Applying for Financial Aid

Gettysburg College is committed to working with students and their families to ensure that the ability to pay does not become an obstacle to a Gettysburg education.

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Gettysburg College is committed to using the Principles & Standards of the College Cost Transparency Initiative in its student financial aid offer.

FAFSA Simplification Updates

The 2024-2025 FAFSA is now open to complete at

The U.S. Department of Education (ED) has overhauled the 2024-2025 FAFSA to streamline the federal aid application process. Due to the December 31 delayed soft launch, our office has just started to receive summaries of FAFSA information. Please note the following updates:

  • ED has indicated that students may begin making FAFSA corrections after mid-April
  • Schools will receive updated FAFSA data of some records that were affected by processing errors or tax data discrepancies

We appreciate your patience as we begin to receive, process, and review the FAFSA data. Upon review, first year students will be notified if any changes are made to their financial aid package and the updated financial aid package will be available in their student portal. Continuing students will receive an email to confirm that we have received their FAFSA with financial aid packages being available in June.

Our office recognizes that some may experience technical issues completing and submitting the 2024-2025 FAFSA. If you are experiencing difficulty submitting your FAFSA, you will not be penalized or negatively impacted. We are monitoring known issues and staying informed of resolutions as they become available. You can view the latest status and report issues at

Financial Aid and Scholarships at Gettysburg

Need-based financial aid, academic merit scholarships, and music talent scholarships are available. Financial aid packages offered by Gettysburg College are competitive with those available from our peer institutions.

  • Gettysburg College awarded over $90 million in merit scholarships and need-based grants for the 2022-23 academic year, benefiting 60% of the student body.
  • Merit scholarships range from $33,000 to $44,000 per year.

Financial Aid Application Deadlines & Forms

Gettysburg College School Codes

FAFSA: 003268
CSS Profile: 2275