Dartmouth College

Hanover, NH

National College Match Scholarship Package

These numbers reflect estimated student expenses for the 2023-2024 school year. Amounts will change slightly from year to year, but as the cost of college increases, the scholarship will correspondingly increase. Your official financial aid offer will be included in a letter directly from Dartmouth.

Annual Cost



Housing and Food


Books & Supplies




Health Insurance


Required Fees






Federal Work-Study


Student Summer Work Contribution


Parent Contribution


Student Savings

20% of assets

Student Loan




Policy on Outside Funding

Students may use outside scholarship funds to reduce or replace the employment component of their financial aid offer, as well as the summer work contribution. Dartmouth Scholarship is reduced as a last resort.

Policy on Health Insurance

Dartmouth College requires all active students, including students not taking classes or on a leave-term to have health insurance meeting specified standards of coverage through either the Dartmouth Student Group Health Plan (DSGHP) or a comparable policy through his/her parent's employer.  During the summer months, students may complete the waiver process if the student is covered under a comparable health plan.  If the waiver is not received, the student will automatically be enrolled and the cost of the insurance will be charged to the student's account.  In addition to the cost outlined above, QuestBridge match students will receive a scholarship for the full cost of the Dartmouth Student Group Health Plan, $4,163, if purchased.

Policy on Travel Allowance

A travel allowance will be included in your cost of attendance. This travel allowance is an indirect cost that will not appear on your student bill. Travel allowance is determined by state of residence. Students and families must arrange and pay for all travel to and from Dartmouth College.

Policy on Student Contribution

A typical financial aid offer for a family with a zero EPC (expected parent contribution) will include student employment of $2,450; any Federal and state grants the student may be eligible to receive and Dartmouth scholarship assistance. Dartmouth expects a student contribution from summer earnings (or leave-term earnings in subsequent years), currently $1,000. Dartmouth's summer/leave-term earnings contribution is re-evaluated each year. In addition to the summer earnings requirement, students are expected to contribute annually, 20% of their reported assets (cash, savings, checking, investments, and real estate).

Requirements Associated with Maintaining this Offer

Students reapply for aid each year, submitting updated applications and financial documents. Financial aid offers are adjusted only in cases of substantial changes.  Match students will have a $0 parent contribution and $0 loans for all four years. Students may request loans to offset costs. The student's standard earnings contribution increases moderately in the renewal years. 

Other Details

Ownership of a computer that meets criteria set by Dartmouth College is mandatory for all students. The cost of a basic computer in 2023-2024 is $1,700. If you believe you have a computer that meets all of the Dartmouth requirements, there is a waiver process. All QuestBridge match students will receive a scholarship to cover the cost of a basic computer package.

Dartmouth College’s Financial Aid Overview 

Dartmouth College has a long history of providing educational opportunities to talented students regardless of their family's ability to pay. As a member of the Ivy League, Dartmouth offers only need-based financial aid and, no merit, athletic or special talent scholarships. Dartmouth meets 100% of each student's demonstrated need for their four years of undergraduate study. Undergraduate financial aid applicants with total parent incomes under $125,000 a year with typical assets will receive a scholarship equal to or greater than tuition. Dartmouth does not include loans in the initial financial aid offers to undergraduate students.

When assessing need, Dartmouth considers income and assets including savings, investments, real estate, and businesses. Dartmouth also considers the family size, number of siblings in college, and any expenses beyond the family's control (high medical and/or dental expenses, required private school expenses, and other unusual expenses).

As Dartmouth seeks the most academically promising students, inclusive of families with significant financial disadvantage, we anticipate that many College Match admission candidates will qualify for an Expected Parent Contribution (EPC) of zero and this will remain so throughout a student's four years of College study. Although Federal requirements make it necessary for students to re-file for financial aid for each year beyond the first-year, QuestBridge Scholars should anticipate receiving robust financial aid, including off-sets for increases in attendance costs, for their sophomore through senior years.