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Can International Student Apply for Aid AFTER Acceptance?

Question: I'm an international applicant admitted to Dartmouth, and I withdrew my aid application about 10 days before the decisions. If I mail the college asking for aid now, is there a chance that my admission could be reconsidered?

Dartmouth expects students who are seeking aid to apply for it (and to demonstrate financial need) at the time that they are applying for admission. Like the majority of institutions, Dartmouth is “need aware" for international students, meaning that a candidate's financial requirements are considered when the application is evaluated. Therefore, students like you, who applied as “no need" would be viewed through a different lens than those with financial need. Thus, when a student is admitted as “no need" to a “need aware" institution and then seeks aid after an acceptance, he or she should have a very good explanation of brand-new financial circumstances.

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