Financial Aid Applications

Students can apply for educational loans by the published key financial aid deadlines. The financial aid office determines their eligibility for loans based on a variety of factors, including cost of the program, the student's ability to contribute, debt levels consistent with successful repayment, and the school's availability of funds. The school reserves the right to limit or decline institutional and international loans on the basis of a student’s overall debt burden, credit history, or other relevant factors.

Key Financial Aid Dates

Application Round

FAFSA*/International Application for Financial Aid Due

Round 1

March 8, 2019

Round 2

March 21, 2019

Round 3

May 16, 2019

Round 1 Consortium

March 8, 2019

Round 2 Consortium

March 21, 2019

Applications are due by 5:00 p.m. EST

*Free Application for Federal Student Aid

Financial aid applications should only be submitted after the student is admitted. Students are eligible to apply for financial aid prior to matriculation and at any point during the academic year. Please note institutional aid is limited and may not be available at a later time.

How to Apply for Education Loans

U.S. Citizens and Permanent Residents

Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Dartmouth’s code is 002573. The FAFSA requires prior-prior tax documentation. For the academic year 2019-20, you will use your 2017 tax return. Learn how to use the IRS data retrieval tool to simplify completing your FAFSA.

International Citizens

Admitted students will have access to the International Application for Financial Aid on the Admitted students website. Documentation required to submit the application:

All amounts on tax returns and/or financial statements must be converted to U.S. dollars, and the corresponding lines related to income, allowances, and taxes must be translated into English. We do not need a certified or notarized copy of your currency conversion.

Helpful Information

If you submit the required documentation by the key deadline, we will email your financial aid eligibility letter to Round 1 admits by Admitted Students Weekend and Round 2 and 3 prior to the enrollment deposit deadline. If you cannot meet the deadline, you are still eligible to apply for financial aid and can do so at any point in time.