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BE Tuition, Expenses, & Financial Aid

Tuition and Expenses

Tuition for 2019–2020 is $18,535 per term, which covers instruction, use of instructional facilities, and healthcare service through the College infirmary.

Students without their own hospital coverage must purchase a Dartmouth College hospital insurance policy for approximately $3,250 per year.

The total cost of a year in the Thayer School BE program, including tuition, books, room, board, and incidentals, will be approximately $70,000-$74,000 for the academic year 2019–2020.

Need-based financial aid is available.


BE candidates are responsible for arranging their own housing off campus. Information on local renting is available from the Dartmouth College Real Estate Office.

Financial Aid

Full-time students in the BE program are eligible for aid in the form of partial-tuition scholarships, hourly employment as teaching assistants or in other capacities, fellowships, and loans. Special and part-time students are not eligible for financial aid. BE students who accept partial-tuition scholarship awards will be required to serve as a paid hourly teaching assistant if called upon.

The assessment of need is based on the PROFILE application. Awards are made annually on an academic year basis.

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The Mazilu Engineering Research Fellowship is a competitive fellowship in support of a research experience for engineering sciences students under the direction of a faculty mentor.

Hourly Teaching Assistantships and Other Employment

Teaching assistant positions may be available to well qualified students. A teaching assistant is paid hourly to assist with grading, problem sessions, and/or lab work. Assignments are made on a term-by-term basis. BE students who accept financial aid awards from Thayer School are required to serve as teaching assistants if called upon. Other limited hourly employment is also available to qualified students.

Normally work is limited to no more than 12 hours per week during academic terms and 40 hours per week between terms and during off-terms. The 2019–2020 hourly rate of pay is $15. Hourly employment may not exceed a total of 40 hours per week from any and all College sources.

Partial Tuition Scholarships

Grants applicable to tuition charges are awarded on the basis of need, as demonstrated by the PROFILE application. Scholarships are renewed each academic year contingent upon continued satisfactory academic progress. BE students who accept financial aid awards from Thayer School are required to serve as teaching assistants if called upon.


US BE students are eligible to apply for Federal Direct Stafford Loans, Federal Perkins Loans, and, in limited cases, DELC Loans through the Dartmouth Financial Aid Office.

Educational loan applicants must complete and submit a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). This form may be completed at Dartmouth's school code is 002573.