Financial Aid: Grants
Grants are financial aid awards, usually based on financial need, which do not have to be repaid. You should start by submitting a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Elizabethtown College's school code for the FAFSA is 003262. Students may be eligible for one or more of the following grants. For more information about the application process, click here.
Federal Pell Grant
These grants are funded by the Federal Government on the basis of its financial need formula. This grant does not have to be repaid. This aid is listed as a credit on the College bill.
Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (SEOG)
These federally funded grants are need-based awards, granted through Elizabethtown College. These grants are given to students with extremely high financial need. This money is an outright grant to the student and does not have to be repaid. This aid is listed as a credit on the College bill.
Children of Fallen Heroes Scholarship
A Pell-eligible student whose parent or guardian died in the line of duty while serving as a public safety officer is eligible, under the Children of Fallen Heroes Scholarship, to receive a maximum Federal Pell Grant award. If you feel you may be eligible, please contact the Financial Aid Office at firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss next steps and documentation needed.
Elizabethtown College, in conjunction with the Veterans/Military Education State Approving Agency, manages veterans education benefits for students attending Elizabethtown College. Visit the Records and Registration website to find more information about the certifying officials and frequently asked questions.
Pennsylvania State Grant
These funds are awarded by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania on the basis of its financial need formula. Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency (PHEAA) must have received your FAFSA results prior to May 1 to be eligible. The figure shown is only an estimate of your award. You will receive a confirmation notice from PHEAA. This is a grant which does not have to be repaid. PHEAA limits students to 8 semesters of Pennsylvania State Grant eligibility. Students with Pennsylvania State Grants must advance a minimum of 24 credits per academic year in order to maintain eligibility. This aid is listed as a credit on the College bill. Note: Late state grants received reduce institutional need-based gift aid by 100%.
Fostering Independence Tuition Waiver Program
This is a program that provides a tuition waiver for eligible youth who are or have been in foster care and are seeking access to a postsecondary education. For more information, please visit the Fostering Independence Tuition Waiver Program .
Other State Scholarships/Grants
These funds are awarded by your state on the basis of their financial need formula. The figure shown is only an estimate of your award. You will receive a confirmation notice from your state. This aid is listed as a credit on the College bill. Note: Late state grants received reduce institutional need-based gift aid by 100%. This policy applies to all need-based state assistance regardless of the title of the program. For example, some states title their programs “scholarships,” but these are still need-based assistance programs.
Delaware: Complete the FAFSA by April 15, 2021. Provide your academic records to the Delaware Higher Education Office by June 30, 2021. Then log onto your student account and provide your anticipated college enrollment information for 2021-2022 by June 30, 2021.
Massachusetts: Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by May 1st. An eligible institution includes state-approved public, private, independent, non-profit institutions in Pennsylvania that has reciprocity agreements with Massachusetts and award bachelor’s degrees.
Ohio: The Ohio Department of Higher Education administers the Ohio College Opportunity Grant (OCOG) program, which provides grant money to Ohio residents who demonstrate the highest levels of financial need (as determined by the results of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Ohio residents in a first bachelor’s degree at an eligible Ohio or Pennsylvania institution.
Maryland: Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by March 1st. You may use certain scholarships at an out-of-state school if your major is not available at any Maryland institution.
West Virginia: File the 2021-2022 FAFSA application as soon as possible after October 1, 2020. It must be received by April 15, 2021. The West Virginia Higher Education Grant may be used at approved post-secondary public and independent institutions in Pennsylvania.
Vermont: Submit a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), log into your myVSAC account online, and then fill out the Vermont state grant application.