Accepted Students: Class of 2020

Congratulations on your acceptance to Gettysburg College! We would be happy to speak with you regarding your financial aid award or to review options for financing a Gettysburg education.

Required Items to Finalize Your Financial Aid Award
Deadline: May 1

  • Submit the FAFSA and PROFILE (due February 1)
  • Copies of 2015 W-2 Forms for Parent(s) and Student *
  • Signed copies of 2015 IRS Tax Returns for Parent(s) and Student * OR use of the IRS Data Retrieval Tool (step-by-step instructions) within the FAFSA
  • The Gettysburg College Reconciliation Worksheet (available via myGettysburg-myFinancial Aid)

Items with an asterisk (*) should be mailed, faxed (717-337-8555) or e-mailed ( to the Gettysburg College Office of Financial Aid. 

Financial Aid awards are preliminary until all of the required documents are submitted. You will be notified via email or letter when your financial aid award has been finalized.

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.

The Office of Financial Aid will follow up to collect additional information from students whose FAFSA records have been selected by the Department of Education for Federal Financial Aid Verification.

    Financing Options at Gettysburg College

    In addition to need-based financial aid awards and academic merit scholarships, there are many financing options available to students and families at Gettysburg, including an interest-free 10 or 12-month payment plan.

    We encourage you to contact the Office of Financial Aid at or 717-337-6611 with any questions as you determine what is best for your family.

    Outside Scholarships or Other Aid

    Outside scholarships or other forms of financial aid that are not listed on your Financial Aid Award Notification should be reported to the Office of Financial Aid by completing Complete the Outside Scholarship Form.

    If necessary, adjustments will be made to a student's financial aid award by reducing self-help (student loans or work-study).  When the outside scholarship exceeds the amount of work-study and/or loan awards, the Gettysburg College grant may need to be adjusted. 

    Renewing Financial Aid

    Gettysburg students and families must reapply for need-based financial aid each year by submitting the FAFSA by April 15. Financial aid awards for continuing students are mailed home in mid-June. 

    The CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE is not required for continuing students. Renewal of academic scholarships are based upon GPA requirements (2.75 cumulative GPA after first year, 3.0 cumulative GPA in future years). 

    Questions? Contact the Office of Financial Aid

    Phone: 717-337-6611
    Fax: 717-337-8555
    Campus Box 438
    300 N. Washington St.
    Gettysburg, PA 17325

    Kathryn F. Adams
    Associate Director of Financial Aid 
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    Leigh-Anne B. Redfern
    Assistant Director of Financial Aid   
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