Tuition and Costs

When compared with cost and value at other types of institutions, a private college or university, is worth the investment.

We make a commitment to our students and their families to provide an excellent education. We invest in our faculty, facilities, curriculum and offerings to add additional value to your educational experience and to your future degree. We work hard to offer a high-quality four-year degree at a cost that makes it accessible to everyone.

Scholarship Opportunities

$37 Million

in institutional scholarships and grants

95% of Students

receive financial aid directly from E-town.

$11 Million

in grants and scholarships to first-year students alone.

Elizabethtown College makes private education affordable with over $37 million in institutional scholarships and grants awarded in 2015-16 to nearly 95% of Elizabethtown students. We awarded $11 million in grants and scholarships to first-year students alone. Additionally, federal and state funds enhance the packages of nearly every student at the college.

For high academic achievers, merit-based scholarships are available. Awards run up to more than half tuition. No separate application is necessary for merit-based scholarship eligibility. All applications completed by March 1 will be considered. Additional scholarships are available by application including Music Performance and Endowed scholarships. 

Tuition and Comprehensive Fees

Resident Annual Rate
Tuition $43,490
Room $5,230
Meal Plan $5,330
Comprehensive Fee $54,050
for the 2016-2017 academic year
Commuter Annual Rate
Tuition $43,490
Comprehensive Fee $43,490
for the 2016-2017 academic year

Financial Aid

Our comprehensive financial aid programs ensure that an Elizabethtown education is available to students of all economic backgrounds. Through a combination of grants, loans and campus employment, our students are able to find the means to attend Elizabethtown College. Each student's amount of assistance is based upon his or her demonstrated financial need.

Our Financial Aid Office is here to assist you and your family from application through graduation. Stop by when you visit campus and meet with our Financial Aid staff to learn more about what we can do to help you afford your degree. 

2016-2017 Financial Aid Calendar (tentative)

Fall 2016

  • August 1 - Payment Due
  • August 26 - New Students Arrive
  • August 28 - Returning Student Validation/Check-In
  • September 5 - Labor Day - No Classes
  • October 6-7 - Fall Break - No Classes
  • October 10 - Monday Schedule of Classes
  • October 15 - Homecoming
  • October 19 - Midterm
  • November 14-18 - Registration Week
  • November 24-25 - Thanksgiving Recess
  • December 12-16 - Final Exams

Spring 2017

  • January 1 - Payment Due
  • January 15 - Validation/Check-in
  • January 16 - Martin Luther King Day - No Classes
  • March 6-10 - Spring Break - No Classes
  • March 14 - Midterm
  • April 14-17 - Easter Recess - No Day Classes
  • April 17 - Monday Evening Classes Meet
  • May 8-12 - Final Exams
  • May 20 - Commencement