Funding with Rhyme and Reason

Dartmouth’s Funding with Rhyme and Reason

The funding model behind the College’s success

Did you know?

  • Dartmouth charges $71,219 for undergraduate tuition, room, and board, even though it spends $135,000 per student per year, near the median of top-ranked schools. Tuition covers only 44% of the cost.
  • Dartmouth has shown discipline in slowing overall expense growth, while investing in Academic & Student Programs.
  • Our endowment is smaller than our peers and 83% of it is restricted in its use; but as with its peers, Dartmouth’s financial system requires the philanthropic support of alumni.
  • And the Dartmouth College Fund helps make this possible!

View financial aid facts that drive the College’s financial aid funding model.