Average Scholarship Award for the Class of 2026
The directly-billed charges include tuition, fees, housing and food. You will be billed for these charges approximately six weeks before each term starts.
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.
* First-Year Students have additional fees associated with orientation of $478. These are included in the above totals.
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.
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.
“I received funding to volunteer with the local National Weather Service office in Memphis, Tennessee. I wouldn't have been able to do that without a $1500 Dartmouth Center for Social Impact stipend.” —’25 from Missouri
“When I wanted to learn more about what I could do with an economics degree, I met up with Professor of Economics Eric Edmonds at Molly’s Restaurant in Hanover through Dartmouth’s Take a Faculty Member to Lunch Program...” —’25 from Zimbabwe
“While I was studying off-campus on the English and Creative Writing department’s Foreign Study Program (FSP) in London, Dartmouth financially sponsored visits to Stonehenge, Bath, and other nearby attractions for me and my peers...” —’23 from Washington
“The Irving Institute for Energy and Society’s mini-grant program gave me the chance to dive head-on into the world of energy as a solar strategy intern for Solaflect Energy...” —’23 from Pennsylvania
“At Dartmouth, you can receive funding in the form of a stipend to compensate for unpaid internships and ease financial stress on low- and middle-income students...”
"I found a summer internship through the Dartmouth Center for Social Impact’s Cohort Internship program at a nonprofit in San Francisco, where I learned about real estate, art, and social change in the Bay Area..." —’23 from Michigan