Federal Loan Information

Federal financial aid is available to US citizens and permanent residents at graduate level provided they are enrolled at least half-time and making satisfactory academic progress in a degree program. 

How The Federal Loan Application Process Works

Please review the Graduate Federal Financial Aid Information including interest rates, fees and consumer information for the 2023/2024 academic year. Consumer information for 2024/2025 will be available in the summer of 2024.

There are two applications:

  1. The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) must be completed each year. Dartmouth's school code is 002573. The FAFSA is the only form required for Federal Student Aid.
  2. The Dartmouth College 2023-2024 Graduate Application  must be completed and submitted to the Financial Aid Office. To utilize the fillable form feature, you may need to download the form first.


Federal Loan Limits

  • Federal Direct Unsubsidized Loan - $20,500 (limits higher for some TDI programs)
  • Federal Direct Graduate PLUS Loan - Up to entire cost of attendance, less any other aid received (dependent on credit approval)