell grant subsequently received will serve to reduce a Lehigh grant dollar for dollar.

Federal SEOG Grant

Full-time students who demonstrate exceptional financial need.

Determined annually based on federal criteria and availability of funds.

Federally funded.

Lehigh Grant

Full-time students who demonstrate financial need.

Based on student's need and availability of funds.

Institutionally funded. Students must reapply annually by the specified deadline, continue to demonstrate financial need, and make satisfactory academic progress.

Loan Cancellation

Students whose academic performance is borderline and with approval from the Financial Aid Committee.

Based on student's need and availability of funds.
Up to $4,000 per year.

Institutionally funded. This award begins as a loan and may be cancelled (and become a grant) if the student achieves the required GPA and passes at least 12 credits (minimum of 8 new credits) during the term of the award.

Outside Scholarship or Grant

Varies according to sponsoring program.

Varies according to sponsoring program.

50% of the value of the outside award will reduce self-help and 50% will reduce the need-based grant. Students with "grant-to-need" packages will have 100% reduced from institutional funds. You are responsible for notifying us immediately upon receipt of any outside award.

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