Board of Trustees approves 3.8 percent tuition increase

by The Dartmouth Senior Staff | 3/6/16 8:25pm

The Board of Trustees approved a 3.8 percent total increase in undergraduate tuition, mandatory fees and room and board for the 2016-2017 academic year at its meeting this weekend, making the total cost of attendance next year $66,174. Tuition will increase by 3.9 percent, jumping to $49,998 from this year's $48,120.

Up from $63,744 for the 2015-2016 academic year, this amount does not include indirect costs of attendance such as books, health insurance and travel. First-year students are also required to pay an additional $390 in room charges and fees.

The 2015 calendar year United States inflation rate is 1.4 percent. In the fall 2013 faculty meeting, College President Phil Hanlonannounced his intention to keep tuition increases flat with inflation.

Tuition at the Geisel School of Medicine will increase to $59, 463, up 3 percent. Tuck School of Business tuition jumps by 3.4 percent to $66,390.
The Board approved the $988 million 2017 fiscal year operating budget and an $83 million capital budget to fund projects such as investing in Geisel, rebuilding the Moosilauke Ravine Lodge and renovating the Hood Museum of Art.
This story will be updated as more information is reported.
Correction Appended (March 7, 2016):
The original article stated that the tuition increased to $48,998. In fact, the tuition increased to $49,998