Apply for Financial Aid and Loans
Apply for Financial Aid
Who Should Apply
- B.E. applicants
- M.E.M. applicants
Typically, M.S. and Ph.D. students are fully funded through research and do not need to apply for financial aid.
M.E.M. financial aid is need-based and is in the form of partial tuition scholarships. After an M.E.M. internship or after any leave term during the M.E.M. program, Thayer School expects the student to contribute a minimum of $3000 toward tuition costs.
How to Apply
- Carefully read the Thayer School B.E. and M.E.M. Financial Aid Information Sheet (PDF).
- B.E. and M.E.M. applicants should fill out the online PROFILE application form. Thayer School’s PROFILE number is 3355. PROFILE will process your information and provide Thayer School with a Financial Need Analysis Report to determine need-based aid.
Dartmouth students planning to complete B.E. and M.E.M. requirements simultaneously should submit a B.E. program plan along with the M.E.M. application to be considered for "B.E." aid for any portion of the program. The B.E. program plan is available through Banner Student.
Financial aid received for the first year does not necessarily carry over into the second year. Students planning to enroll in the M.E.M. program (who will, therefore, be at Thayer School for more than one academic year) have to re-file the PROFILE application.
Dependent or independent?
B.E. applicants file as a dependent student and must include parental information. Exceptions include students who:
- are over 24 years of age
- are married
- have legal dependents other than a spouse
- have served in the military
- are orphans or wards of the state
- are currently serving on active duty in the Armed Forces for other than training purposes
When filing the CSS PROFILE, B.E. applicants must indicate that their year in college is "5th or more undergrad".
M.E.M. applicants are considered independent of their parents and do not include parental information when applying for aid. When filing with CSS PROFILE you will indicate that your year in college is "1st year grad/prof".
M.E.M. financial aid is need-based and partial tuition scholarships are capped.
B.E./M.E.M. candidates from Dartmouth who plan to work simultaneously on B.E. and M.E.M. requirements should include parental information so that both B.E. and M.E.M. level aid may be calculated by Thayer School. For the time a student is completing the B.E. requirements (generally 1 to 3 terms), Thayer School will grant whichever aid is higher, B.E. or M.E.M. When filing with CSS PROFILE you will indicate that your year in college is "5th or more undergrad".
Financial Aid Decisions
Thayer School makes financial aid decisions as soon as possible after the results of the PROFILE Financial Need Analysis Report from the College Board are received.
Paid hourly employment as a Teaching Assistant may also be available for qualified students.
Contact Candace S. Potter (candace.potter@Dartmouth.edu), Graduate Admissions Administrator, MacLean 107, 603-646-3844.
Apply For a Student Loan
U.S. Citizens and Permanent Residents
Applicants who are U.S. citizens and permanent residents are eligible for federal student loans.
Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) after January 1st of the year in which you wish to enter the program. Dartmouth's federal school code is 002573.
Please note that the FAFSA must be completed each year.
International students are not eligible for federal loan funding. There are, however, some private lending organizations who offer loans to international students with a U.S. citizen as a co-borrower. A list of private lenders is available on the Dartmouth website.
Contact the Dartmouth College Financial Aid Office.