Need-Based Financial Aid

2014-15 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's "Best Value College for 2014" 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.

Financial Aid Deadlines & Application Forms

  • 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

  • CSS Fin AIDThe Gettysburg College Code for the CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE is 2275.
  • FAFSAThe 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 for Accepted and Enrolled Students

Details for the Class of 2019 will be available in late November
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.