Grad Notification Spring 2023

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The following provides information to our Graduate Students regarding Spring 2023


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Important Information from Lehigh University Office of the Bursar regarding Spring 2023



Dear Student,

We are writing to share important information about the billing process, payment options and more important information regarding financial obligations at Lehigh. Please read this information in its entirety to ensure that you are prepared for the billing statement and are ready to fulfill your financial obligations for your educational expenses. Failure to comply with these obligations may result in you being dropped from courses or being placed on hold for registering for future semesters.

1. Billing Statements: Will be sent online; Set up authorized user(s); Payment due January 3

Spring billing statements will be available on the e-Bill suite the week of December 12th. The bill for the spring semester will be due on January 3rd, unless you are participating in the payment plan (see below for more information on this option). 

IMPORTANT - Students need to add any individuals who will be assisting with tuition payments as an authorized user on the e-Bill suiteThis should be completed by Dec 9 to ensure that all authorized users receive the Spring Semester billing notification. Authorized users will have their own log in credentials and are not permitted to log in using the student's user ID and password. 

Students and all authorized users will be notified via email when a new billing statement is available to view. This is the only method we will use to send billing statements.

2. Spring Semester 3 Payment Plan (3PP): Application and 1st Payment due January 3rd. 


Participation in the the 3 Payment Plan is optional.  The 3PP option allows you to spread the semester's balance over three installments. There is a $25 application fee to participate. Applications received after the January 3rd deadline will be subject to the $50 fee. 

Payment plans are now completed in the eBill suite. From the top menu select “Payment Plans”. All charges and credits on your account will be accounted for in your plan. NOTE: your 1st payment is due at time of set up.

The 3PP application, instructions for completing the application and general information can be found at:

Should you choose not to participate in the optional 3PP, your balance for the spring semester will be due on January 3, 2023. A new payment plan must be completed each semester.


3. Class Registration after the Spring Billing 

If you register for classes after the Spring billing is generated the week of December 12th, payment is due on January 3rd or at time of registration if registration occurs after the January 3rd due date to avoid a $200 late fee.


4. Employer Deferment Due January 3rd or at the time of registration
If your graduate tuition at Lehigh University is reimbursed to you by your employer, you can request a deferment of the payment of your graduate tuition. To receive a deferment, go to Graduate Tuition Deferment Request  and complete all student information, as well as the Payment and Deferment Calculation and sign the form where indicated. There is a $50.00 fee each time you wish to have your tuition deferred. The deferment is for your tuition only. The deferment fee and any other charges on the student account must be paid in full by the January 3rd due date in order to complete registration. Forms received after the January 3rd due date are subject to late payment fees. If you register after the spring billing or after the spring due date, the deferment is due by the January 3rd due date or at the time of registration.

5. Tuition Awards
For Lehigh Graduate students who are having their tuition paid by a university department award, such as TA, GA, RA, or a Research Account should complete a Tuition/Award Form. It is the student's responsibility to reach out to their department if the proper paperwork is completed and the credit is not showing on their student account to avoid any late fees. If there are tuition awards not yet posted on your account (and the proper paperwork is complete) please complete the Bursar payment worksheet

6. Payment Options: Allow for adequate processing time to be received by the due date 

  • Check/Online Check: Bills may be paid via check. Save time and money by taking advantage of the online check option available on the e-Bill suite. Individuals who will be assisting with tuition payments must be added as an authorized user on the e-Bill suite by the student in order to have access to this option. There are no fees for this service. Paper checks, money orders, or cashier's checks can be mailed to the Bursar's Office. Be sure to give adequate time when mailing a paper check. Please be sure to include the student's name and LIN on the check. Checks received after the due day are subject to a $200 late fee.
  • 529 Payments: If you are paying your balance with funds from a 529 account, you should request the check no later than two weeks prior to the bill due date. This will allow for adequate time for us to receive and process the payment. A $200 late fee may be assessed for a 529 payment that is not received by our due date. Please be sure to include the student's name and LIN on the check. 
  • Credit Card Payments: Credit card payments are accepted and handled through PayPath, a tuition payment service. This service allows you to make real-time Credit or Debit card payments to your student account. PayPath accepts most major Credit/Debit cards for your convenience. PayPath will charge you a non-refundable service charge of 2.85% (minimum of $3.00) which will be added to your card payment. Lehigh University does not receive any portion of this service charge. Please note that Lehigh accepts the online check payment option free of charge.
  • Flywire (For International Students): Lehigh University has partnered with Flywire to offer our international students the ability to make international wire payments. Flywire allows you to pay securely from almost any country and any bank, generally in your home currency. Please visit our website for more information.
  • Financial Aid: Financial aid in the form of grants, scholarships or loans that you have been offered should be reflected on your billing statement. If you are receiving financial aid that is not reflected on the bill, you should review any outstanding requirements on your Lehigh Portal. If you are applying for additional loans to cover your outstanding balance, be sure to have all approvals in place prior to the bill due date to allow for processing by the financial aid office. If you have any financial aid or other resources that do not appear on your bill, you will be required to complete the Bursar Payment Worksheet by the billing due date, which allows you to account for financial aid that is not already accounted for on your invoice. 

NOTE: Federal Aid will display as authorized or memoed aid on your bill. Prior to this year, this aid was not reflected on your bill. Authorized or memoed aid were listed on the bill, but not subtracted from the Amount Due. 

Any question about financial aid eligibility or additional financing options should be directed to the Office of Financial Aid


7. Refunds: Set up your bank account information to receive electronic refunds

In the event that your total credits (i.e. payments, financial aid, etc.) exceed your total billed expenses, you may be eligible to receive a refund. We process refunds using the E-refund process in the e-Bill suite. All STUDENTS (authorized users do not have this capability) should set up their information by selecting the "Electronic Refunds" icon under My Profile Setup in the the e-Bill suite. You will have the option to use an existing ACH profile, or create a new one. Note: Refund profiles must be associated with a U.S. bank account and cannot be set up using a credit or debit card. 

We hope you find this information helpful in your financial planning for the semester. If you have any further questions that are not addressed in this email, you can visit our website for more information. You can also contact us via email at bursar@lehigh.edulive chat (available during normal business hours) or by calling us at 610-758-3160.


Regina McCormick