College-administered financial aid

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.



First-Time First-Year Students

  2015-2016         2016-2017
Class of '19 Class of '20
Size of Class 699 698
No. Enrolled with Aid 449 451
% of Class Receiving Aid 64% 65%
Average Need-Based Award $38,146 $41,630

All Matriculants (Incl. First-Year Students)

                                2015-2016       2016-2017

College Administered Aid:
  Total Amount Awarded

$53,198,529 $54,939,266

Other Sources of Aid:
  Total Amount Awarded

$23,168,564 $25,766,242
All Sources of Aid:
  Number of Recipients 1997 2079
  Total Amount Awarded $76,367,093 $80,705,508

All Matriculants (Incl. First-Year Students)

2015-2016  2016-2017
Average Award - All Sources $38,861 $41,554
Student Budget $60,870 $63,000
Aid as % of Student Budget 64% 63%