Students are billed for tuition, fees, room and board, and health insurance, if applicable. The amounts for books and supplies are estimates since these amounts will vary depending both on the courses the student selects and the student’s personal expenditures.

Any scholarship, grants and loans are subtracted from the student’s billed charges, but the institutional job portion of the award (also called “work-study”) is not. Instead, students are paid every two weeks for the work they have performed and may use these funds to assist them with payment for book and personal expenses.

It is important to note that when semester bills are distributed, the loan portion of a financial aid package will not show as deducted from the student’s total amount due. At the start of each academic year, the student signs a loan-specific document that will be available for you at the Student Accounts office.  The loan amount is then credited to your student account and deducted from the total amount due.

Billing for the academic year is divided into 2 payments – the first payment is due in late July before the Fall Semester and  second is due at the beginning of January before the Spring Semester. Information regarding the different ways to pay your Dickinson bill can be found on the Financial Operations site.

Following are examples of the Billing Process for an international student who received merit and need-based financial aid award packages. Examples of financial aid packages and billing process specific to US citizens can be found on the Financial Aid site.

Example 1:

Dickinson met Eva’s estimated family contribution of 10,000 dollars with a financial aid package that included a merit scholarship of $ 20,000, a Dickinson Grant of $18,950, a Hurwitz Loan of $3000 and Institutional Job Capacity (work-study) of $2500.

Eva is billed for the following direct costs. She doesn’t have U.S. health insurance, so she is also billed for health insurance:

Charges Fall Semester Spring Semester Total
 Tuition and Fees $20,760*  $20,760  $41,520
 Room and Board  $5,215  $5,215  $10,430
Total Cost of Attendance $25,975 $25,975 $51,950
 Health Insurance  $1,000  $1,000
Total Billed Charges $26,975  $25,975 $52,950

Minus Financial Aid Credits 

 John Dickinson Scholarship   $10,000  $10,000
 Dickinson Grant  $9,475  $9,475 $8,950
 Hurwitz Loan  $,1,500  $,1,500 $3,000
 Total Credits  $5,975  $5,975 $11,950
Amount due from Eva  $21,000  $20,000 $41,000
Semester payment due  end of July  beginning of January

 First-time students who paid a $500 tuition deposit will have $500 subtracted from their fall semester charges.

(She can also use the $2,500 in earning from her institutional  job capacity  to help her pay book and personal expenses.)

Example 2: 

Dickinson met John’s estimated family contribution of 40,000 dollars with a financial aid  package that included a Dickinson Grant of  $8,950, a Hurwitz Loan of $3,000 and Institutional Job Capacity (work-study) of $2500.

John is billed for the following direct costs. He doesn’t have U.S. health insurance, so he is also billed  for health insurance:

Charges Fall Semester Spring Semester Total
 Tuition and Fees $20,760*  $20,760  $41,520
 Room and Board  $5,215  $5,215  $10,430
Total Cost of Attendance $25,975 $25,975 $51,950
 Health Insurance  $1,000  $1,000
Total Billed Charges $26,975  $25,975 $52,950

Minus Financial Aid Credits 

 Dickinson Grant  $4,475  $4,475  $8,950
 Hurwitz Loan  $,1,500  $,1,500  $3,000
 Total Credits  $20,975  $20,975  $11,950
Amount due from Eva  $6,000  $5,000 $41,000
Semester payment due  end of July  beginning of January

*First-time students who paid a $500 tuition deposit will have $500 subtracted from their fall semester charges.

(He can also use the $2,500 in earning from her institutional  job capacity  to help him pay book and personal expenses.)