Cost worksheet for First-Year students

First-Year students studying full-time can use this worksheet to assist in calculating estimated costs.

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Worksheet notes

The regular room and USA meal plan are required for all first-year students. Please note that all costs are for the full-year unless otherwise noted. The Gettysburg College Board of Trustees approved the following costs for the 2024-25 academic year in March 2024.



Tuition options

Meal plan

See Meal Plan Rates for additional details on these costs.

Meal plan options

 (required for all first-year students)


See Housing Rates for additional details on these costs.

Housing options

 (required for all first-year students)

Other charges

Sum these items in “Total for Other Charges” as applicable:

  • Estimated Health Insurance: $3,490 (may be waived if adequate coverage provided by student or parent)
  • Music Lesson Fee: $275 per semester


Financial aid (credits)

Do not include Federal Work Study—students will receive a bi-weekly paycheck for hours worked.

Scholarships and grants










Estimated total

Total direct charges: $

Total financial aid (credits): $

Balance due: $

Additional Information

Types of financial aid

  • Gift Assistance
    • Scholarships and Grants are funds that do not need to be repaid.
  • Self-Help
    • Loans are required to be repaid after graduation or withdrawal from the College.
    • Federal Work Study is earned by the student and is dependent on the hours worked.

Other estimated indirect costs

  • Books and Supplies: $1,000
  • Direct Loan Fees: $40
  • Transportation: $1,500
  • Miscellaneous: $1,200