Students also have expenses for books, supplies, transportation, and personal items. While the costs will vary from student to student, the figures below will give you an estimate of what to expect. The College uses these amounts when determining a student's eligibility for financial aid.
Books and supplies: $1,000
Personal and miscellaneous expenses: $1,210
Students should contact the Office of Financial Aid to request a review of their budget if actual expenses are significantly different from the costs listed above. Child care expenses, computer purchases, disability related expenses, etc. can be taken into consideration.
You can use Gettysburg's Cost and Resources Worksheet (pdf, appropriate for first-year students) and Online Cost Calculator, including housing and meal-plan options for continuing students, as a tool to determine your individual 2015-16 academic year costs.
Prospective students can use Gettysburg's Net Price Calculator for an estimate of need-based financial aid.
With more than $47 million awarded in financial aid over the last year, over 80% of students graduating in four years, 94% of the Class of 2012 employed or in graduate school within a year after graduation, and an average debt at graduation that’s lower than its peer institutions, it’s not surprising that Gettysburg College made the prestigious list.
The Princeton Review selects schools based on its analysis of more than 30 data points with cost data reflecting school-reported figures for 2013-14. The company also factors in data it collected over the past three academic years from its surveys of students about their satisfaction with their financial aid awards and academic experiences at their schools.