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Cost of Attendance

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 $71.7 Million in institutional grants and scholarships was awarded in 2022-23. 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.

2024-2025 Undergraduate Cost of Attendance

  On Campus Cost Off Campus Cost
(Living with parent
or family member)
Tuition* $65,100 $65,100
Required Fees* $550 $550
Housing* $8,800 $0
Food* $8,300 $0
Commuter Living Allowance**
(Housing and Food)
$0 $9,800
Books & Supplies $1,324 $1,324
Personal Expenses $1,718 $1,718
Transportation*** $300 $936
Direct Loan Fees $62 $62
Total Cost of Attendance $86,151 $79,490

*These are direct billed expenses. Cost of attendance is based on the median amount of on campus housing, and food is based on the Any 21 Meal Plan. All students are required to live on campus unless they have received permission from housing to live with a parent/family member. Commuter students are not charged for housing and food, but an allowance is included in the Cost of Attendance. Students who are not covered under a U.S. health-insurance policy will be billed for student health insurance. The estimated cost for this health insurance for the 24-25 academic year is $2,351, to be billed in two equal installments, fall and spring.  For a full list of potential fees, please review the annual fees provided by student accounts.  

**Living off-campus may impact your institutional need-based aid. For more information, please review our online Housing and Food Agreement. Commuters must be approved by Residence Life.

***An additional allowance for transportation expenses is estimated for families living outside the mid-Atlantic region. The allowance is based upon distance from Dickinson College.

2024-2025 Graduate Cost of Attendance


Living Off-Campus
(Less than Half-time)

Living Off-Campus
Living Off-Campus
Tuition $2,500 $5,000 $10,000
Living Allowance
(Housing and Food)
$15,938 $15,938 $15,938
Books & Supplies $444 $888 $1,776
Loan Fees $200 $240 $310
Personal Expenses $0 $814 $1,628
Total Cost of Attendance $19,082 $22,879 $29,652

Study Abroad Cost of Attendance for individual programs may be found on the Education Abroad page by selecting the program and Cost/Scholarship tab.