Early Decision and Financial Aid Does applying Early Decision affect Financial Aid? I was admitted Early Decision, what if I have questions about my financial aid? What happens if the financial aid award doesn't seem as though it will work for my family? What if I have been selected for Federal Verification? When will I know what my financial aid award looks like? General Financial Aid Am I expected to borrow student loans? Can I receive financial aid when I'm living on campus and not taking classes? Does Dartmouth help fund unpaid internships or research? How do I apply for financial aid? How much am I expected to contribute as the student? Is there an easy way to estimate how much it will cost my family for me to attend Dartmouth? What can I do if I'm not happy with my financial aid award? What if my parents are divorced or separated? What is the Expected Family Contribution (EFC)? What is the Federal Work-Study Program and how does Dartmouth help students to find employment to make up this part of their financial aid package? What's the ratio between scholarship and loan? When is the financial aid deadline? Will I lose some financial aid if I receive an outside award/scholarship? Will my aid change after the first year? Will my financial aid cover study abroad? Will my financial need be part of the admissions decision made by the college? Will my financial need, at least as defined by the College, be fully met? International Applications As an international student am I eligible for financial aid? What if I'm an international student who can't afford the CSS Profile application fee? Will my financial need be part of the admissions decision made by the College if I am not a U.S. citizen? Study Abroad and Financial Aid How do I pay for a Dartmouth off-campus program? How do I pay for official exchange programs? How do I pay for transfer terms? Tax Returns What documents do I need to submit for parental tax returns? What's the ratio between scholarship and loan? General Financial Aid Dartmouth does not include loans in its aid awards. A financial aid award will consist of grants and scholarships—funds for your education that do not need to be repaid—and work-study.