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Net Price Calculator

The Net Price Calculator is calibrated for the 2013-2014 academic year.

To assist you in estimating your family's contribution (cost), we have developed a Net Price Calculator.  The calculator will estimate your Parent Contribution and Student Contribution.

This calculator is meant to be used as a tool for prospective undergraduate students who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents living in the United States.
A more accurate estimate for U.S. citizens and permanent residents with incomes over $200,000 may be obtained by using the calculator on the Dartmouth College Financial Aid website at Net Price Calculator (incomes >200+) instead.
At this time we do not have a calculator to assist any family that lives outside the U.S. 

If you have questions about the Net Price Calculator please contact the Financial Aid Office at or 603-646-2451.

Student Contribution Guidelines

Student Contribution is composed of two components: contribution from student earnings and contribution from student assets.

Student earnings: Students are typically expected to contribute $2,900 to $3,250 from their earnings depending on their class year (Class of 2012, etc.). The contribution from earnings may be higher if the student earns over $7,000.

Student assets: Students are expected to contribute annually 20% of the value of their assets reported in their first year or 20% of their assets in the current year, whichever is higher.

Federal law requires that all assets (including cash, savings, investments, trusts, Uniform Gifts to Minors Act funds, stocks, bonds, etc.) be included when determining contribution from student assets, even if the assets have been held in the student's name only for tax purposes.


This calculator provides a net price based on the estimated parent contribution using Dartmouth's Institutional Methodology (IM). If the parent contribution using Federal Methodology (FM) is higher, as determined by the FAFSA Application, then Dartmouth must use the higher calculated FM figure when determining eligibility for federal aid. An estimate of the FM figure can be obtained by using In instances where Dartmouth believes the FM figure is unrealistic for the family, the parents' contribution and institutional aid award may be based on the IM figure. If a student loses eligibility for need-based federal aid as a result of this decision, College funds will be awarded to the student.

The net price calculator is meant to be used as a tool for prospective students. It will not provide returning students with an accurate estimate of their parental contribution.

Dartmouth believes that financial aid should not be a deterrent in a student attending the college of his or her choice. We hope your choice is Dartmouth. If you are admitted, Dartmouth is prepared to match any better aid offer you receive from other Ivy League colleges and will take into consideration more favorable need-based offers from other institutions. If you receive such an offer, please be sure to let us know. We will revise your award accordingly and will be prepared to work with you throughout your undergraduate career.

Last Updated: 9/27/12