Cost of Attendance

Education is an investment. Dartmouth has been ranked as a Best Value School and our return on investment calculation is among the highest in the world. Dartmouth will also invest in you; 50% of our students receive scholarships.


Direct Costs

  • Tuition: $46,764
  • Fees*: $1,344
  • Housing*: $8,286
  • Food: $5,553

Indirect Costs

  • Books: $1,176
  • Misc: $2,010

Total: $65,133*

* First-Year Student have additional room charges and fees of $390. Total first year cost of attendance is $65,523.

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Direct/Billed Expenses

The directly-billed charges include tuition, fees, housing and food. You will be billed for these charges approximately six weeks before each term starts.

Indirect Expenses

Plan to arrive on campus with sufficient funds for your out-of-pocket expenses.  
You will need an average of $1,027 per term to pay for your own books, supplies, laundry, etc.  These indirect costs will not appear on your college bill.  


An allowance for transportation is considered an educational expense. These expenses will not appear on your student bill, but should be factored into a budget for your planning purposes. Each student is responsible for all aspects of their own travel, and the associated costs are typically an out of pocket expense to be covered by the student and/or parent contribution.