When families have been affected by separation, divorce, remarriage, or death, the Financial Aid Office carefully considers the individual circumstances. In complex situations, please be aware that there can be quite a large difference between the estimate you get using the Net Price Calculator and the final result after Dartmouth has received all your information and made our detailed calculations.
You can use the following information to improve the accuracy of the calculation.
If your parent is widowed and remarried, indicate "married" for marital status, and complete the form using data for your parent, stepparent and their dependents.
Widowed parents who have not remarried, should select the "widowed" option for the parent's marital status question.
Divorced, Separated, or Unmarried Parents
If your parents are divorced, you will need to complete a separate calculation with each parent's information and combine the two results for your estimate.
If one parent is unknown to the student, or does not participate in the student's life (financially and otherwise), and whose financial data is unattainable, complete the form using only information for the parent you live with.
If your parents live together (unmarried), regardless of marital status, please use both parents' information when filling out all of the questions.