Elizabethtown College
Elizabethtown, PA, USA

Tuition, Cost & Aid

Affordability and Cost

Average Net Price Average net price for full-time, first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates paying the in-state or in-district tuition rate who were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution. Other sources of grant aid are excluded. Aid awarded anytime during the full aid year is included.

Average net price is generated by subtracting the average amount of federal, state or local government, or institutional grant and scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. Total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees (lower of in-district or in-state), books and supplies and the weighted average room and board and other expenses.
$28,222
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Average Net Price By Family Income
Income
Average Amount
< $30k
$19,869
$30k - $48k
$20,536
$48k - $75k
$25,343
$75k - $110k
$29,951
$110k+
$32,546
Tuition
In-State Tuition In-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who meet the state's or institution's residency requirements. In-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students residing in the locality in which they attend school and may be a lower rate than in-state tuition if offered by the institution.
$46,940
Out-of-State Tuition Out-of-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who do not meet the state’s or institution’s residency requirements. Out-of-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students not residing in the locality in which they attend school.
$46,940
Additional Costs
Room and Board The weighted average for room and board and other expenses is generated as follows:
  • (amount for on-campus room, board and other expenses * # of students living on-campus.
  • + amount for off-campus (with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus with family
  • + amount for off-campus (not with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus not with family)
divided by the total # of students. Students whose living arrangements are unknown are excluded from the calculation. For some institutions the # of students by living arrangement will be known, but dollar amounts will not be known. In this case the # of students with no corresponding dollar amount will be excluded from the denominator.
$11,370
Books and Supplies
$1,100
Tuition Payment Plan
Yes
Financial Aid: visit page
Financial Aid Email: [email protected]

Aid & Grants

0
100
86%
Need Met
Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid. Federal gift aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
20%
Average Aid Per Year
$27,431
Students Receiving Grants Percent of undergraduate students awarded grant aid. Grant aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
20%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$5,071
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
$25,518
Students receiving state aid
27%
Average State Grant Aid Per Year
$3,541
Students receiving federal aid
24%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$5,071
Average Grant & Scholarship By Family Income
Income
Average Amount
< $30k
$36,034
$30k - $48k
$35,367
$48k - $75k
$30,469
$75k - $110k
$25,952
$110k+
$23,357
Total Non-Need-Based Scholarships/Grants
$11,506,436

Student Loans

Students Borrowing Loans Loans to students - Any monies that must be repaid to the lending institution for which the student is the designated borrower. Includes all Title IV subsidized and unsubsidized loans and all institutionally- and privately-sponsored loans. Does not include PLUS and other loans made directly to parents.
73%
Average Loan Amount Per Year
$9,695
Students receiving federal loans
72%
Average Federal Loans Per Year
$5,899
Average Other Loans Per Year
$15,548
Average Debt at Graduation The median federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated. This figure includes only federal loans; it excludes private student loans and Parent PLUS loans.
$25,228
Loan Default Rate
2%
US National: 7%
Median Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 5.05% interest rate.
$287

What Students Are Saying

4.01 Average Rating
It may be expensive, but with the right job after college, you'll have those college loans paid off in no time! Remember, you get what you pay for!
Wayne from Prince Frederick, MD
It is expensive, but they do give out a lot of scholarships, many of them cover half of the tuition or more. Scholarships are also easier to keep than at most colleges as well, I believe the minimum GPA to maintain after you recieve an academic scholarship is 2.0. (Most colleges require either 2.75 or 3.0, which is really diffcult to do- some semesters are much harder than others. It also means that the freshman lag in grades before students adjust is not as harsh.)

There are also a lot of included services many students are not aware of. If you take advantage of there opportunities, you really are getting a good value for your education and personal care needs (they offer many counseling and medical services free).
Victoria from Silver Spring, MD
It's a very expensive school, but it is most certainly worth it. Elizabethtown provides a fantastic quality of education, especially with programs such as music, occupational therapy, allied health (pre-med), and education. There are connections and opportunities that students at much larger schools would never get. And the close work with the faculty is priceless. The chance to work closely with professors is great, and advisors truly get to know their students and help them make the best choices for their future. All in all, that $40,000 a year is completely worth it.
Beth
Some programs are definitely better than others, and you should do your research to compare your prospective major with that of other schools. The IB program as well as the sciences and occupational therapy are exceptionally well-run at Elizabethtown. It is a very expensive school, but academic scholarships are available, and a degree from Elizabethtown should eventually pay for itself.
Allan from Sellersville, PA
School is expensive, we know. Especially a private school like Etown College. However, the experience I'm getting from attending a school such as this one, and the academic power is definitely worth the loans at the end of your four (or five, fellow Occupational Therapy majors!) years. There are so many opportunities that arise when attending such a small-- but definitely well-known in the area-- school like Elizabethtown.
Elise from Aberdeen, MD
truly, etown knows that they are not a cheap school, so they really try their best to provide excellent financial aid! the people at the business office are also really nice and helpful if you have any questions.
Stephanie from Crystal Lake, IL
The cost for tuition is very expensive, but you get a great education. It cost makes it hard for students that have a passion to attend this school nearly impossible. I knew a few students who really want to attend but they just simply couldn't afford it. So get as many scholarships as you can!
Shanae from Newark, DE