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

$40 Million

in institutional scholarships and grants

97% of Students

receive financial aid.

65% of all aid

comes from endowed scholarships, need-based aid, or merit-based aid.

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 $32,000
Room $5,800
Meal Plan $5,910
Comprehensive Fee $43,710
for the 2019-2020 academic year
Commuter Annual Rate
Tuition $32,000
Comprehensive Fee $32,000
for the 2019-2020 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. 

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.

October 1: The 2019-2020 FAFSA application available online at

December: Begin notifying New Accepted FAFSA filers of financial aid eligibility

March: The 2019-2020 Parent PLUS loan application available online at

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

May: Next Steps instructions mailed to Deposited New students

June: Returning students may log in to the Student Aid Portal to view and accept/decline financial aid awards or complete requirements

June: Welcome, Class of 2023! Attend Summer Orientation to learn more about the Elizabethtown College community

June - August: Complete and submit all outstanding financial aid forms as soon as possible

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

August 26: Classes begin for the fall semester