Private 4 Year

Dickinson College Tuition & Cost

Carlisle, Pennsylvania

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How much does it cost to attend?

Sticker Price
Costs for Dickinson College
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,324
Other Fees$575
Room and Board $15,252
Other Expenses Budget$1,928

Annual Prices

The annual list price to attend Dickinson College on a full time basis for 2021/2022 is $77,237 for all students regardless of their residency. This fee is comprised of $58,158 for tuition, $15,252 room and board, $1,324 for books and supplies and $575 for other fees. Out of state tuition for Dickinson College is $58,158, the same as Pennsylvania residents.

All price data is sourced from the 2021/2022 U.S. Department of Education National Center for Education Statistics survey.

Net Price

Net price is indicative of what it actually costs to attend Dickinson College when typical grants and scholarships are considered. The net price varies by family income and financial need.

Average Net Price 2019/2020
Net Price by Income Dickinson College
Family Income Net Price Paid
$0 to $30,000$12,729
$30,001 to $48,000$12,027
$48,001 to $75,000$19,300
$75,001 to $110,000$25,420

The average reported annual net price for Dickinson College for students receiving grants or scholarship aid was $37,342 in 2019/2020. Net price includes tuition and required fees, books and supplies, and average cost for room and board and other expenses

Financial Aid

82% of full-time undergrad Dickinson College received financial aid in the form of grants, scholarships, fellowships from the institution or from Federal, State or local government agencies. This aid averaged $36,341 per student during the 2019/2020 school year. Grant and scholarship aid does not need to be paid back. 43% of students received Federal Student Loans averaging $3,985 and 28% of undergrads took out private student loans averaging $7,148.

Finanical Aid Dickinson College
Type Avg./Student Students Receiving
Total Grant and Scholarship Aid $36,341 82%
Institutional Grants and Scholarships $35,281 81%
Pell Grants $4,653 11%
Other Federal Grants $1,448 11%
State and Local Grants $2,959 6%
Federal Student Loans $3,985 43%
Other Student Loans $7,148 28%

Student Loans

To gauge a more realistic picture of what it may really cost you out of pocket to go to Dickinson College, we've modeled a ten year student loan with an original principal value of $111,484. The loan balance of $111,484 is a four year multiple of the $27,871 average net price. This is a estimate of what you could owe upon graduation if you were to qualify for average financial aid and what a degree really may cost. Should you not qualify for financial aid, you may owe significantly more when you graduate. Based on these assumptions, a monthly repayment of $1,064 could be required to satisfy your student loan.

Please note that financial aid is not guaranteed and is only available for qualifying students. Federal Student Loans are not grants and must be repaid with interest. The current Stafford loan interest rate is 2.75%.

Example Loan $111,484
Stafford Loan Interest Rate 2.75%
Time to Pay Off Student Loan 10 years
Example Monthly Payment $1,063.68
Total Interest Paid $16,157.64
Sum of All Loan Payments $127,641.64

Projected 4 Year Degree Price

4 Year Sticker Price
Year All Residents
1 $77,237
2 $79,499
3 $81,827
4 $84,223

Based on published tuition prices, we estimate the current cost of a 4 year bachelor's degree and living expenses at Dickinson College to be $308,948 - assuming graduation in normal time. The estimation assumes a 2.9% annual increase over the next 4 years which has been the recent trend for this school.

Credit Hour Cost and Price per Class

Credit Hour and Class Costs at Dickinson College
Price Per Credit 3 Credit Class 4 Credit Class
All Residents $1,818 $5,454 $7,272

Estimated cost for a class at Dickinson College based on published credit hour prices. Note that not all schools allow single class enrollment. These prices should be used for comparison purposes as to how much it may cost to take a class at Dickinson College versus other colleges.

Tuition Payment Plans Available

Dickinson College Payment Plans
Tuition Payment Plan Yes
Prepaid Tuition Plan No
Alternative Tuition Plan Yes
Guaranteed Tuition Plan No
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Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=212009 IPEDS survey data for Dickinson College.