What does "need-aware" for international students mean?

International Applications

Need-aware means that an applicant’s financial need is taken into consideration as one of many factors, including academic achievement, extracurricular endeavors and community context, during our admissions process. Dartmouth practices need-aware admissions for international applicants.

International candidacies include those from all non-U.S. citizens with the following exceptions: permanent residents of the U.S., eligible non-citizens, and undocumented students in the U.S.