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Dickinson College Tuition & Costs

Your Estimated Price

$66,113 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$50,730 tuition
$13,698 on campus room & board
$1,210 books and supplies
$475 fees
(Based on stats from 2016/2017)

$66,113 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$50,730 tuition
$13,698 on campus room & board
$1,210 books and supplies
$475 fees
(Based on stats from 2016/2017)
Estimated Net Price
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Average Aid

$28,934 Annual Institutional Aid

Average Aid
78% of students receive aid
10% get federal aid ($5,503 avg)
5% get state aid ($3,501 avg)
73% get institn'l aid ($28,934 avg)
48% get loans ($5,769 avg)

Tuition Trends

Historical Tuition and Fees, with Projected Future Amounts

Future projections are based on past four years' data averaging 3.57% annual change in in-state tuition and fees and 3.57% change in out-of-state tuition and fees. Amounts shown are estimates only and not guaranteed. For a better estimate, contact the college directly.

Financial Aid

Annual Aid Awarded
Average Amount Percent Awarded
Grant or Scholarship Aid $29,967 73%
Federal Grant Aid $5,503 10%
Pell Grants $4,478 10%
Other Federal Grants $1,025 10%
Institution Grant Aid $28,934 73%
State Grant Aid $3,501 5%
Student Loans $5,769 48%
Federal Loans $4,698 40%
Other Loans $9,952 10%

Merit Aid Available

Merit Aid

Merit Scholarships Available Amount freshman returning transfer graduate
$15,000 Y
$20,000 Y
$10,000 Y
Financial Aid Timeline
Financial aid priority deadline: November 15
Financial aid deadline: February 1
College will notify student of financial aid decisions on or about: May 1
Student must reply to financial aid decision by: May 1
Does Dickinson College offer...
Tuition Payment Plan? Yes
Financial Aid Contact Info
272 West High St (GPS)
Carlisle, PA 17013-2896
(800) 644-1773
Costs Per Credit Hour
In State $1,586
Out of State $1,586


Student Responses to Review Topic: Bang for the buck
  • 4
  • Morgan from Schuylkill Haven, PA
  • I am a current student here

    Yes, it's expensive, but Dickinson's Financial Aid office is fantastic. They truly recognize the individual need of each student and work extremely hard to give every accepted student the opportunity to attend the college. Absolutely the bang for your buck.

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  • 4
  • Current Student
  • I am a current student here

    So much is included in tuition, even though it is pricey. Study abroad doesn't cost any extra, printing is free, laundry is almost free (you're allotted a certain amount of free loads) and the list goes on. That being said, this school is expensive, to the point that I seriously considered transferring, but I love it here so much. The people and the classes are great and it is exactly what I want in a campus. If money is a problem, Dickinson is great about scholarships. Do to an awkward family situation, it appeared that I didn't need as much aid as I do, and that was the reasoning for the expense causing me to think about leaving, but that is not the norm. Financial aid is great here. Also it's really easy to get a job on campus. The pay isn't great as freshman, but you're practically guaranteed a job which is good.

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  • 3
  • Anonymous
  • I am a current student here

    SO expensive ($60,000) but I love the school, so it's worth it to me.

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