The calculator is a tool to help families estimate their out of pocket expenses to attend Dartmouth College. Using this tool will help you understand how Dartmouth's financial aid policies may apply to your specific situation.
The calculator is meant for prospective undergraduate students to estimate their net cost. It is not designed for use by Canadian, international or returning students.
In order to use the calculator, you will need information about your income, taxes and some other financial obligations. In addition, you will need information about your assets (including savings, investments, home equity, and other assets.)
* - Total Income is the Adjusted Gross Income figure reported on your parents' most recent federal income tax return plus untaxed income. Untaxed income includes contributions your parents make to a 401k, 403b, etc. retirement account, contributions to traditional IRA, SEP, or Keogh accounts, untaxed social security benefits and child support received.
The information entered into the calculator will not be saved or transmitted to Dartmouth.
The calculated estimate is not a legally binding contract.
If the contribution calculated using the federal need analysis is higher than Dartmouth's calculation, the higher figure must be used to determine eligibility for federal funds.
The Financial Aid Office at Dartmouth makes the final determination of the parental contribution and may compute a different figure than this calculator after reviewing all required application materials. In assessing a family's eligibility for aid, the Financial Aid Office will review the College Scholarship Service's PROFILE application, the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), copies of parent W-2 forms, and all pages and schedules of Federal Income Tax returns (if appropriate, Business Supplements, business tax returns or the Noncustodial PROFILE application.)
Last Updated: 9/11/13