Jake Tapper '91 on Financial Aid: Meet Awo Adu '22

Grants and Scholarships

Grants and scholarships are funds for your education that do not need to be repaid.  Dartmouth scholarship funds are all based on financial need.  We do not offer any aid based on academic merit, artistic talent, athletic ability or other criteria.

Learn more about the Grants and Scholarships we award.

Work-Study and Student Employment

Nearly all financial aid awards include employment eligibility.  Students can choose to take this opportunity to work on campus and earn money to help cover their indirect costs. These earnings are paid directly to the student and are not applied to the student's tuition bill.

Student Loans

Loans are a type of aid which must be repaid. Dartmouth does not expect you to borrow a student loan as part of a need-based award, but they can still be requested to reduce or replace your EFC, work expectation, or to assist in covering the health plan or computer costs. 

Learn more about the Student Loans we have available.

Parent Loans for Undergraduate Students (PLUS)

Loans are available for parents to cover the cost of the family contribution. PLUS are Federal Direct Loans in which the parent of a dependent student is the applicant/borrower.

Learn more about Federal Direct PLUS Loans.

Private Educational Loans

This type of loan is available from private banks.  Your ability to obtain private funding is largely based on your credit-worthiness and current indebtedness. Students will likely be required to use a cosigner.

Learn more about Private Educational Loans.

Funding Outside The Lines

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.