Financial Aid Cost of Attendance

Net Price Calculators

Many students don't pay the sticker price to attend college. But how will you know how much it will cost you? Use one of the Net Price Calculators here to get an estimate of what it might cost you to attend Dartmouth.

Who Should Use the Calculator?

The calculator is meant for prospective undergraduate students and families to estimate their net cost. It is not designed for use by Canadian, international, or returning students. It is just an estimate and not an offer of financial aid. The Dartmouth Financial Aid Office will make the final decision on your "aid eligibility" (how much you will be awarded) only after we have reviewed all required application materials.

To Use the Calulator You Will Need

  • Your most recent Federal Income Tax Returns for student and parents
  • Parents' most recent W2 forms
  • Savings, investments, and other asset information for student and parents

Parents Whose Total Income* is Less Than $200,000

Parents Whose Total Income* is Greater Than $200,000

*Total income is the adjusted gross income figure reported on your parents' most recent federal income tax return plus sources of untaxed income. Untaxed income includes contributions your parents make to a 401K retirement account, untaxed social security benefits, and any child support received.

Net Price Calculator Information for Different Family Circumstances

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.

Widowed Parents

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.

 

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