About the Fund

In addition to traditional financial aid that enables undergraduate students to attend Dartmouth, we are fortunate to make available supplemental funds supported by our endowment. These resources were previously called Barrier Removal Funds, but are now bundled together and enhanced in the new Dartmouth 4E Fund. 

The four Es represent the following:

  • Essentials 
  • Enrichment 
  • Experiences
  • Emergencies

The Office of Financial Aid is primarily responsible for making sure the full range of the undergraduate experience is affordable and accessible for every student, in collaboration with Student Affairs and other resources on campus.

These funds have historically been used to support students from low-income backgrounds to ease the expenses of essential items (medical co-pays and deductibles, computer repairs), enrichment items (GRE/MCAT/LSAT test prep, graduate applications, professional interview clothing), experiences (extracurricular activities), and emergency costs (emergency travel).



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