Need-based financial aid is available to all eligible full-time students (international and domestic). Contingent upon satisfactory performance and academic progress, all MEM students are eligible for need-based financial aid. To be considered for financial aid, prospective students must request financial aid while submitting their application.
Full-time MEM students (domestic and international) are eligible for partial tuition scholarships. Assessment of need is based on the PROFILE application. Awards are made annually on an academic year basis.
The MEM program is a professional program where students take classes, but are not required to conduct research (unlike MS and PhD programs). Most professional programs (including the MBA, MD, and JD degrees) offer little or no financial aid. Our MEM program is pleased to offer partial tuition scholarships to students with need.
US MEM students are eligible to apply for federal Stafford Loans, federal Perkins loans, and DELC Loans through the Dartmouth Financial Aid Office. Application for educational loans requires submission of the "Free Application for Federal Student Aid" (FAFSA) form, which may be downloaded from fafsa.ed.gov, and the Dartmouth Graduate Financial Aid application form. For more information, please visit Graduate Arts & Sciences Financial Aid website.
International students who are unable to secure loans in their home countries may want to explore options through Prodigy Finance, which has provided loans to numerous international students in Dartmouth's MEM program.
Teaching assistantships 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. Other limited hourly employment is available to qualified students.
Work is generally limited to 12 hours per week during academic terms and 40 hours per week between terms and during off-terms. The hourly rate of pay is $15. Hourly employment may not exceed a total of 40 hours per week from any and all College sources.
The Conrades Fellowship is available to select students with demonstrated leadership potential as judged by a faculty review. The fellowship provides assistance, based on financial need, to selected students. Conrades Fellows work collectively and with a faculty mentor on an entrepreneurial project approved by the MEM program director and Dean that culminates in a report or presentation and/or business plan. This competitive fellowship provides students with a deeper understanding of team process and leadership.
Applications for this fellowship are submitted during the Winter term of our first year in residence.