Stipends and Benefits

Our Funding Package

The Guarini School of Graduate and Advanced Studies offers a competitive funding package for PhD and a number of master's students. This package includes tuition, health insurance, a living allowance or stipend, and a relocation bonus to help cover the costs of moving to New Hampshire. We guarantee funding for PhD students who remain in good standing for five years.

In addition to our funding, some students receive prestigious awards, including National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowships, and are supported by research and national training grants administered by faculty.

Other programs provide limited financial assistance. The terms of the awards may vary according to the program. For more information, please contact the individual program. 

Value of Funding Package for Doctoral Students

A doctoral funding package is worth $129,035 per year (2023-2024).

This includes a $40,000 stipend, $84,912 tuition remission, and $4123 health insurance premium. Stipends have increased 47% in the last ten years. 



PhD Funding Package

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  • Group health insurance (Dartmouth pays premium)
  • Relocation bonus ($1500 in 2024-2025)
  • Childcare grants ($3000 per child/per year)
  • Uwill teletherapy (available 24/7 from any location, including international)
  • Barrier removal funds
  • Short term interest free emergency loans

Services and Resources

  • Dartmouth Health Service, including counseling, primary care, nutritional counseling, and more
  • Student Wellness Center
  • Career and professional development
  • Pastoral counseling
  • Ombuds Office
  • Travel and research grants
  • Writing and academic support