Need-Based Financial Aid

2015-16 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 being named a "Best Value College"by the Princeton Review as well as being included in Kiplinger's Best College Values among Liberal Arts Colleges for academic quality and affordability.

Looking to the future? PayScale has also listed Gettysburg among its list of Colleges with the Best Return on Investment (ROI).

Financial Aid Deadlines & Application Forms
For Fall 2017, complete the 2017-18 version

  • Early Decision I- November 15  
       CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE 
  • Early Decision II- January 15
        CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE
  • Regular Decision- January 15
        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

  • PROFILEThe Gettysburg College Code for the CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE is 2275.
  • FAFSAThe Gettysburg College federal school code for the FAFSA is 003268.

New! FSA ID Replaces the "PIN"

As of May 2015, students and parents must create a FSA ID (username and password) in order to access the FAFSA, and other Federal Student Aid sites. Please note: each FSA ID user must have a unique e-mail address

If you already have a PIN, you can link your information to your new FSA ID by entering your PIN while registering for your FSA ID.  More information about the FSA ID.

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

Once a student is accepted to Gettysburg or enrolls in the Class of 2020, 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.

Deadlines: May 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)

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.