Need-Based Financial Aid
Need-based financial aid is financial aid eligibility that is determined using income and asset information from the student and parents without regard to academic merit, test scores, athletic abilities, or other talents.
Need-based financial aid eligibility is based on two calculations; the total cost of attendance and (you or) your family's ability to pay. The Net Price Calculator can give families an idea of how much financial aid they can expect to receive from Dartmouth.
Cost of Education − Family Contribution = "Need"