The Office of Financial Aid helps families manage the costs of education by providing them with financial aid information and services. A financial aid award “package” is developed for each recipient that may include scholarships, grants, loans for students, and/or on-campus work opportunities. Payment plans and parent loans are available to families who don’t require other financial assistance or to supplement the student’s financial aid package.
For examples of the value and affordability of a Dickinson education, look to the professional successes of our graduates, our impressive student-faculty ratio and the college’s outstanding campus resources. The evidence also is found in financial-aid statistics for the most recent entering class:
- All admitted students who demonstrated financial need and who met application deadlines received aid.
- The total need-based package for grant recipients averaged $35,056 (grants, loans and work study).
- The average institutional grant for first-year students was $23,763 (need-based and merit).
- Nearly 64 percent of the entering class received grant aid and/or scholarship assistance from the college.
- In 2010-11 Dickinson contributed more than $36.6 million in grants and scholarships ($56 million in total financial assistance processed) to support our students.
Just as we treat each student as an individual in the classroom and consider each applicant's unique potential in the admissions process, we are committed to providing personal support and service as you seek financial aid. We invite you to call or e-mail us to discuss any questions you may have about your family’s situation.