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Financial Aid

Make no mistake—excellence comes at a price—but we don’t want finances to get in the way . For that reason, we work with all of our students, to make higher education affordable. We do our part by providing annual financial aid exceeding $33 million to over 95 percent of our students, on top of the more than half of our students who will also receive merit-based scholarships.

Elizabethtown College’s Financial Aid Office assists prospective students in finding the financial means to allow them to fully participate in the educational experience at the College.

93 Percent

of our students receive grants and scholarships directly from the College totalling:


in scholarships and grants from Elizabethtown College


Services include:

Our Institutional Commitment

From where does all the financial aid come? Elizabethtown College students may be eligible for a variety of aid resources. Approximately three-quarters of all aid received by our first-year students comes from Elizabethtown College.

Elizabethtown College awarded $9.8 million in grants and scholarships to first-year students alone. In addition, these students received $4.4 million from federal, state and private sources for a total of $14.2 million. The specific amount of aid each student receives depends upon that student’s financial need and academic profile.

Types of Aid

Need based financial aid

Need based aid

Students interested in need-based financial aid (grants, loans and employment) must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Applicants should apply no later than March 15 for maximum consideration.

Merit based financial aid

Merit based aid

All applicants are considered for renewable merit-based scholarships during the admissions application review. Some of these include about 100 endowed scholarships and gifts from Elizabethtown College Alumni and friends.

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