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Dartmouth College's Cost of Attendance (COA) 2023-2024

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: $63,684
  • Fees*: $2,055
  • Housing: $11,418
  • Food*: $7,591

Estimated Indirect Costs

Plan to arrive on campus with sufficient funds for your out-of-pocket expenses. You will need an average of $1,015 per term to pay for your own books, supplies, laundry, toiletries etc.  These indirect costs will not appear on your college bill.

  • Books, Course Materials, Supplies, and Equipment$1,005
  • Misc.: $2,040

Total: $87,793*

* First-Year Students have additional fees associated with orientation of $478. These are included in the above totals.

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 2022-2023 is $4,163. Students who receive need-based financial aid will receive 1/2 of the health plan cost in additional scholarship funds, if purchased. 

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 2022-2023 is $1,700.

You may incur costs for travel to and from Dartmouth. All 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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1. Dartmouth will not include loans as part of the financial aid award created to meet a student's demonstrated need, regardless of income or citizenship.
2. Average scholarships include the cost of health insurance coverage. To get a personalized estimate of your financial aid award at Dartmouth, visit dartgo.org/3Dcalculator.
3. Zero expected parent contribution for families with $65K USD or less in total income and who possess typical assets.

Funding Outside The Lines

While Dartmouth's financial aid covers 100% of the demonstrated need of all its students, the opportunity for funding doesn't stop there. Dartmouth students have access to resources that make all kinds of experiences possible and ensure that every student can take advantage of the diverse opportunities Dartmouth has to offer. We asked current students to share experiences made possible with Dartmouth's financial support.