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. Gap Years If I take a Gap Year, what happens to my financial aid award? General Financial Aid What can I do if I’m not happy with my financial aid award? What is the Federal Work-Study Program and how does Dartmouth help students to find employment to make up this part of their financial aid package? Will my aid change after the first year? Study Abroad and Financial Aid How do I pay for a Dartmouth off-campus program?