We have potential funding options available for students in our MS in Accounting Program
College based financial aid, scholarships, and government loans may make pursuing your degree easier and are outlined below. You may also contact the Graduate Programs Office directly for more information.
Research Assistantships (RAs), Scholarships and Presidential Scholars must meet normal admission standards.
Application Deadline: January 15
RAs support faculty in their research projects and other duties as assigned, and are required to work an average of 5 hours/week during the nine-month academic year. In return, Research Assistants may receive tuition waivers, stipend, or hourly wage, and may be eligible for a health insurance subsidy.
The deadline for applicants who wish to be considered for financial aid is January 15 for the following academic year. All application materials (including GMAT scores, personal essay, letters of recommendation, transcripts, and financial aid application) must be received by that date. No application will be considered until it is complete. Decisions are made by the MS in Accounting program around the end of March and are awarded on the basis of academic merit.
Loans & Work-Study Awards
Students may apply for federally-funded Stafford and Federal Work-Study through the Office of Financial Aid at 218 W. Packer Avenue, Bethlehem, PA. These funds are awarded on the basis of demonstrated need using the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), the university application, and a copy of the student’s most recent IRS 1040 and W-2’s.
The Office of Financial Aid is also required to obtain information on all previous federal student loan borrowing from any other college(s) attended, as well as an indication that there is no prior default or refund due to the government for overpayment of federal aid. Lehigh depends on the information displayed on the Student Aid Report (SAR), obtained from the National Student Loan Data System (NSLDS) filing the FAFSA. Funds cannot be disbursed without a SAR (and NSLDS information). This is a federal requirement. Students who are not able to demonstrate “need” may borrow from the Federal Unsubsidized Loan Program. Because the Stafford loans are financed through commercial lenders, their availability is virtually assured if students qualify. Keep in mind that if you borrowed from the Stafford Loan fund as an undergraduate, you must use the same lender for your graduate Stafford loans. There is only limited availability of Federal Perkins Loans and Work-Study.
Literature on federal student aid programs is available through the financial aid office. Details about the Federal Stafford Loan (with and without subsidy) are also available at participating lenders. Please see the Office of Financial Aid website for a list of preferred lenders and applications for Federal Stafford Loans, as well as a listing of commercial educational loans together with current interest rates, terms, and conditions of repayment.
Yellow Ribbon Program
Lehigh University is a participating institution with the Yellow Ribbon Program. Veterans who are eligible to receive this benefit should contact the Department of Veteran's Affairs through this link to learn more about the Yellow Ribbon Program and how the benefit can be used at Lehigh University. All of the Graduate Programs at the College of Business are available to candidates who plan to use their tuition benefit. Thank you for your service!
The University’s Office of Financial Aid is committed to helping students attain a Lehigh University education, no matter your financial circumstances. The latest financial aid information for graduate students can be found here.