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Earnest saves Big Green on Dartmouth student loans

The smallest Ivy League institution, Dartmouth provides a prestigious liberal arts curriculum through its unique D-Plan quarter system. Earnest helps Dartmouth students and grads finance their education with smart, affordable student loans. Please note, Dartmouth College is not affiliated with Earnest and does not endorse Earnest's loans.


Bucolic campus life in Hanover, New Hampshire

Where competitive academics and fierce school spirit meet

Dartmouth’s Tuck School of Business is the oldest business school in America, and its MBA is highly sought after worldwide. The MD program at Geisel School of Medicine, and masters and PhD programs from Thayer School of Engineering are also renowned. However, Dartmouth students don’t spend all of their time buried in books—around 80% participate in some level of athletic competition.

Life on campus at Dartmouth is centered around The Green, where you’re only steps away from The Collis Center, the Hop, and Baker Library. Dartmouth is also known for its love of traditions, with events such as Dartmouth Night and Winter Carnival being part of campus life for over a century.

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Competitive savings for competitive Ivy League students and grads

Earnest student loans and student loan refinancing

Dartmouth Alumni
Dartmouth grads with student debt turn to Earnest for a seamless consolidation and refinancing experience. You are offered competitive rates based on your unique financial situation, plus the ability to customize your payments to match your desired budget and timeline. Wherever your Dartmouth education leads you—Earnest wants to save you money along the way.

Dartmouth Students
Dartmouth is dedicated to providing top value for your education and minimizing student debt. The college awarded $81 million in aid during the 2014-2015 academic year with an average scholarship amount of $46,315. We encourage you to contact the Dartmouth College Financial Aid Office to learn more about Dartmouth scholarships, grants, jobs, and other ways to ensure you leave Hanover with an Ivy League degree and a lifetime of memories—not student debt.

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Behind the scenes of Dartmouth student loan refinancing

Get the facts before making any decisions

How should I choose a student loan refinancing provider?

When comparing loans, take into account the rates you’re offered, as well as factors like flexibility and customer service from the loan provider. Many companies will outsource your loan servicing.

Which type of loans can I refinance?

You can refinance both Federal and private student loans with Earnest. You’ll effectively consolidate all your loans into one new, lower rate Earnest loan.

What are the benefits of refinancing my student loan(s)?

Many people are able to refinance into much lower interest rates, saving them thousands, if not tens of thousands, of dollars. In addition, Earnest offers in-house support for the life of your loan and a seamless technology platform to manage your loan.

Can I refinance loans that have previously been consolidated or refinanced?

Yes. Previous refinancing or consolidation does not affect the eligibility of your application.

Who should consider refinancing with Earnest?

Refinancing is a great solution for employed or soon-to-be-employed graduates who have high-interest, unsubsidized Direct Loans, Graduate PLUS loans, and/or private loans.

What is the difference between consolidation and refinancing?

Consolidation simply combines multiple student loans into one. That means one monthly payment instead of having to juggle many different ones, sometimes with multiple servicers. When you consolidate, your interest rate will be a weighted average of the interest rates on the loans you combine. You won’t save money— but it can make life easier by reducing the amount of time you spend managing different payments.

Refinancing can be done with one loan or several, and involves getting a new loan with a different (usually lower) rate than before, due to changes in your financial situation. When you refinance, you typically work with a company to pay off the original loan(s) and get a new unified loan at a lower rate.

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Refinancing is easier with Earnest

Rather than looking at student loans as a ball and chain, we see them as a balloon—lifting students to new heights, and enabling incredible opportunities and achievements. Through innovative data science we make that balloon as light as possible, saving clients thousands on every loan. And with exceptional service, we ensure our clients make decisions with confidence. At Earnest, we seek to offer a student loan like no other.