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Q:

I'm an international student. What should I know about financial aid at Dartmouth?

A: Adrian Chimboza '25

Financial aid is one of the most important aspects of your educational experience at Dartmouth, both for domestic and international students. As an international student at Dartmouth, financial aid has been critical in allowing me to fully enjoy my time here. Most people believe that financial help is restricted to the money available at the school for tuition and room and board, but this is not the case. Financial aid also includes money given to you by the school in the event of unanticipated emergencies that arise during your four years at Dartmouth and force you to return home, the money given to you by the school for winter clothing, funding to subsidize outing trips and outdoor equipment rentals, and funding for your sponsored meal plans during breaks.

The recent expansion of Dartmouth's undergraduate need-blind policy to include international students is something that cannot be overlooked when addressing financial aid for international students. Quoting from one of President Philip J. Hanlon's recent emails,

"It is my profound pleasure to announce today that Dartmouth is expanding its undergraduate need-blind admissions policy to include international students. This means that when Dartmouth's Office of Admissions considers applicants from outside the United States, financial need will no longer be a factor in the decision-making process. This historic change in our admissions policy makes Dartmouth one of only six U.S. colleges and universities to offer need-blind admissions to all undergraduate applicants and guarantee to meet 100% of all admitted students' demonstrated financial need."

As a result of this new initiative, Dartmouth's campus will become more diversified. To avoid repeating what other bloggers and I have already said in past blog articles, I've put together a collection of some of our blogging team's most important posts on financial aid.

Adrian Chimboza 25' : Beyond Financial Aid

Shuyi Jin 23' : Dartmouth's Need Blind Policy

The Dartmouth: College announces need-blind admissions policy for international students

People Places Pines Blog posts on Financial Aid

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