You Save Money with Our One Year MBA Program

A full-time MBA program at top schools costs almost $200,000 on average, according to the Financial Times. Furthermore, the opportunity cost (money you don't earn while you're in the classroom instead of at a job) is estimated at an additional $123,000.

The one year MBA program at Lehigh is different because the length of the program is shorter, saving you money on tuition and lowering your opportunity cost. We know your time is valuable. 

One Year MBA Tuition Cost


One Year MBA Tuition Payment

Program Year 2018-2019. 

Tuition is payable in four semester payments. 

Approx. Payment Breakdown:
Summer: $12,950.00
Fall: $22,622.50
Winter: $6,475.00
Spring: $22,622.50

One Year 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 full program. Include a letter of sponsorship if the expenses will be paid by someone other than the student. The minimum amount you must cover to show solvency for immigration documents is $81,068 and includes the following costs:

Tuition $64,750
Health Insurance $1,918
12 month living expenses $14,400
Total $81,068

Please note: $81,068 is the minimum amount you must show for immigration purposes. The student's actual expenses will be greater and does not include $1,200 estimated for books and supplies, cost of optional immersion program during intersession, as well as personal and transportation expenses.

I-20 Immigration Information

Immigration documents will be issued to you upon:

  1. Acceptance of an offer of admission from Lehigh University
  2. Payment of the non-refundable $1,000 enrollment deposit (deposit will be applied towards your Bursar Bill upon matriculation at Lehigh University)
  3. Upload and verification of your financial guarantee and documents
  4. Upload Passport Information
  5. If applicable, input your Dependent’s Information

Tuition is subject to change at the discretion of Lehigh University


The cost of living in the Lehigh Valley is very affordable. The Office of Housing Services maintains on-campus graduate student housing that ranges from $560/month to $900/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

  Monthly Rent
Small bedroom (Packer House) $560
Large bedroom (Packer House) $580
Efficiency apartment $615
One bedroom apartment $700
One bedroom apartment with air conditioning $735
Two bedroom apartment- no air conditioning $800
Two bedroom apartment with air conditioning $835
Three bedroom apartment $900

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 and certified full-time graduate students to have health insurance.

Enrollment is confirmed by completing the Enrollment Form by the published deadline. 

The premium for academic year 2018-2019 is $1,918. 

Inaction on the student’s part will result in automatic enrollment in the student health insurance plan and the premium posted to the student account

All international graduate students in F-1 or J-1 visa status are required to purchase the insurance provided by Lehigh University. Domestic students, however, may waive the requirement to purchase this insurance upon submission of proof of coverage from another ACA-qualified plan, such as one offered by an employer, spouse, or parent. 

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

For complete details on the Student Health Insurance plan, including complete eligibility requirements, effective dates and costs, enrollment periods, and the schedule of benefits, please see the Lehigh University Student Health Insurance Plan information available from University Health Plans.

Health Insurance Subsidy

The subsidy program is offered to students who meet all criteria listed below on the payment subsidy date:

  • Full time or certified full time graduate student
  • Receiving assistantship or fellowship payments through the university payroll system
  • Have paid their Lehigh injury and sickness insurance premium in full or are signed up for payroll deduction of premiums

For 2018-19, the annual premium for student only coverage will be $1,918.   The University will provide a subsidy of $954 for the 2018-2019 year, thus, the out-of-pocket cost for individual coverage will be $964. Subsidy payments are automatically paid to all eligible students each semester and do not require application forms.

Eligible students will receive a subsidy payment of $477, minus the appropriate taxes, for each semester during which they qualify. The subsidy will be paid at the end of each semester (with the December 14 and May 15 paychecks). NOTE: If your paychecks stop before these dates, you will not be able to receive the subsidy.

The University’s insurance broker is University Health Plans  Due to the drastic changes that have been occurring in the insurance industry and in an attempt to provide affordable insurance coverage to our graduate students, the University no longer offers coverage for dependents. In order to help those students that require dependent coverage explore the dependent coverage available, University Health Plans will maintain a website that will list insurance companies that may provide coverage for dependents.

Students enroll in the University Health Plans insurance program by submitting to the Bursar:


  • Payment (see form) or payroll deduction form before September 7, 2018 (annual 2018/2019 coverage or coverage only for fall 2018 semester) and February 1, 2019 (coverage only for spring 2019 semester for new students).

Have questions about tuition for the one year MBA program? Contact us today at To apply, visit our online application system