Tuition and Costs

When compared with cost and value at other types of institutions, a private college or university, is worth the investment.

We make a commitment to our students and their families to provide an excellent education. We invest in our faculty, facilities, curriculum and offerings to add additional value to your educational experience and to your future degree. We work hard to offer a high-quality four-year degree at a cost that makes it accessible to everyone.

Scholarship Opportunities

$37 Million

in institutional scholarships and grants

95% of Students

receive financial aid directly from E-town.

$11 Million

in grants and scholarships to first-year students alone.

Elizabethtown College makes private education affordable with over $37 million in institutional scholarships and grants awarded in 2015-16 to nearly 95% of Elizabethtown students. We awarded $11 million in grants and scholarships to first-year students alone. Additionally, federal and state funds enhance the packages of nearly every student at the college.

For high academic achievers, merit-based scholarships are available. Awards run up to more than half tuition. No separate application is necessary for merit-based scholarship eligibility. All applications completed by April 1 will be considered. Additional scholarships are available by application including Music Performance and Endowed scholarships. 

Tuition and Comprehensive Fees

Resident Annual Rate
Tuition $45,350
Room $5,440
Meal Plan $5,550
Comprehensive Fee $56,340
for the 2017-2018 academic year
Commuter Annual Rate
Tuition $45,350
Comprehensive Fee $45,350
for the 2017-2018 academic year

Net Price Calculator

Please note: your award estimate is meant to be a guide in helping you plan for an Elizabethtown College education. The accuracy of your estimate is dependent upon the accuracy of the information you provide when using our Net Price Calculator.

Financial Aid

Our comprehensive financial aid programs ensure that an Elizabethtown education is available to students of all economic backgrounds. Through a combination of grants, loans and campus employment, our students are able to find the means to attend Elizabethtown College. Each student's amount of assistance is based upon his or her demonstrated financial need.

Our Financial Aid Office is here to assist you and your family from application through graduation. Stop by when you visit campus and meet with our Financial Aid staff to learn more about what we can do to help you afford your degree. 

2016-2017 Financial Aid Calendar (tentative)

Spring 2017

  • January 1 - Payment Due
  • January 15 - Validation/Check-in
  • January 16 - Martin Luther King Day - No Classes
  • March 6-10 - Spring Break - No Classes
  • March 14 - Midterm
  • April 14-17 - Easter Recess - No Day Classes
  • April 17 - Monday Evening Classes Meet
  • May 8-12 - Final Exams
  • May 20 - Commencement

Fall 2017

  • August 1 - Payment Due
  • August 25 - New Students Arrive
  • August 28 - Classes Start
  • September 4 - Labor Day - No Classes
  • October 5-8 - Fall Break - No Classes
  • October 18 - Midterm
  • October 21 - Homecoming
  • November 13-17 - Registration Week
  • November 23-24 - Thanksgiving Recess
  • December 11-15 - Final Exams