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.
Dickinson College is committed to using the Principles & Standards of the College Cost Transparency Initiative in its student financial aid offer.
2023-2024 Undergraduate Cost of Attendance
|On Campus Cost||Off Campus Cost
(Living with parent
or family member)
|Commuter Living Allowance
(Housing and Food)
|Books & Supplies||$1,324||$1,324|
|Direct Loan Fees||$62||$62|
|Total Cost of Attendance||$83,264||$76,564|
*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 23-24 academic year is $2,523, 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.
** 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.
2023-2024 Graduate Cost of Attendance
(Housing and Food)
|Books & Supplies||$444||$888||$1,776|
|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.