Most Commonly Searched Terms The higher education financial aid process involves terminology you might not encounter anywhere else. Use this online glossary to get up to speed on key financial aid-related words and phrases. Cost of Attendance The total cost for one year of enrollment at Dartmouth. The cost of attendance includes direct costs (tuition, fees, housing and food) and indirect costs (books, travel, supplies etc.). CSS Profile Institutional first-year financial aid application, provided by the College Board, that collects detailed financial information from students and parents. Demonstrated Financial Need A family's ability to pay as calculated by Dartmouth. FAFSA Federal financial aid form for all U.S. citizens, permanent residents, and eligible non-citizens. This is the only form required to be considered for Federal Financial Aid. Grants and Scholarships Funds for educational expenses that do not need to be repaid. IDOC An online service through which the College Board securely collects families' federal tax returns and other documents on our behalf. Need-Blind Admissions decision made without knowledge of an applicant's financial need. Net Price What you will pay to attend for one year of enrollment.