Gettysburg College is committed to working with students and their families to ensure that the ability to pay does not become an obstacle to a Gettysburg education.
Need-based financial aid, academic merit scholarships, and music talent scholarships are available. The brochure Investing in Your Future: Financing a Gettysburg Education(PDF) provides an overview of the financial aid application process as well as financing options. Financial aid packages offered by Gettysburg College are competitive with those available from our peer institutions.
Financial Aid and Scholarships at Gettysburg
- Gettysburg College awarded $51.5 million in merit scholarships and need-based grants for the 2016-17 academic year, benefiting 66% of the student body.
- Merit-based scholarships range from $10,000 to $25,000 per year.
Financial Aid Application Deadlines & Forms
- Early Decision I - November 15
- Early Decision II - January 15
- Regular Decision - January 15
- Continuing Students - April 1
Note: CSS Profile is not required
- International Applicants
- Transfer Students or Readmitted/Reinstated Students
Gettysburg College School Codes
Information about the 2018-19 FAFSA
On September 13, 2015, President Obama announced a change in how and when students complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
Prospective and continuing students applying for financial aid for the 2018-19 academic year will experience two elements of the FAFSA process:
- Available earlier- October 1 (rather than January 1)
- Includes earlier income information- 2016 federal tax information (the “prior prior” year)
We recommend that students and families utilize the IRS Data Retrieval Tool in the FAFSA to directly import completed 2016 Federal Tax information.
For special circumstances (i.e. marriage or divorce since 2016, job loss, etc.) please contact your financial aid counselor for additional guidance.