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 class of 2022 had their financial need met—and that is an annual achievement, not a rarity. An additional $60.9 million in institutional grants and scholarships was awarded in 2020-21.
Our merit scholarships are designed to recognize exemplary academic performance without regard to financial need, and all applicants are eligible.
RETURN ON INVESTMENT
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.
VALUE AND AFFORDABILITY
Dickinson offers $60 million in annual scholarships and aid. “The liberal arts always situates graduates on the road for success.” —Inside Higher Ed
Dickinson offers both MyinTuition and the Net Price Calculator to help families to estimate their anticipated costs.
Cost of Attendance
View a breakdown of the most recent cost of attendance figures and learn more about financial aid eligibility.
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.
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.
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 based on their needs and is provided at the time of acceptance.
Other Helpful Information
Our resources page will answer many of the questions students and their families ask about Dickinson’s financial aid program.