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'S COST OF ATTENDANCE (COA) 2022-2023

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

On-Campus Residency

Local Off-Campus Residency

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

Other expenses - not billed by Dartmouth

 
Off-campus housing/meals   17,874
Books & Supplies 1,005 1,005
Personal expenses** 2,040 2,040
Total Budget 83,349 83,349

Should the College revert to remote learning at any time during the year, awards may be adjusted as appropriate to reflect remote housing and food allowances.

This estimate does not include a dining plan for students who live off-campus. Students may still purchase a dining plan if they wish. Billable charges will be increased by the cost of the chosen dining plan. 

**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. 

2022-2023

ESTIMATED COST FOR ONE TERM OF ENROLLMENT

 

Direct expenses billed by Dartmouth

On-Campus Residency

Local Off-Campus Residency

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

Other expenses - not billed by Dartmouth

 
Off campus housing/ meals   5,958
Books & Supplies 335 335
Personal expenses 680 680
Total Budget 27,783 27,783

This estimate does not include the purchase of a dining plan for students living off-campus. Student may still purchase a dining plan if they wish. Billable expenses will increase by the cost of the chosen dining plan. 

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 2021-2022 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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DARTMOUTH COLLEGE'S COST OF ATTENDANCE (COA) 2021-2022

In response to the limited local housing options and the increased costs for off-campus living in the Hanover area, Dartmouth will use the same living cost allowance for all students to determine financial aid eligibility beginning with the fall 2021 term. This means that financial aid awarded will be the same amount for students living in local, off-campus housing and students living on-campus. If you live off-campus, you will not be billed for housing and are only billed for a meal plan if you purchase one. If your financial aid had been adjusted to reflect lower off-campus expenses for fall term and/or beyond, your financial aid award has been or will be revised to reflect the updated budget. This may result in additional scholarship aid for scholarship recipients. Please contact the Financial Aid Office with any questions.

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

On-Campus Residency

Local Off-Campus Residency

Tuition (3 terms) 58,953 58,953
Fees 1,695 1,695
Housing 10,569  
Meals 6,792 3,105

Other expenses - not billed by Dartmouth

 
Off-campus housing/meals   13,716
Books & Supplies 1,005 1,005
Personal expenses** 2,040 2,580
Total Budget 81,054 81,054

Should the College revert to remote learning at any time during the year, awards may be adjusted as appropriate to reflect remote housing and food allowances.

This estimate assumes the purchase of the Off Campus Apartment Dining Plan for any enrolled undergraduate student who is not living on campus.

**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 $222 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 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.

ESTIMATED COST FOR ONE TERM OF ENROLLMENT FOR EACH OF THE LIVING CIRCUMSTANCES

Direct expenses billed by Dartmouth

On-Campus Residency

Local Off-Campus Residency

Tuition 19,651 19,651
Fees 565 565
Housing 3,523  
Meals 2,264 1,035

Other expenses - not billed by Dartmouth

 
Off campus housing/ meals   4,572
Books & Supplies 335 335
Personal expenses 680 860
Total Budget 27,018 27,018

This estimate assumes the purchase of the Off Campus Apartment Dining Plan for any enrolled undergraduate student who is not living on campus.

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 2021-2022 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 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.

Try our Quick Cost Estimator.