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 being named a "Best Value College" by Forbes as well as being included in Kiplinger's Best College Values among Liberal Arts Colleges for academic quality and affordability.
Looking to the future? The Princeton Review included Gettysburg among its list of Colleges that Create Futures: 50 Schools that Launch Careers by Going Beyond the Classroom.
Financial Aid Deadlines & Application Forms
For Fall 2018, complete the 2018-19 version
- Early Decision I- November 15
- Early Decision II- January 15
- Regular Decision- January 15
*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 CSS Profile.
Gettysburg's Financial Aid Application Codes
- The Gettysburg College federal school code for the FAFSA is 003268.
When will I be notified about Financial Aid?
Accepted Early Decision and Regular Decision applicants will receive a financial aid decision with the admission decision letter if the PROFILE and FAFSA were filed by the appropriate deadline.
Otherwise, the financial aid decision will be made as soon as possible after the PROFILE and FAFSA are received by the College. Please note: priority is given to those students whose forms are received by the deadline date.
Information about the FAFSA - "prior prior" information
On September 13, 2015, President Obama announced a change in how and when students complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Prospective students applying for financial aid for 2018-19 will notice the following elements of the FAFSA process:
- Available earlier- October 1 (rather than January 1)
- Requires 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. Families can also submit the Change in Finances Form (pdf) to provide updated information.
Information for Accepted and Enrolled Students
Once a student is accepted to Gettysburg or enrolls in the Class of 2022, they must submit the following items to the Gettysburg College Office of Financial Aid to finalize their financial aid award. Please note: any documents with personally identifiable information should be sent via fax or regular mail.
Deadline: May 1
- Copies of 2016 W-2 Forms* for Parent(s) and Student
- Use of the IRS Data Retrieval Tool in the FAFSA or signed copies of 2016 IRS Tax Returns* for Parent(s) and Student
- The Gettysburg College Reconciliation Worksheet (available in January via myGettysburg-myFinancial Aid)
*upload these documents securely through the Reconciliation Worksheet or send via fax (717-337-8555) or regular mail
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.