FLEX MBA Program Tuition and Expenses

FLEX MBA Tuition and Expenses

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. 

Tuition for Part-Time Students

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.

Academic Year 2022-23

  • FLEX MBA Program (on-campus)
    • Cost per credit hour: $1,235 
  • MBA & Engineering Program (on-campus)
    • Cost per credit hour: $1,500
  • MBA & Educational Leadership (on-campus)
    • Cost per credit hour: $910
    • Educator's rate per credit hour: $590
  • FLEX Program CLASSROOM LIVE course (distance education)
    • Cost per credit hour: $1,235
  • FLEX Program CLASSROOM ONLINE Rate (distance education)
    • $1,235/credit plus $100 per course fee
  • FLEX MBA orientation fee: $375
  • Wellness fee (if registered for more than 6 credits): $100/semester, $200/year (fall, spring)

FLEX MBA Financial Guarantee (International Applicants Only)

International applicants who accept the offer of admission must submit a copy of the financial guarantee demonstrating sufficient funds to meet educational expenses for the first year of study. Applicants must include a letter of sponsorship if the expenses will be paid by someone other than themselves. The minimum amount to show solvency for immigration documents is $45,249, $50,019, or $39,399, in accordance with the following chart. The financial guarantee amount is strictly an estimate. 

The figures presented below are the estimated costs for one year of study (based on an aggressive 9 credit hours per term). Your actual costs may be higher.

  FLEX MBA MBA & Engineering MBA & Educational Leadership
Tuition & Fees (18 credits + Orientation Fee + Wellness Fee) $22,805 $27,575 $16,955
Health Insurance and Other Expenses $4,404 $4,404 $4,404
Living Expenses (1 year) $18,040 $18,040 $18,040
Total $45,249 $50,019 $39,399

I-20 Immigration Information

Steps to Getting Your 1-20

  1. You must electronically accept your offer of admission and submit an enrollment deposit of $1,000.
  2. You will then receive a follow-up email from Lehigh's OISS, Office of International Students & Scholars. This email will inform you on how to login to your iHome account. 
  3. In order for OISS to issue you an I-20, the following items MUST be completed through your iHome account:
    1. Review and verify your personal information 
    2. Verify your foreign address
    3. Upload your financial documents
    4. Upload your passport information
    5. If applicable, input your dependent's information 
  4. Once the above sections are completed, OISS will be able to create your I-20. Your I-20 will be mailed to you. You will receive an email confirmation with the shipping/tracking information.
  5. If you do not provide the information requested by the deadlines stated below, your I-20 will not be issued. You will then need to discuss the option to defer your offer. 
    1. Summer II - TBD
    2. Fall - TBD
    3. Spring - TBD


Payment Information and forms for graduate students may be found at Lehigh University Bursar's Office.

Tuition Deferment for Part-Time Students in the FLEX MBA

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 at Lehigh University's Bursar's Office. 

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


The cost of living in the Bethlehem PA area is very affordable. The Office of Housing Services maintains on-campus graduate student housing that ranges from $730/month to $1020/month with a variety of options. A list of off-campus apartments is available through their website. For more information on graduate housing, contact the Office of Housing Services at [610] 758-3500 or inhouse@lehigh.edu.

The Office of Graduate Student Life website contains comprehensive information on temporary and permanent housing, roommate forums and finders, a list of off-campus apartments, and links to local newspaper classifieds. Information on leases and city inspections may be obtained here too.

Health Insurance

Health Insurance Requirements

Lehigh University requires all full-time (registered for at least 9 credits)  and certified full-time graduate students to have health insurance. Lehigh offers students a health insurance plan through University Health Plans.  All international graduate students with F-1 or J-1 visa status must purchase the student health insurance provided by Lehigh University. Domestic students may waive the requirement to purchase this insurance by following the procedures outlined on the University Bursar's website.  

The cost for AY 2022-23 is $2259.00 for coverage from 8/15/2022 to 8/14/2023.  See the links below for plan costs and deadlines if the student’s program start date is other than the fall semester. Students in programs that start in Summer Session II (1-MBA and MS in Business Analytics) should select the option to add additional months.  Students must be registered for courses in order to enroll in the university’s plan.

Part-time students are not eligible to purchase insurance through Lehigh University's student plan.

Lehigh University Bursar's website

  • Eligibility
  • Semester-based Information
  • Enrollment details
  • Billing

University Health Plans website

  • Enrollment Forms, Waiver Form
  • Costs
  • Deadlines
  • Benefits
  • Claim Forms
  • Plan Options

Health Insurance Subsidy

Access to good insurance is essential for the health of our students. To this end, the University established a subsidy program to help eligible graduate students pay for health insurance and a payroll deduction option to help students who wish to avoid one large payment.​

For AY 2022-2023, the annual premium for *student only* coverage will be $2,259.00. To help eligible students, see criteria below, afford individual coverage, the University will provide a subsidy of $1,574.30 on Lehigh’s student health plan for the 2022-2023 academic year. The out-of-pocket premium cost for the individual coverage will be $684.70. Eligible students will receive a subsidy payment of $787.15; minus the appropriate taxes for each semester during which they qualify. The subsidy will be paid at the end of each semester (with December 30, 2022, and June 2, 2023 paychecks.) NOTE: If your paychecks stop before these dates, you will not be eligible to receive the subsidy.  

The subsidy program is an integral part of the University’s commitment to providing our graduate students with a quality insurance program. This insurance covers the graduate student only and not his/her dependents. For AY 2022-2023, to help afford the dependent coverage, the University will provide a subsidy of $250 per semester, ($500 per student/family per academic year) to the eligible graduate students with a dependent child and/or spouse; minus the appropriate taxes for each semester during which they qualify. The eligibility and application process for the dependent insurance subsidy will be available in a separate document later.

*Criteria for Student Health Insurance Subsidy Program*

The subsidy program is offered to graduate students who meet ALL the criteria listed below on the payment subsidy date. PLEASE READ CAREFULLY.

  1. The student must confirm their enrollment in the university’s insurance AND
  2. The student must be a full-time or certified full-time graduate student. (It is the student’s responsibility to ensure that he/she is registered as a full-time or certified full-time student prior to the payment of the subsidy) AND
  3. Receiving a graduate assistantship with an appointment of at least 10 hours/week or graduate fellowship paid through the university payroll system AND
  4. Has paid their Lehigh student health insurance premium in full by the time the subsidy is paid out or has signed up for the payroll deductions of premiums.

You may begin enrolling in the insurance program on June 24, 2022. To enroll in the insurance program, you must confirm your enrollment in the health insurance by going to www.universityhealthplans.com AND submitting payment to the Bursar’s Office. Students must complete their registration prior to being eligible to confirm their enrollment in the health insurance plan. (NOTE: Certified Full-Time students must confirm their enrollment of insurance after the Office of Registration and Academic Services (RAS) has processed their Full-Time Certification request.)

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