Financial Aid Awards
2020-2021 Financial Aid Award notifications are being sent. Please log into the Student Aid Portal to view and accept/decline your aid offer. Check the Documents and Mesesage tab for any outstanding documents and important messages. For 2021-2022 Financial Aid Award notification, see timeline here.
The Financial Aid Office primarily communicates via the student's Elizabethtown College email address. Students should regularly check their Etown email for important financial aid information and updates.
Community Service Work Study
Community Service Work Study (CSWS) provides part-time employment opportunities for currently enrolled students who have Federal Work Study as part of their financial aid package. CSWS provides opportunities for students to earn money to support their Elizabethtown College education while doing work that benefits the wider community. Placements are with local non-profit organizations and pay competitive wages. Students have the ability to work out schedules to accommodate class schedules. For more information, please contact Sharon Sherick at firstname.lastname@example.org.
2021-2022 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
The 2021–2022 FAFSA is available as of October 1, 2020. You can submit it online at https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/fafsa. To find more information about the application process, visit our Apply for Financial Aid page. Please contact us with any questions or concerns about the application process at (717) 361-1404 or email@example.com
Refer to the table below to help determine which year's income information is required on the FAFSA application:
|IF YOU PLAN TO ATTEND COLLEGE FROM||YOU CAN SUBMIT THE FAFSA FROM||USING TAX INFORMATION FROM|
|July 1, 2021 - June 30, 2022||October 1, 2020 - June 30, 2022||2019|
|July 1, 2022 - June 30, 2023||October 1, 2021 - June 30, 2023||2020|
|July 1, 2023 - June 30, 2024||October 1, 2022 - June 30, 2024||2021|
|July 1, 2024 - June 30, 2025||October 1, 2023 - June 30, 2025||2022|
The IRS Data Retrieval Tool
The IRS Data Retrieval Tool allows students and parents to access the IRS tax return information needed to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), and transfer the tax information directly into their FAFSA from the IRS Web site.
The IRS DRT remains the fastest, most accurate way to input your tax return information into the FAFSA form.
For your privacy, the tax information you transfer from the IRS into your FAFSA form will not be visible to you. Instead, you will see “Transferred from the IRS” in the appropriate fields on fafsa.gov, the IRS DRT web page, and on the Student Aid Report.
View Our Step-By-Step Guide: How to Use the IRS Data Retrieval Tool on the FAFSA
The federal government requires all graduating Federal Direct Loan borrowers to complete Federal Student Loan Exit Counseling. Exit Counseling is a federal requirement that helps student loan borrowers prepare to repay their Subsidized, Unsubsidized, Perkins, or Graduate PLUS Direct loans. The Exit Counseling requirement can be completed online at studentaid.gov. Prior to completing exit counseling, please view the Loan Repayment Presentation regarding Loan Repayment by clicking here and logging into Jayweb. In addition, please read the Exit Counseling - Guide for Etown Graduates that provides an overview of the Exit Counseling process.
Perkins loan borrowers will receive Perkins Exit Counseling instructions by email from University Accounting Service (UAS). Elizabethtown College works with UAS to manage and collect payments on the Perkins loan.
Students must complete Exit Counseling to avoid any delays in receiving their diplomas. Please contact us with any questions at firstname.lastname@example.org or (717) 361-1404.
Coronavirus and Forbearance Information for Students, Borrowers, and Parents
For information on Coronavirus / COVID-19 outbreak and how it relates to Federal Direct Loan borrowers, visit here to find a list of Frequently Asked Questions on loan forbearance options, loan interest, and a list of resources of additional information.
The Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act
The Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act was passed by Congress and signed into law to provide economic relief from COVID-19. As a result of the CARES Act, Elizabethtown College received $675,572 in emergency financial aid student grant funds through the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF).
The emergency financial aid student grant funds will be disbursed to Title IV eligible students to assist with expenses related to disruption of campus operations due to COVID-19. Such expenses include food, housing, course materials, childcare, technology, and transportation. Students demonstrating Title IV eligibility must have a 2019-2020 FAFSA on file and be currently enrolled.
Once the College receives the emergency financial aid student grant funds, Pell grant recipients will receive $700 and non-Pell grant recipients will receive $400. Additional funding will be provided to students that qualify on a case-by-case basis, based on remaining funding available.
Eligible students will receive emergency grant eligibility notification to their Elizabethtown email address. A check from the College’s Business Office will be mailed to the student’s home address. Students enrolled exclusively online, not due to COVID-19 disruption, do not qualify for the emergency financial aid student grant.
What does it mean to be Title IV eligible?
- Must be a U.S. citizen or national, permanent resident, or other eligible noncitizen.
- Must be enrolled as a regular student in an eligible degree or certificate program.
- Must have a valid Social Security Number.
- Must be making satisfactory academic progress.
- Must be registered for Selective Service if male.
- Must have a high school diploma or a recognized equivalent or completion of high school in an approved homeschool setting.
- Must not be in default on a federal student loan.
- Must not owe money on a federal grant.
- Who is eligible for emergency financial aid student grant funds through HEERF funding?
Currently enrolled Title IV eligible students who completed the 2019-2020 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and meet CARES Act eligibility requirements are eligible. Students enrolled exclusively online, not due to COVID-19 disruption, do not qualify for the emergency financial aid student grant.
- When will I receive the emergency financial aid student grant funds?
Once the College receives the emergency financial aid student grant funds from the Department of Education, students will be notified through their E-town email address and a check will be mailed to their home address.
- How do I request additional funds or what if I do not qualify?
For students experiencing financial hardships due to COVID-19, and do not qualify for the emergency financial aid student grant or for current students that may need more funding than awarded, please submit an appeal to email@example.com. We will work with you to see if any additional assistance may be provided.
- Is the emergency financial aid student grant taxable?
No, per the Internal Revenue Service, the emergency financial aid student grant is not taxable income.