Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 65.79
Liaison Katharine Gross
Submission Date Feb. 26, 2021

STARS v2.2

Lehigh University
PA-8: Affordability and Access

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.00 / 4.00 Christine Lake
Business Manager
Office of Diversity, Inclusion, and Equity
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Percentage of need met, on average, for students who were awarded any need-based aid :
99

Percentage of students graduating without student loan debt:
52.90

Percentage of entering students that are low-income:
20.05

Graduation/success rate for low-income students:
83.20

A brief description of notable policies or programs to make the institution accessible and affordable to low-income students:

Since making a commitment in 2015 to meet 100 percent of the calculated financial need for students accepted for admission, the university has set out to establish and implement new programs, partnerships and procedures to ensure that the Lehigh experience is open and accessible to more students, from more varied financial and societal backgrounds, than ever before. We are committed to meeting 100% of demonstrated need for all admitted undergraduate students and strongly believe that this commitment, along with a cooperative and willing family partnership, can make a Lehigh University education an attainable goal.


A brief description of notable policies or programs to support non-traditional students:

Non-traditional students are permitted to take advantage of every service and/or program that aides in their transition to campus life as would the traditional-age population.


Estimated percentage of students that participate in or directly benefit from the institution’s policies and programs to support low-income and non-traditional students:
50

Website URL where information about the institution’s accessibility and affordability initiatives is available:
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Additional documentation to support the submission:
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Affordability and access was not impacted by COVID-19 and therefore is representative of a normal year.

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