International Students

Gettysburg College embraces diversity and has a strong commitment to our international students. We strive to meet the demonstrated financial need for all admitted international students; however, the financial aid process is highly competitive and funds are limited.

Financial Aid Application Requirements for International Students

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For international students seeking aid for the 2022-23 academic year:

  1. International Student financial statement: All international applicants, regardless of their interest in being considered for financial assistance must submit the International Student Financial Statement, available in the applicant portal, by the application deadline for which they apply.

  2. Financial aid application for International Students: International applicants who wish to be considered for financial assistance are required to submit the Financial Aid Application for International Students (fillable PDF) by the application deadline for which they apply.” Note: For best results filling this form, we recommend the use of Adobe Reader.

Gettysburg does not require the CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE for international applicants.

International Student Financial Aid Application Deadlines

  • Early Decision I- November 15
  • Early Decision II- January 15
  • Regular Decision- January 15

How is financial aid determined for international students?

Gettysburg College awards financial aid based on financial need. Once need is determined, academic achievement, scholastic aptitude, and promise of contribution as a student and citizen are factors used to determine financial aid awards.

International students have the potential to receive a grant amount equal to full tuition but that is not ordinarily the case. Awards of loan and employment are usually part of a financial aid package. There is also an expectation that families will contribute to the student's educational costs.

When will I be notified of a financial aid decision?

Applicants will receive a financial aid decision with their admissions acceptance letter if the financial aid paperwork is on file at the College. Otherwise the financial aid decision will be made as soon as possible after the materials are received by the College.

Financial aid decisions for continuing students will be mailed after June 1.

Additional Information

International Continuing Students

Class of 2023, 2024, and 2025

Members of the Gettysburg Class of 2023, 2024, and 2025 were provided a four-year financial aid award upon admission to Gettysburg College, and do not need to submit a new financial aid application for the 2022–23 academic year.

When will I be notified of a financial aid decision?

Financial aid decisions for continuing students are completed after June 1. Students can view their financial aid award online via the Campus Experience.

First-time Financial Aid Applicants

Financial aid for international students is typically only available when students are admitted to Gettysburg College. If an international student does not apply for and receive financial aid when they are admitted, they are not eligible to apply for financial aid in future years. Contact the Office of Financial Aid for additional information.


Contact the Office of Financial Aid at or 717-337-6611.