Tuition, fees and room-and-meal charges cover only about 79 percent of the total cost of educating a student at Dickinson. Funding from Dickinson’s endowment and from alumni and foundation support makes up the difference. Students who receive need-based or merit-based aid are supported to an even greater degree.


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Types of Financial Assistance

We have many forms of financial assistance available, from scholarships and grants to work-study opportunities and low-cost loans.

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Net Price Calculator

Dickinson's Net Price Calculator is designed to give potential applicants to the college an early estimate of their eligibility for need-based financial aid.


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Dickinson Scholarships & Grants

Scholarship awards are designed to recognize the exemplary academic performance of prospective students without regard to financial need, while grants are available based on demonstrated need.

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Outside Scholarships

Students are encouraged to explore opportunities for outside scholarships. This list of resources includes some current options.

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Loans and Financing Options

At Dickinson, we understand each family's financial situation is unique. We encourage families to consider their choices as they create a financial plan and invest in their child's education.