Financial Aid Cost of Attendance

students enjoying the green

The Green is a perfect spot for a meeting with your professor. 

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.

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 estimtate 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. 



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


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. 





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