Dartmouth College's Cost of Attendance (COA) 2018-2019

Direct Costs

The directly-billed charges include tuition, fees, housing and food. You will be billed for these charges approximately six weeks before each term starts.

  • Tuition: $53,496
  • Fees*: $1,539
  • Housing: $9,504
  • Food*: $6,252

Estimated Indirect Costs

Plan to arrive on campus with sufficient funds for your out-of-pocket expenses.  You will need an average of $1,100 per term to pay for your own books, supplies, laundry, toiletries etc.  These indirect costs will not appear on your college bill.

  • Books: $1,005
  • Misc.: $2,040

Total: $73,836*

* First-Year Students have additional fees associated with orienation of $418. Total first year cost of attendance is $74,254.

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 2017-2018 is $3,191.


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 in 2017-2018 is $1,450.


You may incur costs for travel to and from Dartmouth.  Some students’ awards will include an amount to assist with travel expenses, but each student is responsible for arranging and paying for their own transportation as part of their family contribution.

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