Financial Aid Policies & Resources

Financial Aid Handbook

Every year, Dartmouth's Financial Aid Office publishes a comprehensive copy of our policies and guidelines, know as the Financial Aid Handbook.

Download the Handbook

What Information Does the Handbook Cover?

The publication is a 42-page guide to financial aid and managing your finances while living on campus. It covers the following topics:

  • Eligibility for Financial Aid
  • Your Costs
  • The Financial Aid Application Process and Forms First-Year Students
  • Returning Students Calendar Application FAQs
  • Special Circumstances Divorced or Separated Parents
  • Independent Status Married Students
  • The Award
  • Expected Parent Contribution
  • Expected Student Contribution
  • Self-Help
  • Employment Loans
  • Federal and State Grant Programs
  • Dartmouth Scholarship Assistance
  • Outside Scholarships
  • 2-Term/4-Term D-Plans
  • What We Expect From You & From Your Parents
  • Off-Campus Programs and Transfer Terms
  • International Students
  • Satisfactory Academic Progress
  • Billing/Student Financial Services
  • Withdrawal, Suspension, and Refunds
  • Helpful Contact Info
  • The Fine Print 
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