Zero Parent Contribution and No Loans for Families with Annual Income Below $125,000

To ensure that students from low- to middle-income backgrounds can afford a Dartmouth undergraduate education, those students whose families have a total annual income below $125,000 can expect to receive a financial aid package that includes no responsibility for a parent contribution, provided their assets are typical for this income range.

Those students will still be expected to contribute to the cost of their Dartmouth education by drawing on their summer (or leave-term) earnings, their part-time work during the school year, and/or their own savings. Students’ full need will be met without the inclusion of a student loan, but loans will be available upon request.