Financial Aid for Continuing Students

All Gettysburg students interested in receiving consideration for need-based financial aid, including Gettysburg College grants or Federal Direct Loans, must complete a new financial aid application each year.

Due by April 15

  • Submit the FAFSA. Gettysburg College code: 003268
    We are recommending that students and parent(s) utilize the IRS Data Retrieval Tool when completing the FAFSA
  • Requirements for International Students

NOTE: The Financial Aid PROFILE is not required for continuing students. Additional information may be required for first-time financial aid applicants; contact the Office of Financial aid for more details. 

What is the IRS Data Retrieval Tool?

This useful feature in the FAFSA permits you to access submitted Federal Tax Return information, when possible, to populate many questions on the FAFSA.

Your Federal Tax Return should be submitted to the IRS at least three weeks in advance (if filing electronically) or eight weeks in advance (if filing by mail) in order to use the IRS Data Retrieval Tool. Our colleagues at the University of California, Santa Barbara have created a helpful video with additional information on using the IRS Data Retrieval Tool

What if I am selected for verification by the Department of Education?

The Office of Financial Aid will follow up with students who, after submitting the FAFSA, have been selected for Federal Financial Aid Verification by the Department of Education to collect additional information.

Is other information needed?

Students and parent(s) do not need to submit W-2 statements, tax return transcript(s), the Gettysburg College Verification Worksheet or other information unless later requested to do so by the Office of Financial Aid as part of the Federal Financial Aid Verification process.

When will I be notified of my financial aid award?

Due to Satisfactory Academic Progress verification requirements, we will not begin mailing awards until after we are able to review spring grades. Typically awards are mailed to students in mid-June.

Fall billing statements will be distributed by the Student Accounts Office in late June and due by August 1. Contact the Student Accounts office at 717-337-6220 for information about the monthly payment plan through Tuition Management Systems

Additional FAFSA Information

The Federal Student Aid Programs should send students who completed a FAFSA during the previous year a Renewal Reminder e-mail in mid-late January. Students need to share this information with their parents.

The student and parent will need their PINs in order to complete the Renewal FAFSA. If necessary the procedures for obtaining a new or duplicate PIN are available at

If you prefer to complete the FAFSA by mail, a paper version can be obtained by calling the Federal Student Aid Information Center at 1-800-4-FEDAID.  Students may request up to three copies and should receive the FAFSAs in three to seven business days. The PDF FAFSA is available for you to print and fill out manually or is screen-fillable. Screen-fillable means you can enter your data on the screen before printing.

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