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Cost of Attendance

Dartmouth College's Cost of Attendance (COA)


Billed Charges Tuition $46,764
Fees* $1,344
Room $8,286
Board* $5,553
Indirect Costs Books $1,176
Miscellaneous $2,010
Total   $65,133

* 1st year students have additional board charges and fees of $390

The 1st year student COA is $65,523

Dartmouth's Cost of Attendance, sometimes referred to as your budget, is comprised of charges billed directly to you by Dartmouth as well as out-of-pocket costs that go along with attending school.

Direct/Billed Expenses

The directly-billed charges include tuition, room, board and fees.  You will be billed for these charges six weeks before each term starts.

Indirect Expenses

There are, of course, expenses related to going to school that will not appear on the college bill.  We estimate an average of $1,062 per term will be needed to cover the costs of books, supplies, laundry and other miscellaneous living expenses.  Depending on where you live, there may be significant transportation costs that need to be factored in as well.

It is important to remember that these indirect costs will not appear on the college bill.  Students should plan to arrive on campus with sufficient funds to cover the costs of books and incidental expenses.

If you live a distance away from campus, a travel allowance will be included in your cost of attendance.  This travel allowance is another indirect cost that will not appear on your student bill.  Students and families must arrange and pay for all travel to and from Dartmouth College.

Last Updated: 3/11/14