Financial Aid Cost of Attendance

students in rosenwald lab

Students are hard at work studying organic chemistry in the Rosenwald Lab in Burke Hall.

students from above

A view from above: Students find a comfortable and congenial place to study at the Black Family Visual Arts Center.

Kokopelli, a sculpture.

Kokopelli, a sculpture by renowned Native American artist Allan Houser, is installed on the Maffei Plaza in front of the Black Family Visual Arts Center.

a student studying

A student studies in peace at the Top of the Hop.

dartmouth hall in shadow

The bell tower on top of Dartmouth Hall provides a dramatic silhouette.

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.  

 

DARTMOUTH COLLEGE'S COST OF ATTENDANCE (COA) 2020-2021

Direct expenses billed by Dartmouth:

Living on-campus

Living in a local off-campus apartment

Living with relatives remote learning

Tuition (3 terms)

57,796

57,796

57,796

Fees

1,662

1,662

1,662

Housing

10,362

   

Meals

6,660

   

Other expenses - not billed by Dartmouth:

     

Off campus housing/ meals

 

12,525

8,019

Books & Supplies

1,005

1,005

1,005

Personal expenses**

2,040

2,580

2,580

 Total Budget

79,525

75,568

71,062

**Personal expenses include indirect costs such as laundry detergent and personal care items. The estimated cost for students who are not living on campus includes an allowance of $180 per term for internet access. 

First-time students are charged a one-time fee of $217 for records and class dues in addition to the fees listed above. 

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 or may be adjusted for a combination of on campus, remote learning while living at home or with family, and off-campus residential living within the academic year. 
 

THE estimated COST FOR ONE TERM OF ENROLLMENT FOR EACH OF THE LIVING CIRCUMSTANCES is listed below.

 

Direct expenses billed by Dartmouth:

Living on-campus

Living in a local off-campus apartment

Living with relatives remote learning

Tuition (1 term)

19,265

19,265

19,265

Fees

554

554

554

Housing

3,454

   

Meals

2,220

   

Other expenses - not billed by Dartmouth:

     

Off campus housing/ meals

 

4,175

2,673

Books & Supplies

335

335

335

Personal expenses**

680

860

860

 Total Budget

26,508

25,189

23,687

 

 

 

 

ADDITIONAL EXPENSES:

HEALTH INSURANCE - All students must purchase the 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 2020-21 is $3,891.

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 only if you travel to Hanover from some distance. 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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