The cost of a college education is a significant investment, and we understand that that cost is a major concern for most families.
Our cost of attendance does not reflect the total cost of educating a Dickinsonian; it has already been reduced by approximately 20 percent per student thanks to support from our endowment, alumni and foundation funds. An additional $60.3 million in institutional grants and scholarships was awarded in 2018-19. The value of a Dickinson education is evidenced by the professional success of our graduates, our impressive 9:1 student-faculty ratio, our outstanding campus resources and our four-year graduation rate.
2020-21 Cost of Attendance
Direct Cost of Attendance (standard fees for which the student is billed)*
- Tuition and Student Fees: $56,498
- Room and Meals: $14,672
- Total Direct Charges: 71,170
Indirect Costs (estimated additional expenses that vary for each student)
- Books: $1,324
- Personal Expenses: $1,928 **
- Total Indirect Costs: $3,252
Total Cost of Attendance $74,422
* Cost of attendance is based on the standard housing (double room) and board (non-apartment) rates. Students who are not covered under a U.S. health-insurance policy will be billed for student health insurance. The estimated cost for this health insurance for the 20-21 academic year is $2,175, to be billed in two equal installments, fall and spring. For a full list of potential fees, please review the annual fees provided by student accounts.
** An additional allowance for travel expenses is estimated for families living outside of the mid-Atlantic region. The allowance is based upon distance from Dickinson College.