Most students won’t pay the advertised price of a school. Instead, they will be provided with a financial aid plan that includes a mix of scholarships, grants, loans, and work-study. But some kinds of aid are more desirable than others, and some students will get more than others.
Curious about the financial aid opportunities at Dickinson and what you may be eligible for? Explore the answers here.
$36,341.00 is the typical Dickinson College’s first year financial aid package. Financial aid is provided to about 83% of first-year students, with the bulk of support coming in the form of grants and scholarships.
Student loans come included in financial aid packages, however, the only true discount off of the price of college is a grant or scholarship that you do not need to pay back.
Student debt should be thought of as an “outcome” rather than “aid”. Read more about student loan debt at Dickinson College.
Institutional scholarships and grants refer to financial aid provided directly by a college or university to support students in covering their educational expenses. These awards can be either merit-based or need-based and do not require repayment. Merit-based institutional scholarships reward students who have demonstrated exceptional academic achievements, talents, or skills in specific areas. Such scholarships often take into account a student’s high school performance, standardized test scores, or extracurricular activities. On the other hand, need-based institutional grants are allocated to students who exhibit financial need. The amount awarded is usually determined by the student’s family’s financial circumstances and aims to cover the difference between the cost of attendance and the family’s capacity to pay. To assess eligibility for need-based grants, colleges and universities may use information from the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or other financial aid forms. Institutional scholarships and grants play a crucial role in assisting students, as they can considerably lower the cost of college and make higher education more attainable.
The next numbers refer to grants and scholarships mainly supplied by the college itself.
81% of incoming freshmen (369 total) were awarded scholarships at Dickinson College, averaging $35,281.00 a piece. This puts it the top 25th percentile among colleges and universities nationwide.
As well as scholarships, 11% of first-year students (51 total) got a federal grant, for about $6,101.00 per person.
The following table shows scholarship and grant allocations by income for first-year students receiving any form of federal Title IV assistance, including Federal PLUS loans.
|Income Level||Percent of Freshman||Average Assistance|
|Income 110k +||32.45%||$32,263.00|
The table above displays undergrads who are getting Title IV aid, federal aid from the government including loans, grants or work-study. Learn more here.
83% of the 453 undergraduates at Dickinson College receive some sort of grant aid. This is a total of about 369 students getting an average of $36,341.00 per person.
More about our data sources and methodologies.