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Summer Success & Aid Program

The Summer Success & Aid Program (SSAP) is a retention initiative that has been developed to support students' academic progress toward their degree.

SSAP provides summer funding for up to 8 credits and room and board support for students with high financial need who are behind in the completion of their Lehigh degree.

The application deadline was on March 20, 2024 and is now closed.

The decision date was on April 2, 2024.  Acceptance and denial notifications have been sent out via email.    

Thank you for your interest in the SSAP Program. Please contact the Office of Academic Transitions at with any questions.


When is the deadline to apply?

The deadline is on March 20, 2024

When will I find out if I have been admitted to SSAP?

The decision date is on April 2, 2024. Acceptance & denial notifications will be sent out via email.

I plan to take online courses. Can I still apply for SSAP?

If you are only taking online courses, you can still be part of SSAP.

What are the requirements of SSAP?

Admitted students must attend a series of workshops, beginning in April and running through any summer session(s) in which they are enrolled.  SSAP students must also keep 1:1 meetings with Katie Robinson during the spring and during the summer session(s) in which they are enrolled.

I live off campus. Will SSAP still pay housing costs?

SSAP will only provide funding for on campus housing.  However, in some cases, you may still be eligible for a meal plan or food stipend.

Can I participate in SSAP more than once?

Students can only participate in SSAP for one summer.

I want to take more than 8 credits. Can I still participate in SSAP?

SSAP will cover up to 8 credits of tuition.  If you decide to take more credits, you can still participate in the program but will have to pay the remainder for your tuition.

What does SSAP funding cover?

SSAP finances up to 8 Lehigh credits.  You may divide that into two sessions or take them in one session.  SSAP provides funding for on campus housing and will fund a meal plan or provide a food stipend.  

I only want to take classes for one session. Can I still participate in SSAP?

Yes.  You may take courses in one or both sessions.

Can I miss any of the workshops?

The workshops are a critical component of SSAP.  Students may only miss one workshop during the program if they wish to be eligible for funding.

If SSAP covers the cost of attendance, do I need to complete the Financial Aid Application?

Yes.  Please direct questions about this application directly to the Financial Aid Office.