Cost of Attendance
- Tuition - $63,684
- Housing - $11,418
- Food - $7,341
- Books, course materials, supplies and equipment - $1,005
- Miscellaneous - $2,040
- Fees - $1,827
- Travel - $250*
(A) Total Cost $87,565
*Travel costs may vary by distance to/from Hanover.
The cost of attendance includes expenses which will appear on your student bill (tuition, fees, housing and food) and expenses which will not appear on your student bill such as books and miscellaneous expenses (such as laundry and personal care items) and transportation.
Family Responsibility (example)
- Student Contribution - $1,500
- Parent Contribution - $5,000
(B) Total Family Contribution - $6,500
For the total family contribution, both the parent and the student are expected to contribute towards the cost of education. The parent contribution is based on the financial information supplied on the applications. We expect students to work during the summer, or whichever leave term they are not on campus, and contribute towards their costs. For the 2023-2024 academic year the minimum student contribution for first year students was between $1,000 and $2,000. For returning students this will range between $1,500 and $3,000. A contribution from student assets may also be expected as part of your student contribution.
(C) Need as Determined by Dartmouth (A-B=C) - $81,065
The determined need, also referred to as demonstrated is the amount of money that Dartmouth calculated as your family's need: "Cost of Education" (A) minus "Total Family Contribution" (B) equals "Demonstrated Need" (C).