Need-Based Financial Aid

2013-14 Financial Aid Brochure

Gettysburg College continues to honor a long-standing commitment to put the College within the financial reach of all students desiring to engage themselves in our dynamic community.

This commitment is recognized by Gettysburg's inclusion in the Princeton Review and USA Today's "Best Value Colleges" list as well as being named one of the "best values" among American private liberal arts colleges by Kiplinger's Personal Finance magazine.

Bloomberg Businessweek listed Gettysburg College among its Fifty Affordable Colleges with the Best Return on Investment (ROI). The list included a wide variety of institutions, from large state institutions to engineering schools, as well as a few small, private liberal arts colleges like Gettysburg.

Required Financial Aid Application Forms & Deadlines

  • Early Decision I- November 15  
       CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE
        file FAFSA after Jan 1 and before Feb 1
  • Early Decision II- January 15
        CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE
  • Regular Decision- February 1
        CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE
*Students who wish to apply solely for federal aid must submit the FAFSA. If students wish to be considered for Gettysburg College aid, they must also submit the PROFILE.

Gettysburg's Financial Aid Application Codes

  • The Gettysburg College Code for the CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE is 2275.
          CSS Fin AID
  • The Gettysburg College federal school code for the FAFSA is 003268.

Information for Accepted and Enrolled Students

Once a student is accepted to Gettysburg or enrolls in the Class of 2018, they must submit the following items by mail, fax (717-337-8555) or e-mail ( to the Gettysburg College Office of Financial Aid to finalize their financial aid award.

DeadlinesApril 15 for Early Decision, May 1 for Regular Decision

Financial Aid awards are preliminary until all of the required documents are submitted. If there are significant changes in family or financial information from what was submitted on the FAFSA and PROFILE, the Office of Financial Aid will review a student’s award and determine if adjustments are necessary.