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Dickinson College Tuition & Cost

Carlisle, Pennsylvania

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How much does it cost to attend?

Sticker Price
$73,879
Costs for Dickinson College
Fee Cost
Tuition$55,948
Books and Supplies$1,290
Other Fees$575
Room and Board $14,176
Other Expenses Budget$1,890

Annual Prices

The annual list price to attend Dickinson College on a full time basis for 2018/2019 is $73,879 for all students regardless of their residency. This fee is comprised of $55,948 for tuition, $14,176 room and board, $1,290 for books and supplies and $575 for other fees. Out of state tuition for Dickinson College is $55,948, the same as Pennsylvania residents.

All price data is sourced from the 2019/2020 U.S. Department of Education National Center for Education Statistics survey.
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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 2018/2019
$33,139
Net Price by Income Dickinson College
Family Income Net Price Paid
$0 to $30,000$11,046
$30,001 to $48,000$12,662
$48,001 to $75,000$18,152
$75,001 to $110,000$24,027
$110,000+$41,667

The average reported annual net price for Dickinson College for students receiving grants or scholarship aid was $33,139 in 2018/2019. Net price includes tuition and required fees, books and supplies, and average cost for room and board and other expenses

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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 $38,039 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 $3,938 and 32% of undergrads took out private student loans averaging $6,007.

Finanical Aid Dickinson College
Type Avg./Student Students Receiving
Total Grant and Scholarship Aid $38,039 82%
Institutional Grants and Scholarships $36,767 82%
Pell Grants $4,922 16%
Other Federal Grants $994 15%
State and Local Grants $3,052 6%
Federal Student Loans $3,938 43%
Other Student Loans $6,007 32%

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
$295,516
Year All Residents
1 $73,879
2 $76,602
3 $79,425
4 $82,353

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 $295,516 - assuming graduation in normal time. The estimation assumes a 3.7% 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 $1,749 $5,247 $6,996

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

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=212009 IPEDS survey data for Dickinson College.