Affordability of an Elizabethtown College Education

We understand that investing in a quality education is an important factor during your college search. Elizabethtown College offers a comprehensive need-based financial aid and merit scholarship program for incoming and current students.

Quick Facts

$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.

Financial Aid Announcements


Visit the Announcements page to find more information about recent financial aid updates including Direct Loan interest rates for the 2017-2018 academic year, changes to the 2017-2018 FAFSA application, and requirements for students at Elizabethtown College. Please contact our office with any questions or concerns at (717) 361-1404 or


Financial Aid Timeline

*Please note that this timeline only applies to traditional day students. Additional information for students enrolled in the School of Continuing and Professional Studies can be found here.

March: The 2017-2018 Parent PLUS loan application is now available online at

May: The Financial Aid Office will review Satisfactory Academic Progress for all returning students.

June: Beginning in June our office will email award letters to returning students for the 2017-2018 academic year. Students may then log in to the Student Aid Portal to view financial aid awards, accept the package online, complete requirements, or review their history.

June 21-24: Welcome, Class of 2021! Attend Summer Orientation to learn more about the Elizabethtown College community.

June - August: Complete all outstanding financial aid requirements as soon as possible including accepting the package online (all students), verification requirements, completing entrance counseling and signing the master promissory note (first-time loan borrowers only).

August 1: Fall semester bill due date. Contact the Business Office or Financial Aid with questions or concerns.   

August 28: Classes begin for the fall semester.

October 1: The 2018-2019 FAFSA application is available online at

Student Resources


Student Aid Portal
Elizabethtown College Financial Aid

Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
Phone: 1-800-433-3243

Federal Student Loan Information      Website:

National Student Loan Data System

Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency (PHEAA)
Phone: 1-800-692-7392



FSA Student Loan Ombudsman Group
Phone: 877-557-2575
Fax: 202-275-0549
Mail: FSA Ombudsman Group
830 First Street, N.E., Mail Stop 5144
Washington, D.C. 20202-5144