Most Frequently Asked Questions You're always welcome to email or call us for answers, but for your convenience, we've curated our responses to the most common questions that arise among applicants. Early Decision and Financial Aid Does applying Early Decision affect Financial Aid? General Financial Aid Is there an easy way to estimate how much it will cost my family for me to attend Dartmouth? What is the Estimated Family Contribution (EFC)? Will I lose some financial aid if I receive an outside award/scholarship? Will my aid change after the first year? Tax Returns What documents do I need to submit for parental tax returns?