Undergraduate Tuition & Financial Aid
Students are required to submit payment for tuition in full prior to the beginning of the session. Payment may be made online through Elizabethtown College CASHNet, by credit card (a convenience fee will be charged), ACH/Electronic Check (No additional fees), cash (accepted at the Business Office), or check or money order, made payable to Elizabethtown College (mailed to the Business Office or delivered in person at the SCPS Elizabethtown College office).
For information and questions, contact the BusinessOffice at 717-361-1417 or firstname.lastname@example.org or visit their webpage. Elizabethtown College’s School of Continuing and Professional Studies 5-week accelerated courses, offered online, blended, face-to-face, and weekend seminar courses are eligible for need-based financial aid including grants, loans, and scholarships.
Types of Financial Aid Available
Eligible students might receive the following types of financial aid:
- Federal Pell Grant
- PHEAA State Grant
- Federal Direct Loan
- Employer Tuition Reimbursement
- Scholarships Financial aid is calculated upon actual registered credits. It is imperative for students to plan ahead and register for all semester credits early on in the process.
How to Apply for Financial Aid
For the undergraduate degree programs, you can email required materials to the Financial Aid Office at email@example.com. A packet of the required financial aid forms is available through the Continuing and Professional Studies Offices.
Associate & Bachelor's Aid*
All steps should be completed at least ONE MONTH prior to the start of classes:
- Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
- Complete and submit, by mail or email, the Employer Educational Assistance Verification Form
*Elizabethtown College recognizes that standard financial aid forms do not always capture the full financial profile of our students. Please contact the Financial Aid Office at 717-361-1404 if you feel you have special circumstances or have any questions concerning this process.
Elizabethtown College is required to review your academic progress regularly to ensure your continued eligibility for Federal financial aid, as outlined in our Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) policies and procedures.For information about SAP Standards at Elizabethtown College, and for the policies that are in effect for undergraduate and graduate students, visit the Financial Aid Satisfactory Academic Progress Standards webpage.
Enrollment Eligibility for Financial Aid
The accelerated 5-week undergraduate sessions are offered in three 5-week "mini-terms" which comprise a semester. Because of this, the determination of half-time status is different than traditional degree programs that operate on a fall/spring semester schedule. Undergraduate enrollment levels are determined by combining the credits taken in three separate 5-week sessions in both fall and spring.
Undergraduate Programs (including associate and bachelor programs):Full-time status is a student taking 12 or more credits within the semester.
The website www.studentaid.gov has an abundance of information for students regarding all aspects of using federal aid and offers a “summary” page for students to get a snapshot in one place to view their borrowing history and lender information and much more.
At www.studentaid.gov, students can:
- view their federal student aid history, including loan detail, grant detail, and overpayment detail;
- get their loan servicer’s contact information;
- find out how much Pell Grant eligibility they have left; and
- download their federal student aid history into a text file using the MyData Download function.
Disbursal of Financial Aid
Disbursal of aid typically takes place in the first session in which a learner is registered; PHEAA grants (for undergraduate students) are not disbursed until the last session of the semester.
Renewal of Financial Aid
Learners must reapply each year in order for aid to continue. Typically a reminder is sent by the financial aid office through email in March. Learners are highly encouraged to complete materials for their application by May 1 for the following summer and fall and November 1 for the following spring. This includes the College's Employer Assistance Verification Form and the Free Application for Federal Student Aid. Possible tax documents and other worksheets may requested.
Employer Tuition Reimbursement
Your employer might help offset the cost of your education; talk to your human resources department or consult your employee handbook for information about tuition reimbursement or assistance programs.
Tuition Deferment Program
Elizabethtown College offers a tuition deferment plan for students using their employer’s reimbursement. Typically the employer requires your course to be completed with a final grade recorded prior to reimbursing the employee. Rather than requiring payment for the course upfront, students can enroll in the deferment program to defer payment for 30 days after the date of the last class in each 5-week session.
Scholarships for Adult Learners
Edward and Carol Murphy/Charlotte Newcombe Scholarship for Mature Women Students The Edward and Carol Murphy/Charlotte Newcombe Scholarship for Mature Women Students is open to female students ages 25 and older, on basis of financial need, academic record and professional/career aspirations.. In August, an email is sent to all matriculated SCPS students who meet the criteria, inviting them to apply for the endowed scholarship.
James L. Fritz/Charlotte Newcombe Scholarship for Mature Women and Men Students
The James L. Fritz/Charlotte Newcombe Scholarship for Mature Women and Men Students is open to male and female students ages 25 and older, on the basis of financial need, academic record and professional/career aspirations. In August, an email is sent to all matriculated SCPS students who meet the criteria, inviting them to apply for the endowed scholarship.
Alpha Sigma Lambda Honor Society Scholarship
For current SCPS students pursuing an associate or bachelor's degree who have completed a minimum of 24 semester hours of graded coursework; achieved a minimum 3.2 GPA in all coursework; and have demonstrated financial need. For information, contact your academic advisor.
(SCPS applicant does not have to be a member of ASL to apply.)
There are numerous external scholarships available to nontraditional students. We've compiled a list, available in the PDF documents. Please know that these links take you off our website; we do not monitor or control the information provided on these websites. This information is provided for your convenience only.