FLEX MBA Program Tuition and Expenses

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The Lehigh FLEX MBA can be completed at a part-time, flexible pace in order to fit your work schedule or personal lifestyle. Below is everything you need to know about tuition and expenses to consider which pace is right for you. 


FLEX MBA Tuition: $1,340 per credit*

*FLEX MBA tuition at Lehigh is determined on a per credit hour basis. The cost per credit hour applies to international, domestic, part-time students. Program cost may vary. See details below.

  • FLEX MBA Program (on-campus or online)
    • Cost per credit hour: $1,340
  • FLEX MBA & Engineering Program (on-campus)
    • Cost per credit hour: $1,590
  • FLEX MBA & Educational Leadership (on-campus)
    • Cost per credit hour: $975
    • Distance education rate per credit hour: $975
    • Educator's rate per credit hour: $630


Tuition Deferment for Part-Time Students

Lehigh offers a tuition deferment plan for students with employer tuition reimbursement plans. Students utilizing this plan must sign a promissory note and pay a $50 fee per semester. Students must submit a new deferment form for each semester in which they choose to participate. Deferment is not available for the winter term.


Payment Plan

Lehigh also offers a payment plan* that allows students to pay their tuition over three installments. An installment of 40% is due by the first day of class with two additional installments of 30% each due 30 and 60 days after classes begin. 

Payment information and forms for graduate students may be found by visiting the Bursar's Office website. 

*Payment plans are not available for the summer and winter terms.


Wellness Fee - $220

Breakdown: $110 per semester (Fall, Spring). Total of $220 per year.*
The Wellness Fee supports the Health Center in its mission to provide access to physical and mental health care. 

*Only applicable if registered for more than 9 credits.


Orientation Fee - $375 


Financial Guarantee

(International Applicants Only)

International applicants who accept the offer of admission must submit their financial guarantee demonstrating sufficient funds to meet educational expenses for one year of study. Include a letter of sponsorship if the expenses will be paid by someone other than the student. The minimum amount to show solvency for immigration documents is below and includes the following costs:


  • Tuition (includes Wellness Fee) $24,715
  • Health Insurance & Other Expenses $5,032
  • Living Expenses (11 months) $18,040
  • Total $47,787

FLEX MBA & Engineering

  • Tuition (includes Wellness Fee) $29,215
  • Health Insurance & Other Expenses $5,032
  • Living Expenses (11 months) $18,040
  • Total $52,287

FLEX MBA & Educational Leadership

  • Tuition (includes Wellness Fee) $18,145
  • Health Insurance & Other Expenses $5,032
  • Living Expenses (11 months) $18,040
  • Total $41,217

Please note: The total amount is the minimum amount needed for immigration purposes. The financial guarantee amount does not include personal and transportation expenses, therefore, actual costs may be greater.


Immigration Information

Accept the offer of admission and pay the deposit as instructed in your offer letter.

The Office of International Students and Scholars (OISS) offers a comprehensive website for admitted degree-seeking students that lists detailed information on the following:

  • F1 or J-1 visa process
  • Housing
  • Health insurance and vaccination information
  • International student orientation'
  • Arrival information



The Office of Housing Services provides assistance and information for graduate students.

You should be prepared to pay the equivalent of three month’s rent. Most graduate students live off-campus in shared housing. The monthly cost per room can vary from approximately $700 to $1,000. Students who wish to live by themselves (without roommates) or with their partner or family, can expect to pay between $1000 and upwards of $2000 per month, depending on the location and apartment amenities. Many landlords require first and last month rent as well as a security deposit (up to the equivalent of one month rent). Some apartments include utilities (water, trash, internet), some do not. 

Housing options typically fall into three categories: University-owned and operated housing, affiliated housing, and off-campus rental housing. Explore your options early by visiting the Office of Housing Services website.


Health Insurance

All graduate students registered full-time (9 or more credits per term) or certified as a full-time student are required to have health insurance coverage. Part-time students are not eligible to purchase insurance through Lehigh University's student plan.

Lehigh University offers a student health insurance plan available for purchase through University Health Plans.

  • Domestic students may waive the university’s offer of insurance by providing proof of coverage from a qualified plan.
  • All F-1 and J-1 students must enroll in the university’s plan. 
  • You must be registered for coursework before you can purchase health insurance through the university’s student plan. 

The cost of insurance for the 2024-25 year is $2,509 for the period from 8/15/24 to 8/14/25.

Need help funding your education?

Lehigh aims to make graduate education affordable with various scholarship offerings and financial aid. See if you qualify.