Financial Aid Cost of Attendance

students in rosenwald lab

Students are hard at work studying organic chemistry in the Rosenwald Lab in Burke Hall.

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 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.

Dartmouth College's Cost of Attendance (COA) 2015-2016

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: $48,120
  • Fees*: $1,386
  • Housing*: $8,553
  • Food: $5,685

Estimated Indirect Costs

Plan to arrive on campus with sufficient funds for your out-of-pocket expenses.  You will need an average of $1,027 per term to pay for your own books, supplies, laundry, etc.  These indirect costs will not appear on your college bill.

  • Books: $1,260
  • Misc.: $2,040

Total: $67,044*

* First-Year Students have additional room charges and fees of $390. Total first year cost of attendance is $67,434.

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 2015-2016 is $2,645.


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 2015-2016 is $1,114.


An allowance for transportation is considered an educational expense. 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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