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Dickinson College Tuition & Costs

Your Estimated Price

$58,683 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$45,644 tuition
$11,568 on campus room & board
$1,021 books and supplies
$450 fees
(Based on stats from 2013/2014)

$58,683 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$45,644 tuition
$11,568 on campus room & board
$1,021 books and supplies
$450 fees
(Based on stats from 2013/2014)
Estimated Net Price
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Average Aid

$24,703 Annual Institutional Aid

Average Aid
72% of students receive aid
11% get federal aid ($5,154 avg)
6% get state aid ($2,845 avg)
68% get institn'l aid ($24,703 avg)
46% get loans ($6,138 avg)

Tuition Trends

Historical Tuition and Fees, with Projected Future Amounts

Future projections are based on past four years' data averaging 3.55% annual change in in-state tuition and fees and 3.55% 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 $25,686 68%
Federal Grant Aid $5,154 11%
Pell Grants $4,022 11%
Other Federal Grants $1,133 11%
Institution Grant Aid $24,703 68%
State Grant Aid $2,845 6%
Student Loans $6,138 46%
Federal Loans $5,050 41%
Other Loans $9,120 9%

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 $1,428
Out of State $1,428


Student Responses to Review Topic: Bang for the buck
  • 4
  • Morgan from Schuylkill Haven, PA
  • Oct-04-2014 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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  • Current Student
  • Apr-29-2014 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
  • Feb-25-2014 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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  • Jane from MORRISVILLE, PA
  • Jan-19-2013 I am a current student here

    You do get an incredible education at Dickinson. But they drain so much of your money they could at least give you good housing options, have a better class selection process, have better transportation options to get out of Carlisle, etc. The study abroad programs are awesome, though, so junior year take advantage!!

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