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.

$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.

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

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