1. Post-Matriculation Financial Aid
I know from running the Net Price Calculator that Dartmouth’s financial aid is, as a general matter, very generous.
But how helpful and flexible is the financial aid office is after matriculation? For example, if a student’s family has a financial issue not readily apparent in its tax returns, is the financial aid office accommodating? Or, say, if a student needs help funding travel costs for a study abroad program, might the financial aid office help the student find a little more grant aid?
These are just examples and I know my question obviously doesn’t lend itself to objective or quantifiable evidence. Still, if anyone has any anecdotal or reputational observations, I’d love to hear them.
2. Student Jobs
Are there many student jobs available? Do they pay decently? Do many Dartmouth students actually work while in school?