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How to Apply for Aid

We are interested in you, your talents, and your potential—not your ability to pay. Prospective first-year students and transfer students start here to see deadlines and find links to the forms you need to complete.

FAFSA and Other Forms

For U.S. citizens or permanent residents, the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is the only form required to apply for federal financial aid, grants, and loans. The other forms in the list below are required to apply for Dartmouth scholarship funds and loans.

A Note About Sending Documents Directly to the Office

Confidential information, including personally identifiable information (PII), should not be transmitted via email without encryption.  Dartmouth has contracted with the College Board to offer a secure upload for US Citizens and Permanent Residents to submit application information through IDOC.  If you are sending sensitive information directly to the office please mail the documents, or provide the documents via encrypted application (i.e., Winzip) with password protection.  The password to open any encrypted documents should be sent via separate email.

Important Deadlines

Early Decision

CSS Profile: November 1
FAFSA: November 1
IDOC: November 1

Regular Decision

CSS Profile: February 1
FAFSA: February 1
IDOC: February 1

Transfer Students

CSS Profile: March 1
FAFSA: March 1
IDOC: March 1


Choose your residency status for application details:

U.S. Citizens/Permanent Residents

Important dates and information about required application documents.

Undocumented Students

Dartmouth provides financial aid to undocumented students.

International Students

Required documents and deadlines for students from outside of the U.S.A.

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