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Lehigh Undergraduate Dependent Tuition Benefit

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Lehigh University provides an undergraduate tuition remission benefit for eligible dependent children of full benefits eligible faculty and staff and their domestic partners.

Benefit Details

  • The benefit is available to salaried faculty and staff  who are regularly scheduled to work at least 75 percent of a full-time schedule
  • The benefit begins with the semester following the start of employment
  • During the first five years of eligible service, the benefit is:
    • 50 percent of the undergraduate tuition during the academic year, and
    • 100 percent of summer session tuition charges.
  • After five years of eligible service, the undergraduate tuition benefit is increased to 100 percent.

Important Conditions and Exclusions

  • The academic year benefit is available to those children of faculty and staff members who have qualified for admission to the undergraduate program.
  • Access to this employment benefit does not imply or guarantee that the employee’s unmarried dependent child will be admitted to Lehigh. The Lehigh University admission process is highly competitive.
  • Read more about the definition of an eligible dependent here. In all cases, the dependent child must be:
    • an unmarried, full time student pursuing an undergraduate degree and
    • must be matriculated before age 30 and attending full time thereafter.
  • Students are responsible for paying any fees or other expenses that may be associated with their enrollment at Lehigh University.
  • Benefit is available for courses taken for credit. Courses that are audited (no grade, no credits earned) are not eligible for tuition remission.
  • The benefit does not apply to on-line or distance education courses that are also available in a traditional classroom format.
  • If the course is only available in an on-line or distance education format, the benefit may apply, however, there may be additional fees imposed on the tuition remission student. See the Distance Education Tuition Remission policy regarding fees.
  • The full value of Lehigh University’s undergraduate tuition benefit for unmarried dependent children is taxable to the employee if:
    • The unmarried dependent child is age 24 or over and earning more than the IRS individual exemption amount for the calendar year in which the grant is paid, or
    • The benefits are provided for the unmarried dependent child of a domestic partner.

Utilizing the Benefit

  • There are no forms to fill out but please contact Human Resources as soon as you know your child is enrolling at Lehigh. We will answer any questions you may have, confirm benefit eligibility, and notify the Bursar's Office to apply tuition remission to your student's account. 

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This web page provides summary information in effect on the date it was prepared.