Grad Notification Spring 2024

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The following provides information to our Graduate Students regarding Spring 2024

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Important Information from Lehigh University Office of the Bursar regarding Spring 2024

Dear Graduate Student,

We are writing to share important information about the billing process, payment options and 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: Payment due January 2nd

Spring billing statements will be available on the eBill suite the week of December 11th. Students and all authorized users will be notified via email when a new billing statement is available to view. The bill for the spring semester will be due on January 2nd.

IMPORTANT: Set up authorized user(s) – Students need to add any individuals who will be assisting with tuition payments as an authorized user on the eBill suiteThis should be completed by December 1st to ensure that all authorized users receive the Spring Semester billing notification.  Authorized users will have their own login credentials and are not permitted to log in using the student’s user ID and password. 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 make online payments and view statements. 


2. Class Registration after the Spring Billing

If you register for classes after the Spring billing is generated the week of December 11th, payment is due on January 2nd or at the time of registration if registration occurs after the January 2nd due date to avoid a $200 late fee.


3. Employer Deferment Due January 2nd 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 2nd due date in order to complete registration. Forms received after the January 2nd due date are subject to late payment fees. If you register for classes after the Spring billing is generated the week of December 11ththe deferment is due by the January 2nd due date or at the time of registration.


4. 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 Bursar payment worksheet found on our website to avoid additional fees.


5. 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 eBill suitePlease note: You have the ability to schedule payments on the eBill suite to avoid late payments. There are no fees for this service. Paper checks, money order, or cashier’s checks can be mailed to the Bursar’s Office.  Be sure to give adequate time when mailing a paper check. Please include the student LIN on check payments. Checks received after the due date 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 $200.00 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 Lehigh Identification Number (LIN) on the check.
  • Credit Card PaymentsCredit card payments are accepted and are 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 2.95% (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.
  • Wires- Convera and Flywire: Lehigh University has partnered with Convera (International and domestic students) and Flywire (International Students only) to offer our students the ability to make wire paymentsThese options allow you to pay securely from almost any country and any bank, generally in your home currency. Please visit our website for more information. Wire payments will not be accepted from other sources.
  • Financial AidIf you are applying for additional loans to cover your outstanding balance, be sure to have all approvals in place 2 weeks prior to the billing due date to allow for processing by the financial aid office.  Alternative loans memoed to student accounts after the semester due date are subject to late payment fees. Any questions about financial aid eligibility or additional financing options should be directed to the Office of Financial Aid
  • Overpayments: Lehigh University will only accept payments to cover educational expenses that appear on your bursar account. Payments to your bursar account should be for tuition and related university expenses only. Lehigh cannot act as an intermediary between international and US bank accounts. Lehigh reserves the right to return any overpayments directly to the originating bank or the overpayment will be applied to future term charges.



The Semester Payment Plan option allows you to spread the semester's balance over three payments. The payment plan option will be available when spring billing statements are available the week of December 11th.

There is a $50 application fee to participate in the payment plan. If you choose to participate, enrollment is required by January 2nd to avoid a $200 late payment fee. Enrollment after the first day of class will be charged a $75 application fee.

NOTE: your 1st payment (down payment) is due at time of enrollment. Instructions for enrollment and general information can be found on our website.

Should you choose not to participate in the optional payment plan, your balance for the spring semester will be due on January 2nd. A new payment plan must be completed each semester.


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 eBill suite. All STUDENTS (authorized users do not have this capability) should set up their information in the eBill suite.  Setting up your refund profile does NOT initiate your refund.


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

Regina McCormick