In 2022, tuition for full-time students at Dartmouth College was $60,687 a year.
In 2022, tuition increased 2.94%–from $58,953 the previous year. On average, colleges raise tuition about 3% each year.
Remember, the total cost of tuition isn't necessarily what you will have to pay to attend a school. Many students find the actual cost of college is way less than the sticker price after grants, scholarships, and tuition discounts are awarded. Plus, student loans can make the amount you do have to pay for college feel more doable until you've finishing school and found a job.
Dartmouth College is a private, nonprofit institution, so it has the same tuition for students from New Hampshire as it does for students who live in other states.
Public schools receive funds from the state to help them cover costs. Public insitutions often offer reduced tuition for those who qualify as New Hampshire residents.
Choosing a college where you qualify for in-state status can cut the cost of college tuition. Be sure to verify your state's rules for as an in-state resident. Each state has different requirements to qualify as in-state resident. Most states require students to have resided in the state for a certain period of time before qualifying. There may be other criteria too, depending on the state you and your parents currently live in.
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Tuition at Dartmouth is the same for all students.
International students are not eligible for federal financial aid, but should research private or school-specific aid and scholarships. International students who demonstrate financial need may be eligible for the following types of financial support at Dartmouth:
•On-campus jobs •Loans from outsideDartmouth •Dartmouth-specific loans •Dartmouth-specific scholarships
In addition to the cost of tuition, there are other costs associated with college, like room and board, facility fees, and books and supplies. Let's take a look at what impacts these costs, and what to expect at Dartmouth.
Room and board at Dartmouth costs $18,099 a year. This covers the cost of living in dorms or other on-campus housing, and a meal plan that enables you to eat in the school dining halls. Students who do not live on-campus but would like to be able to eat in the campus dining can pay for a meal plan. The cost of a mean plan, or board-only, is $10,881.
Board costs may vary depending on the numnber of meals you intend to eat on-campus
First-year students are sometimes surprised by how much books and supplies cost–and not in a good way. The actual cost of books depends on the courses you take and the materials required. To save money, many students choose to use books from the library or buy books from students who have already taken the course.
Most schools charge some yearly fees to offsets cost associated with maintaining facilties, like the computer labs and libraries, athletic facilities, and more.
Keep in mind, there could also be additional fees associated with participating in special activities, like Greek Life, or participating in sports or other extracurriculars. Most colleges have resources for students who may struggle to participate because of cost can get help covering these costs.
The cost of transportation in college can really vary. Will you drive, fly, or take public transportation to school? Will you need to pay to park on-campus? Is the campus easy to get around on foot? Do you own a car, or will you need to use public transportation? All of these factors can make a big difference in your transportation budget. Keeping in mind, first-year students are not allowed to park a car on campus.
A school's location can impact the amount you'll have to spend just to get around. Small, rural schools may be easier to get around, but the cost of getting to campus may be higher. On the other hand getting around in an urban area is sometimes expensive, but there may be more buses, trains and affordable flights to actually get to school. The Dartmouth College campus is located in a small town setting in New Hampshire.
When budgeting for college, don’t forget to leave some room in your budget for the cost of things like going out to eat or see shows, furnishing your living space, and things like haircuts, clothes and, yes, even toilet paper and shampoo.
Now, let’s look at the breakdown of all expenses, to get a better idea of the actual cost of attending Dartmouth.
What will the cost of attending Dartmouth be? Here is a breakdown of tuition and expenses.
|2022 Total Tuition and Expenses|
|Room and Board||$18,099|
The total estimated cost will vary depending on whether you are going to live on-campus or off-campus.
|Total Estimated Costs|
The breakdowns above provide a good estimate of the total cost of attendance before financial aid and scholarships. Tuition and fees may vary depending on program, course level, location, and more.
In 2022, 2,250 of the 4,556 undergrads enrolled received financial aid. Dartmouth meets 100% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates.
The average financial aid package for a full-time, first-year student is around $64,588 a year. Around 34% of Dartmouth undergrads take out student loans to cover any remaining costs. Dartmouth graduates who have student loans graduate with an average of $23,217 of student loan debt.
The average debt for each loan type varies.
|Average Debt By Loan Type|
|Most Common Loans for Dartmouth Students|
Most students take out institutional or government loans, because they tend to have lower interest rates and more flexible repayment options than private loans. Loans from the federal government can be subsidized or unsubsidized. Subsidized loans do not accrue interest during school, while unsubsidized loans begin accruing interest at the time the loan is issued. If students do no qualify for enough federal loans to cover the cost of tuition, some take out private loans. Parents can also take out ParentPLUS loans, which are government loans for parents who are helping their children pay for college.
The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) helps colleges determine how much financial need students and their familes have, so they can offer a financial aid package that meets, or come close to meeting, their need. For more information on Dartmouth financial aid, keep reading, or visit their financial aid website.
Some students may receive grants and scholarships to help pay for college. Unlike loans, scholarships and grants do not have to be paid back.
In 2022, Dartmouth awarded 2,173 need-based scholarships to students, giving away total of $132.6 million to help students with financial need cover the cost of school. An additional $1.13 million in merit-based scholarship money was awarded to students without demonstrated financial need.
The net price of college is the actual cost of attending a school for one year. Net cost is calculated by subtracting any scholarships, grants or other aid that does not need to be paid back from the total cost. Student loans are not part of the calculation, because they need to be repaid.
Now that we have a sense of the total estimated costs for Dartmouth students, we can subtract the average financial aid package to find the estimated net cost. Net cost can vary depending on a students’ need and the financial aid award received.
When considering whether a school fits your budget, it is important to consider the estimated net cost, not just the sticker price of tuition. Often, schools with the highest tuition also offer the most generous aid packages, so estimate your net cost before eliminating a school because it does fit your budget.
The average amount of financial aid received by a full-time first year student with demonstrated need at Dartmouth was $64,588 in 2022. By substracting the average financial aid package from the estimated costs, we get a number that may make the cost of Dartmouth seem more manageable.
|Estimated Net Cost for Full-Time Students|
What will attending Dartmouth really cost you? The answer depends on several factors.
As of 2011, colleges are required to have a net price calculator on their website to help prospective students and their families get a better idea of the actual cost of attending that school, based on their financial situation. You can find the Dartmouth's net cost calculator on their website.
Some students choose to use payment plans to make the cost of tuition fit more comfortably in their budget.
Dartmouth offers an Installment Payment Plan, which allows students to pay tuition in a series of smaller chunks instead of one lump sum.
Schools sometimes offer tuition waivers to certain groups, to make attending more affordable. Some colleges offer tuition waivers for employees and their family members, underrepresented students, or military students. Even with a tuition waiver, other expenses and fees are the responsibility of the student.
Dartmouth has some full or partial tuition waivers available for: - Employees or Children of Employees
Check the financial aid website for more information on payment plans and tuition waivers.
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