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We’re committed to making a priceless education affordable

Tuition and Aid

The cost of a college education is a significant investment. We are committed to making a Dickinson education accessible and affordable.

In fact, all students admitted to the entering class of 2022 had their financial need met—and that's an annual achievement, not a rarity. An additional $71.7 million in institutional grants and scholarships was awarded in 2022-23.

Merit Scholarships

Merit Scholarships

Our merit scholarships are designed to recognize exemplary academic performance without regard to financial need, and all applicants are eligible.



The median 30-year ROI of a Dickinson education is $1 million—Bloomberg BusinessWeek, which ranked Dickinson one of the 50 “Holy Grail,” low-cost, high-return colleges.



Dickinson offers $60 million in annual scholarships and aid. “The liberal arts always situates graduates on the road for success.” —Inside Higher Ed


Cost Calculators

Dickinson offers both MyinTuition and the Net Price Calculator to help families to estimate their anticipated costs. 

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Cost of Attendance

View a breakdown of the most recent cost of attendance figures and learn more about financial aid eligibility.

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How to Apply

The process of applying for financial aid varies depending on whether you are a prospective or current student. Please carefully review the information that is relevant to you and be aware of upcoming deadlines and specific forms that must be filed.

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Meet the Staff

We are here to help! The Office of Financial Aid is located in the South College building behind Admissions. The office can be reached by calling 717-245-1308.

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Financial Assistance

The Office of Financial Aid helps families manage the costs of education by providing them with financial aid information and services. A financial aid offer is developed for each recipient based on their needs and is provided at the time of acceptance.

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Other Helpful Information

Our resources page will answer many of the questions students and their families ask about Dickinson’s financial aid program. 

Dickinson College is committed to using the Principles & Standards of the College Cost Transparency Initiative in its student financial aid offer.  

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