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 $60.9 million in institutional grants and scholarships was awarded in 2020-21. 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.

2021-22 Cost of Attendance

Direct Cost of Attendance (standard fees for which the student is billed)*

  • Tuition and Student Fees: $58,708
  • Room and Meals: $15,252
  • Total Direct Charges: $73,960

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 $77,212

* 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 21-22 academic year is $2,281, 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.