Most financial aid at Gettysburg is awarded to families with demonstrated financial need. Aid amounts are linked to a family's financial situation, and aid may be in the form of grants, loans, or employment.
For first-year applicants, Gettysburg College uses the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and the CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE (new students only) to gather information about each family's financial circumstances. Both forms calculate the expected family contribution for each financial aid applicant. Continuing students only need to submit the FAFSA each year.
Deadline dates for financial aid consideration vary by application type or enrollment status. For example, Regular Decision applicants for the fall semester must submit the FAFSA and PROFILE by January 15. Continuing students must submit the FAFSA by April 1.
Gettysburg College Loans, Federal Perkins Loans, and Federal Direct Subsidized and Unsubsidized Loans are awarded as part of the need-based financial aid process. Federal Direct PLUS Loans are available for credit-worthy parents of dependent students. Alternative Loans provide education funding through various lending institutions.
Student Employment Services through the Center for Career Development assists students with employment issues. Students will be referred to supervisors who have positions available. Handshake, an electronic jobs database program, will provide a summary of available positions both on campus and in the community.