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.
Elizabethtown College makes private education affordable with over $24 million in institutional scholarships and grants to 96% of Elizabethtown students. We awarded $8 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 total up to more than half of 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.
Outside scholarship opportunities can also be found on our Office of Financial Aid page.
Tuition, Room, and Meals
|Resident||Annual Rate (2022-2023 academic year)|
|Tuition, Room, and Meal Plan||$48,312|
|Commuter||Annual Rate (2022-2023 academic year)|
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 undergraduate students. Additional information for students enrolled in the School of Graduate and Professional Studies can be found here.
The 2022-2023 FAFSA application available online at: studentaid.gov.
Begin notifying New Accepted FAFSA filers of financial aid eligibility.
The 2022-2023 Parent PLUS loan application available online at: studentaid.gov.
March 15th priority deadline for FAFSA submission for new and returning students.
The Financial Aid Office will review Satisfactory Academic Progress for all returning students.
Next Steps instructions mailed to Deposited New students.
Returning students may log in to the Student Aid Portal to view and accept/decline financial aid awards or complete requirements.
Welcome, Class of 2026! 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.
Fall semester bill due date. Contact the Business Office or Financial Aid with questions or concerns.
Classes begin for the fall semester.