The cost of a college education is a significant investment, and we understand that that cost is a major concern for most families.
Our cost of attendance does not reflect the total cost of educating a Dickinsonian; it has already been reduced by approximately 20 percent per student thanks to support from our endowment, alumni and foundation funds. An additional $49.8 million in institutional grants and scholarships was awarded in 2016-17. Our exclusively undergraduate, liberal-arts experience ensures all our resources support undergraduate students. The value of a Dickinson education is evidenced by the professional success of our graduates, our impressive 9:1 student-faculty ratio, our outstanding campus resources and our four-year graduation rate.
2017-18 Cost of Attendance
Direct Cost of Attendance (standard fees for which the student is billed)*
- Tuition and Student Activity Fees: $52,930
- Room and Meals: $13,236
- Total Direct Charges: $66,166
Indirect Costs (estimated additional expenses that vary for each student)
- Books: $1,210
- Personal Expenses: $1,770 **
- Total Indirect Costs: $2,980
Total Cost of Attendance $69,146
* Students who are not covered under a U.S. health-insurance policy will be billed for student health insurance. The cost for this health insurance for the 17-18 academic year is $1,782, to be billed in two equal installments, fall and spring.
** An additional allowance for travel expenses is estimated for families living outside of the mid-Atlantic region. The allowance is based upon distance from Dickinson College.