Participant Fee & Deposit

The full price of a two-week Tuck Executive Education program is approximately $24,000. For Next Step, this price is underwritten by donors and Tuck in order to keep the program accessible.

Participants are asked to pay a fee based on their AGI (adjusted gross income) which covers the balance of tuition, materials, accommodations, and most meals:

  • Group 1 (participant AGI of $70,000 or more): $5,000 
  • Group 2 (participant AGI below $70,000): $2,500 

$1,000 is due as a deposit at the time of enrollment and the balance is due before the program begins.  

The Next Step participant fee includes tuition, materials, most meals, and accommodations on the Dartmouth College campus.

Some need-based financial aid is available. Priority is given to group 2 participants who do not qualify for other sources of aid, such as government benefits or a scholarship program from a sponsoring organization, and is based on order of application. Financial aid requests will be reviewed after admissions decisions are made.

Cancellations & Deferral

Cancellation and deferral requests must be received in writing. Please submit your request via e-mail to tuck.next.step@tuck.dartmouth.edu.

Due to the costs incurred for program preparation and administration, requests for deferrals and cancellations must be made at least six weeks prior to the start of the on-campus portion of the program. Deferrals and cancellations that occur within six weeks of the program’s on-campus start date will not have their deposits refunded.

Tuck Executive Education understands that situations may arise that prevent participants from taking part in Next Step as planned. Requests for deferral based on unexpected circumstances will be considered, but are not guaranteed. If a deferral is granted, the participant will have the opportunity to defer to the next program. The deposit will be retained and applied towards the future program’s tuition.

G.I. Bill & Scholarships

The Next Step participant fee is G.I. Bill eligible and utilizes one month of benefits. Admitted candidates who intend to use their benefits must initiate the process through the VA and then work with Tuck’s administrator to submit a claim prior to the start of the program. Information about this will be shared during the Next Step enrollment process.

Participants receiving a scholarship from an external organization or individual should notify Next Step staff so they can be billed directly.

Tuck will waive the deposit requirement for participants using G.I. Bill benefits or receiving a scholarship. However, cancellations or deferrals requested within six weeks of the program’s on-campus start date will be assessed a penalty equal to the deposit amount.


Please contact us at tuck.next.step@tuck.dartmouth.edu or at 603-646-1217.