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.


Dartmouth College operates on a quarter schedule - each quarter represents a "term." A standard academic year consists of THREE TERMS AND IS USED TO ESTIMATE the TOTAL COSTS below.

Direct expenses billed by Dartmouth

Three-term Costs

Tuition (3 terms) 60,687
Fees 1,743
Housing 10,881
Food 6,993

Other expenses - not billed by Dartmouth

Books, Course Materials, Supplies, and Equipment 1,005
Personal expenses** 2,040
Total Budget 83,349

**Personal expenses include indirect costs such as laundry detergent and personal care items. 

First-time students are charged a one-time fee of $228 for records and class dues in addition to the fees listed above, as well as $225 for meals during orientation programming.

The D-plan allows for enrollment flexibility during the year. Both the cost of attendance and your aid will be adjusted based on your circumstances each term. The adjustment may include a proration for 2-term or 4-term enrollment. 




Direct expenses billed by Dartmouth

Cost per term

Tuition 20,229
Fees 581
Housing 3,627
Food 2,337

Other expenses - not billed by Dartmouth

Books, Course Materials, Supplies, and Equipment 335
Personal expenses 680
Total Budget 27,783


Additional Expenses

HEALTH INSURANCE - All students must purchase the Student Group Health Insurance Plan unless they can certify to Health Services that they are covered by a comparable medical plan. The cost of the plan in 2022-2023 is $4,163.

COMPUTER - Entering students are required to have a computer meeting Dartmouth requirements. Students may provide their own computer or purchase one through the College. The cost for the basic computer package is $1,700.

TRAVEL - An allowance for transportation is considered an educational expense and has been included in your total cost of attendance. The amount is based on distance to Hanover. 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.

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