Dartmouth College sponsors over 40 off-campus programs, including language and academic study abroad. Over half of all Dartmouth students participate in at least one off-campus program.
The Off-Campus Programs Office determines the cost of each of the programs. (The cost of most programs exceeds the cost of a term spent on campus.) For financial aid students, assistance is available to meet the extra costs, including air fare. For Dartmouth scholarship recipients, half of the extra costs is met with additional Dartmouth scholarship; loan assistance is offered for the other half. Loan assistance is also offered to replace the employment that would normally be included in an on-campus term.
Tuition and expected family contribution for an off-campus program are the same as for an on-campus term. However, billed costs from the College will be lower for programs that require room and/or board charges to be paid at the study-abroad site. Although financial aid recipients are given aid to cover all of the required costs of the program, students are responsible for purchasing their own plane ticket and, in many cases, meals. Often this means that part of the expected family contribution is used towards these costs rather than for tuition. For help sorting out who pays what and how, a visit to the Financial Aid Office is often advisable.
Last Updated: 6/22/11