Financial Aid

Dartmouth College Financial Aid Office can help graduate students with federal loan needs. The MALS program also offers partial-tuition scholarships.

Financial Aid at MALS

If you wish to be considered for Scholarships and Financial Aid, the Admissions Coordinator will disperse the Graduate Financial Aid Applications shortly after each Application Deadline (approximately 1-2 weeks following the September 1st and February 15th deadlines). Please monitor the email that you cited in your application to receive the appropriate financial aid application.

*If you indicated on your application that you do not wish to be considered for financial aid, but your circumstances have since changed, please notify the Admissions Coordinator at at your earliest convenience.

U.S. Citizens and Permanent Residents

Dartmouth provides need-based financial aid to MALS students. Most U.S. citizens and permanent residents can apply for federal student loan programs. In addition, MALS at Dartmouth scholarships may be awarded to eligible students.

To be considered for financial aid, domestic students must complete and submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), and the 2023-2024 Graduate Financial Aid Application to the Dartmouth Financial Aid Office at

The Federal School Code for Dartmouth College is 002573. 

*The Academic Year at Dartmouth College is Summer - Spring. If you are applying to matriculate in Summer or Fall of 2023, or, in Winter or Spring 2024, you will need to complete a FAFSA for the 2023-2024 academic year.

For the 2024 - 2025 Academic year (Applications for Summer or Fall of 2024 and Winter or Spring of 2025): 

  • The Graduate Financial Aid Application information will be available in the Summer of 2024 
  • The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FASFA) will be available in December of 2023 

International Students

International students may apply for MALS at Dartmouth scholarships if they can provide documentation of income and assets.

To be considered for financial aid, international students must complete and submit the MALS International Scholarship Application to the MALS Office at

MALS scholarships are only applicable toward partial tuition for the nine required courses only. International students should explore other funding sources to provide for their living expenses and all materials. We strongly urge you to start this process at least one year before you intend to enter the program.

If you are an international student who is interested in exploring private loan options, please visit the Private Educational Loans page on the Financial Aid Office website and select the "Connect to Lender List" at the bottom of the page. Here you will find a comprehensive, three-year list of lenders used by past and current graduate students. 

2023-2024 Tuition Rates and Fees

Tuition rates per term:

  • $8,491 (one course- part-time) per term
  • $14,860 (two courses- full-time) per term
  • $21,228 (three courses - requires approval from the Program Chair and Program Director) per term

1 term = 10 weeks. There are four terms in an Academic Year at Dartmouth College (see Dartmouth's Academic Calendar)


Mandatory Fees:


Additional Estimated Costs (per term):

  • Housing/Rent: $3,540 per term (for housing resources, please visit the Housing section of our website.)
  • Meals: $4,380 per term (for Dartmouth Dining services/plan options, please visit:
  • Books/Supplies: $200 per course credit
  • Local Transportation: $577 per term (for more information about transportation, visit the "Life at Dartmouth" section of our website and scroll down to "Area Transportation.")
  • Personal allowance: $875 per term