Priority Deadline for the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

Submit your FAFSA before Elizabethtown College’s priority filing date to maximize the amount of aid you receive.

  • Incoming Fall, 2018 students – March 15th
  • Returning students – April 1st        


Understanding Credit: What Students Need to Know

 Attention Blue Jays! April is national Financial Literacy month and the Financial Aid office is partnering with PSECU to provide an interactive presentation about the ins and outs of Credits Scores,  Debt, and the impact credit has on your future.

Join us and Bob Sauders, PSECU Manager at Elizabethtown College, on Monday April 9th from 3 to 4pm in Hoover 110. Snacks will be provided! We hope to see you there.



Exit counseling provides important information to prepare you to repay your federal student loan(s). Students who have received a subsidized, unsubsidized or PLUS loan(s) under the Direct Loan Program or the FFEL Program, must complete exit counseling each time they drop below half-time enrollment, graduate, or leave school. The entire counseling process must be completed in a single session. Most people complete counseling in 20-30 minutes.

The Financial Aid Office will be hosting two exit-counseling sessions for seniors graduating in May, 2018. Please see below for dates and times.

Monday, April 16 2018

11:00 A.M. – 4:30 P.M.

Location: High Library Computer Lab


Thursday, April 19 2018

11:00 A.M. – 4:30 P.M.

Location: Hoover 108 – Computer Classroom


* Click here to learn how a recent graduate paid off $30,000 of student loans in one year!


2018-2019 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA):

The 2018–2019 FAFSA is available on October 1, 2017.  You can submit it online at  To complete the FAFSA,  you'll need the following:

  1. Your FSA ID* — In order to sign your FAFSA electronically, you will need an FSA ID. You can help to prevent processing delays by getting an FSA ID before you begin the FAFSA.Tip : Make sure to record all FSA ID passwords and security questions.
  2. Your social security number* —If you are not a U.S. citizen, you will also need your Alien Registration Number.
  3. Email Address
  4. Your driver’s license number
  5. Your tax records* — Use income records from the required tax year. If you have filed your taxes already, you may be able to automatically import your tax information into the FAFSA using the IRS Data Retrieval Tool. Tax records may include IRS forms 1040, 1040A, or 1040EZ, and W-2 Forms.
  6. Records of your untaxed income* — Records and documentation of other untaxed income received such as welfare benefits, Social Security income, veteran’s benefits, military or clergy allowances, child support received, money received or paid on your behalf, etc. (if applicable).
  7. Records of all your assets* — This includes savings and checking account balances, certificates of deposit, 529 plans and other college savings programs, as well as investments such as stocks, bonds, real estate, businesses or farms.
  8. List of the school(s) you are interested in attending —We will use your FAFSA information to determine the types and amounts of financial aid you may receive. Elizabethtown College’s school code is – 003262.

*If you’re a dependent student, you will need this information for your parent(s) as well.

Students will report income information from an earlier tax year on the FAFSA.  Refer to the table below to determine which year's income information to use:

July 1, 2016 - June 30, 2017 January 1, 2016 - June 30,2017 2015
July 1, 2017 - June 30, 2018 October 1, 2016 - June 30, 2018 2015
July 1, 2018 - June 30, 2019 October 1, 2017 - June 30, 2019 2016
July 1, 2019 - June 30, 2020 October 1, 2019 - June 30, 2020 2017

 Contact Elizabethtown College's Financial Aid Office with any questions about the FAFSA application or the financial aid process.

Dependent students are required to report parent information on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) For reporting purposes, "PARENT" means your legal (biological or adoptive) parent or stepparent, or a person that the state has determined to be your legal parent.


Changes to the IRS Data Retrieval Tool for the 2018-2019 FAFSA .

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 data 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, the IRS DRT web page, and on the Student Aid Report.

For more information on the IRS Data Retrieval Tool, click here.