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.
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.).
Institutional first-year financial aid application, provided by the College Board, that collects detailed financial information from students and parents.
A family's ability to pay as calculated by Dartmouth.
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.
Funds for educational expenses that do not need to be repaid.
An online service through which the College Board securely collects families' federal tax returns and other documents on our behalf.
Admissions decision made without knowledge of an applicant's financial need.
What you will pay to attend for one year of enrollment.