Access and Affordability

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Access and Affordability

Attracting the best students from around the world

Dartmouth invests in the world's most talented students.

The world needs wise, innovative leaders more than ever. As the global challenges we face become ever more complex, it is vital that tomorrow’s leaders come from all backgrounds.

Dartmouth is building and expanding upon its extraordinary scholarship program that makes our graduates a top source of talent among our peer institutions. Now is the time to take our focus on educating wise leaders to the next level.

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Priority Initiatives

Sustain our no loans policy for student financial aid through endowment gifts.

Expand fellowships that enable graduate students to develop as future scholars.

Jake Tapper on the Power of Financial Aid

The CNN anchor and Dartmouth trustee showcases four current students whose scholarships have empowered them to realize their full potential

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What is the Student Support Endowment Fund?

Your gift helps ensure an equitable experience for all students.

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The Dartmouth College Fund Matters More Than Ever

Dartmouth's annual fund continues to be the largest source of financial aid.

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A Powerful Opportunity for International Students

Dartmouth is committed to sustaining international need-blind admissions through endowment giving.

How Dartmouth Funds Financial Aid

Dartmouth’s vital financial aid program is primarily funded through two kinds of philanthropy: endowment gifts and annual fund donations. Dartmouth’s endowment combines thousands of gifts made over more than 200 years to support our students’ on- and off-campus learning experiences. Learn more about how this works.

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What We’ve Accomplished

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Study Abroad for All

All students can access global learning opportunities.

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Need-Blind Admissions

Admissions decisions are need-blind regardless of citizenship.

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No Loans for Undergraduates

Replacing loans with grants for all undergraduate students

Why I Give

“My Dartmouth experience opened so many doors for me. I think it's important for me to make sure the institution endures and that I open doors for others.”
Sindhura Kodali ’08
“I give so young men and women—especially those of African descent with limited resources—have the opportunity to receive all that a Dartmouth education offers, just as I did.”
Abike James ’92
“I know there are students in need of financial assistance right now. If I’m in a position to help, even in a small way, I want to be there for my extended Dartmouth family.”
Max Samuels ’15
"I was lucky. I didn't need financial assistance when I was at Dartmouth. But many students who are very bright and deserving need financial assistance. I just want to help them out when I can."
William Beers ’68
“I’ve always been grateful for the financial aid I received from Dartmouth, making it possible for me to be a Dartmouth student, which has been the foundation for my life ever since.”
Sara Wiener ’95


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Tuck Annual Giving (TAG): Student Support

Help Tuck attract outstanding students from around the world.

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Thayer School Annual Fund

Support the full Thayer learning experience.

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Guarini School of Graduate and Advanced Studies at Dartmouth Annual Fund

You can make the graduate school experience exceptional.


Community Impact

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