Financial Aid by the Numbers

We’ve rededicated The Call to Lead campaign to make financial aid our top priority, and here are the numbers driving our mission.

Dartmouth’s Financial Aid Office has received hundreds of requests for increased scholarship support during the past three months, as the pandemic-fueled recession has wiped out millions of jobs.

Each family’s story is a testament to the pain caused by the economic crash. Combined, the numbers present a major challenge: Dartmouth anticipates an increase of $8 million to $10 million more in undergraduate scholarships in fiscal 2021 beyond the budget already approved by the Board of Trustees—an unprecedented one-year increase. An increase of $8 million to $10 million is also forecast for fiscal 2022.

All of this is taking place as Dartmouth seeks to secure $500 million in endowed scholarship funding through The Call to Lead campaign. So, is this a time to lower our sights?

No. Dartmouth is doubling down on financial aid, and we’re asking the entire Dartmouth community to be a part of the leadership moment.

Whether you support the Dartmouth College Fund, give to the Parents and Grandparents Fund, or endow a scholarship, your financial aid gift has never been more important than right now!

 

MEETING A SURGE IN SCHOLARSHIP NEED

scholarship need

 

HOW THE PANDEMIC IS DRIVING THE NEED FOR FINANCIAL AID

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HOW CAN YOU BE PART OF THIS EFFORT?
 

Support a student now with a gift to the Dartmouth College Fund. The DCF provides immediate support to more than 2,000 undergraduates each year, and your annual gift has never mattered more than today.

 

Support Financial Aid by June 30