Tuition & Aid
The MHCDS program admits strong candidates without regard to their financial resources. Once admitted to the program, every applicant is offered the opportunity to apply for scholarships and loans.
Note: Tuition is set by Dartmouth's trustees in March for the class starting the following summer term. For students applying for the MHCDS class that launches in August 2024 we estimate a 3%-4% increase in the current tuition listed below.
|Cost of Attendance MHCDS Class that STARTed in August 2023|
The MHCDS program awards a limited number of partial scholarships each year. Admitted students requesting scholarship aid must file a financial aid application which they can obtain from the admissions office.
Once accepted, MHCDS students can apply and find out more about federal financial aid (loans) through the Dartmouth College Financial Aid Office.
Financial aid in the form of educational loans requires documentation. U.S. Citizens and permanent residents are eligible for federal loans. In order to apply for these loans the following documentation is required:
- Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
- If your application is selected for “verification” by the Department of Education, additional information may be required.
Post-9/11 GI Bill® and Yellow Ribbon Program
The Post-9/11 GI Bill provides financial support for education to individuals with at least 90 days of aggregate service on or after September 11, 2001, or individuals discharged with a service-connected disability after 30 days. You must have received an honorable discharge to be eligible for the Post-9/11 GI Bill. The percent of eligibility is service related.
Some changes were made to the bill through the Post-9/11 Veterans Education Assistance Improvement Act of 2010 and more recently through the Harry W. Colmery Veteran’s Educational Assistance Act of the 2017 also known as the Forever GI Bill. The Yellow Ribbon Program (YRP) is a provision of the Post-9/11 Veterans Educational Assistance Act of 2008. The program allows institutions to enter into a voluntary agreement with the VA to fund tuition and fee expenses that exceed the 2022-23 VA cap of $26,381.37 at private institutions for individuals eligible for the 100 percent payment tier. The institution can contribute up to 50 percent of those expenses and VA will match the same amount as the institution. MHCDS participates in the Yellow Ribbon Program (YRP) without limitation on the number of veterans enrolled and at the full 50 percent funding level for the 2022-23 academic year. We are proud to support our veterans.
Visit the website for up-to-date information on this and other VA education benefits. GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). More information about education benefits offered by VA is available at the official U.S. government website at www.benefits.va.gov/gibill.
MHCDS offers funding options for international citizens attending our program. The loans do not require a U.S. co-borrower and offer very competitive terms. The maximum borrowing limit for students in the MHCDS program is $70,000. Limits are based on a needs analysis performed by the Financial Aid Office using the information provided by the student and may vary by individual. International students can borrow funds to cover their qualified educational expenses for the duration of the program, subject to the program’s criteria. Our goal in providing the programs is to supplement the student’s other financial resources. International students should also investigate all sources of funding from within their home country including government and private scholarships and loans. International students may also be eligible for other types of loans if they have a U.S. cosigner with positive credit history. Please contact George Newcomb, Director of Admissions, for details on how International Students can apply for financial aid.