2024-25 Catalog

Billing and Payments

Billing statements are available online for both the student and any person the student authorizes. Semester billing statements are available approximately six weeks prior to the start of each semester. Payments are due as follows: Fall semester by the first business day of August, Spring semester by the first business day of January, and all Summer and Winter Sessions five days prior to the start of classes. Students that register late may not receive an invoice before the applicable due date. Late registration does not excuse the student from satisfying financial obligations by the announced semester due dates. Students registering after the announced semester due date should be prepared to satisfy their financial obligations at the time of registration. Accounts not settled by the due date are subject to a late payment fee. Students that have not satisfied their financial obligations by the payment due date are subject to having their registration revoked.

Persons desiring a payment plan can elect participation in the university’s educational payment plan which provides for the payment of tuition, room, and board over four payments per semester. Deadlines to participate are the first business day of August for Fall Semester and the first business day of January for Spring Semester.

Students attending the university under a provision with a state board of assistance or with financial aid from other outside agencies must provide complete information to the Bursar’s Office if assistance is to be recognized to avoid late payment fees.

Students Receiving Veteran’s Benefits

Note: A Covered Individual is any individual who is entitled to educational assistance under chapter 31, Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment, or chapter 33, Post-9/11 GI Bill benefits.

Any Covered Individual may attend or participate in the course of education during the period beginning on the date on which the individual provides to Lehigh University a certificate of eligibility for entitlement to educational assistance under chapter 31 or 33 (a certificate of eligibility can also include a Statement of Benefits obtained from the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) website e-Benefits, or a VAF 28-1905 form for chapter 31 authorization purposes) and ending on the earlier of the following

  • The date on which payment from VA is made to the institution
  • 90 days after the date the institution certified tuition and fees following the receipt of the certificate of eligibility.

Lehigh University will not impose any penalty, including the assessment of late fees, the denial of access to classes, libraries or other institutional facilities or the requirement that a covered individual borrow additional funds, due to the delayed disbursement funding from VA under chapter 31 or 33.

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