Tuition and finance for the 2020–21 academic year

Tuition pricing and CARES Act emergency relief funding

Learn about changes to the comprehensive fee for 2020-2021 academic year.

Tuition

To sustain our transformative liberal arts education, our comprehensive fee for all enrolled full-time students, including those who chose to attend the entire fall semester remotely, has increased by 3.75 percent.

Please note: Given the change in the start of the spring semester, second semester tuition will now be due on January 15.

Cost Item
$58,500 Tuition
$7,490 Regular Room (Double)
$6,470 USA Meal Plan (Unlimited Servo Access)
$72,460 Total Comprehensive Fee

Note: Room and meal-plan rates may vary for continuing students due to differences in housing and meal-plan choices.

We understand that families may be experiencing financial hardships during this time. Our Financial Aid Office is prepared to work with families to understand their individual circumstances.

Questions regarding bills or payment deadlines can be directed to Student Accounts. Questions related to financial aid and scholarship awards can be directed to the Financial Aid Office.

Decision to increase tuition and fees

We understand that the type of personalized academic experience we offer represents a significant investment for our families. We also recognize the disruption caused by COVID-19 to family circumstances and we are working one-on-one with our Gettysburg families to actively support them. The pandemic and economic crisis has resulted in fundamental changes across the American landscape. For Gettysburg College, this means that we are expending substantially more in financial aid than was budgeted. For context, nearly 1 of every 3 dollars we spend as an institution is on financial aid; this now must increase. We are also absorbing considerably more expenditures to provide the many safety measures a return to campus in a COVID-19 environment demands. These unforeseen expenses, coupled with the cost of providing a high-quality and student-centered education, contribute in part to this year’s increase in tuition and fees.

CARES Act grants

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act, which was passed by Congress and signed into law in March, provides Gettysburg College with higher education emergency relief funding. The College has signed and returned a certification and agreement to participate in the CARES Act emergency relief funding provided by the Department of Education in response to the COVID-19 outbreak. As part of this agreement, Gettysburg College will distribute at least 50 percent of this funding to students via emergency relief grants for a total amount of at least $828,017. As of Wednesday, July 15 the College had distributed the entire amount of $828,017 to eligible students who requested funds.

As required by the CARES Act, the College has provided more information regarding the calculation of emergency grants and the process used to distribute funds.