2017-18 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 Forbes as well as being included in Kiplinger's Best College Values among Liberal Arts Colleges for academic quality and affordability.

Looking to the future? The Princeton Review included Gettysburg among its list of Colleges that Create Futures: 50 Schools that Launch Careers by Going Beyond the Classroom.

Financial Aid Deadlines & Application Forms

For Fall 2018, complete the 2018-19 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.

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 about the 2017-18 FAFSA

On September 13, 2015, President Obama announced a change in how and when students complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Prospective students applying for financial aid for 2017-18 will experience two changes to the FAFSA process:

  • Available earlier- October 1 (rather than January 1)
  • Includes earlier income information- 2015 federal tax information (the “prior prior” year)

We recommend that students and families utilize the IRS Data Retrieval Tool in the FAFSA to directly import completed 2015 Federal Tax information. 

For special circumstances (i.e. marriage or divorce since 2015, job loss, etc.) please contact your financial aid counselor for additional guidance. Families can also submit the Change in Finances Form (pdf) to provide updated information.

Information for Accepted and Enrolled Students

Once a student is accepted to Gettysburg or enrolls in the Class of 2021, they must submit the following items by mail, fax (717-337-8555) or e-mail (finaid@gettysburg.edu) to the Gettysburg College Office of Financial Aid to finalize their financial aid award. Details for the Class of 2022,entering in Fall 2018, will be available in October 2017.

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.