Financial Aid

Faculty Directed and Exchange Programs

To allow all qualified Dartmouth undergraduate students the opportunity to take part in off-campus programs, the College endeavors to adjust its normal financial aid awards for students already receiving aid. Tuition and expected family contribution for Dartmouth's off-campus programs are the same as for an on-campus term.

All costs, including airfare and spending money, are considered when determining the cost of an off-campus program. Any costs in excess of a typical term in Hanover are met with additional Dartmouth Scholarship Funds (Scholarship Opportunities).  Loan assistance is offered to replace the employment that would normally be included in an on-campus term.

Students are responsible for purchasing their own plane tickets 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.


Financial Aid for Transfer Terms

Financial aid for transfer terms (study at colleges with which Dartmouth has no official exchange program agreements) is available in limited circumstances. There is significant paperwork involved in arranging financial aid for a transfer term; please plan ahead.  If you are considering a transfer term and will need financial assistance, you should meet with a financial aid officer before finalizing your plans.  For more information contact Financial Aid.