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Cost and Financial Aid

Like everything about York College, financial aid is highly personalized to address each family’s unique financial scenario.

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The Cost of Higher Education Can Be Intimidating. The Value Is Undeniable.

We want to help you plan for and afford a York College degree. With scholarship opportunities and financial aid options to supplement York’s already affordable tuition, we give you the resources to feel confident in your choice.  

Making College Affordable

By filling out the FAFSA, —the federal application for financial aid— you are one step closer to a price point that works for you. Here are all the ins and outs of starting the process: 

Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid

  • Incoming first year students should apply by the end of February their senior year of high school. FAFSA will be available in December 2023!
  • Transfer students should apply when applying for admission to the college.
  • Use the York College Title IV institutional code – 003399.
  • The FAFSA collects financial and other information used to determine the Expected Family Contribution (EFC) used by York College, and state and federal entities, to calculate your eligibility for financial aid.
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What To Expect After You Apply

  • Within several days of submitting your FAFSA, you will receive a Student Aid Report (SAR) sent to the email address you provided on the FAFSA. 
  • Review the SAR for accuracy and make any corrections by following the instructions included. 
  • Your FAFSA information will be sent directly to all the colleges that you included with the Title IV institutional code.
  • After filing, you can check the processing status of the FAFSA and make changes at or by calling 1-800-4FED-AID.

Your York College Financial Aid Award

  • Typically within 2-4 weeks of receiving the completed Student Aid Report, you will be sent your York College Financial Aid Award Letter. 
  • The letter includes your eligibility for York College Financial Aid, work study and state and federal aid programs, including the Federal Direct (student) Loan.
  • Your award information can also be seen on the YCP Web under the Financial Aid Menu, along with the Federal Shopping Sheet. The Federal Shopping Sheet is a tool to assist you in comparing financial aid award information with that from other higher education institutions.

Federal Direct (Student) Loan

The student’s eligibility for the Federal Direct Loan will be indicated on the York College Financial Aid Award Letter. You will be given the option of either accepting or rejecting the student loan. Directions will be included as part of your financial aid offer. You must enroll in a minimum of 6 credits per semester to be eligible for the Federal Direct Loan.

Federal PLUS (Parent) Loan

A parent may apply for Federal PLUS loan after the student has submitted their enrollment deposit to the Admissions Office and returned their financial aid acceptance documents. To apply, go to

Special Conditions, Appeals and Reconsideration of an Award

Appeals for reconsideration of a York College Financial Aid award can be made based on special circumstances by providing additional information in writing to the York College Financial Aid Office.

Typical information considered for financial aid appeals and reconsideration include:

  • Unusual expenses or circumstances that influence the ability to contribute to educational expenses
  • Family financial situation has changed since submitting the FAFSA
  • For consideration, download and print the ‌York College Special Circumstances Worksheet‌
Special Circumstance Form

New students for 2024-25 and returning students who will be first time Federal Student Loan borrowers:

Accept your award online by completing the following steps:

  1. Go to YCPWeb and click on “Enter Secure Area”
  2. Enter your ID and PIN (your six digit date of birth MMDDYY, if you have not already changed it.)
  3. Click on the “Financial Aid” tab
  4. Click on “Award” and then “Award for Aid Year”.  Select the current aid year.
  5. Click on the “Accept Award Offer” tab.
  6. Accept or Decline the Award Offer
  7. Go to  You will sign in using your FSA ID and Password
  8. Complete the Master Promissory Note (MPN).  This is a legal document that commits you to paying back what you’ve borrowed from the U.S. Department of Education.
  9. Complete Loan Entrance Counseling.  This is information provided by the federal government so they can ensure you know what you’re signing up for when borrowing loans.

If you complete these steps all of your financial aid will be credited to your semester bill from the College (with the exception of a work-study award).  York College makes available several affordable payment options including a monthly payment plan to assist you in paying the balance of your tuition.  Contact the Business Office for more information.


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The Value of a York Education

At York College, we are proud to offer incredible resources at a fraction of the cost of tuition, compared to other institutions. Do the math for yourself, and see how we value our students and their education. 

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You Have Questions. We Have Answers

There can be some uncertainty that comes along with figuring out financials — but we have you covered. Check out the Financial Aid FAQ to help answer some of those lingering queries.

Education That's Accessible for All

There are plenty of options that can help make learning affordable. Explore some of the ways you can do it: 

Low cost loans through various private lenders are available to students who need funding beyond the limits of the Federal Student Loan program. Students can borrow up to the full cost of education minus the financial aid received for an affordable college. A credit worthy co-signer may be required. Students are not required to make payments while enrolled at least half-time. For more information see the following website:

ELM Select Lender Comparison - A Free Private Loan Lender Comparison

York College is committed to providing students and their families with the best information and processing alternatives available regarding student borrowing. In support of this and in an effort to rule out any perceived or actual conflict of interest between York College officers, employees or agents and education loan lenders, York College of Pennsylvania has adopted the following:

  • York College of PA does not participate in any revenue-sharing arrangements with any lender.
  • York College of PA does not permit any officer, employee or agent of the school who is employed in the financial aid office or is otherwise involved in the administration of education loans to accept any gifts of greater than a nominal value from any lender, guarantor or servicer.
  • York College of PA does not permit any officer, employee or agent of the school who is employed in the financial aid office or is otherwise involved in the administration of education loans to accept any fee, payment or other financial benefit (including a stock purchase option) from a lender or affiliate of a lender as compensation for any type of consulting arrangement or contract to provide services to a lender or on behalf of a lender relating to education loans.
  • York College of PA does not permit any officer, employee or agent of the school who is employed in the financial aid office or is otherwise involved in the administration of education loans to accept anything of value from a lender, guarantor, or group of lenders and/or guarantors in exchange for service on an advisory board, commission or other group established by such a lender, guarantor group of lenders and/or guarantors. York College of PA does allow for the reasonable reimbursement of expenses associated with participation in such boards, commissions or groups by lenders, guarantors, or groups of lenders and/or guarantors.
  • York College of PA does not assign a lender to any first-time borrower through financial aid packaging or any other means.
  • York College of PA recognizes that a borrower has the right to choose any lender from which to borrow to finance his/her education. York College of PA will not refuse to certify or otherwise deny or delay certification of a loan based on the borrower's selection of a lender and/or guarantor.
  • York College of PA will not request or accept any offer of funds to be used for private education loans to students from any lender in exchange for providing the lender with a specified number or volume of Title IV loans, or a preferred lender arrangement for Title IV loans.
  • York College of PA will not request or accept any assistance with call center or financial aid office staffing.
  • The Financial Aid Information Page - A free comprehensive, independent and objective guide to student financial aid.
  • UPromise - A program where your everyday purchases from contributing companies can help pay off your student loans.
  • - An excellent source of information and resources developed to help you learn about student loans, budgeting, credit cards and more.
  • - "At Federal Student Aid, we make it easier to get money for higher education."

Contact Us

Office of Financial Aid

Miller Administration Building, Room 138
Phone: 717.815.1282