Prospective Students

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At the University of Notre Dame, our students learn from premiere academic scholars, participate in research opportunities, study abroad, and become ethical leaders prepared to face the future.  At Notre Dame, we believe real value is four years of education that last a lifetime.

Demonstrated Financial Need

Notre Dame is one of only 66 colleges nationally that is committed to meeting the full demonstrated financial need of our undergraduate students for all four years.

Meeting each student’s full demonstrated need allows us to be more sensitive to a family’s individual situation and assist accomplished students from a wide range of backgrounds. The Office of Financial Aid thoroughly reviews each student’s application on an individual basis

Over half of last year's freshmen who applied for aid received an average need-based scholarship of $39,100 from Notre Dame.

To get an idea of how your family could fund a Notre Dame education, the chart below reflects the class entering in 2016. By providing the median (amount that falls in the middle) and the range we hope you are able to get an idea of the need-based scholarship commitment the University has made to reduce the price a family will pay.

University of Notre Dame Costs:

Tuition and Fees: $49,685 + Room and Meals: $14,358 = $64,043

Parent Income
Ranges

Students

Median University
Scholarship*

Middle Range
of Scholarships

Up to $19,999 39 $58,450 $53,400 - $61,350
$20,000 - $39,999 85 $54,000 $50,000 - $56,200
$40,000 - $59,999 94 $52,700 $47,200 - $55,100
$60,000 - $79,999 77 $49,300 $43,100 - $54,400
$80,000 - $99,999 82 $46,247 $42,100 - $50,000
$100,000 - $119,999 98 $42,750 $38,000 - $46,600
$120,000 - $139,999 80 $39,600 $31,200 - $44,300
$140,000 - $159,999 79 $34,300 $28,600 - $40,000
$160,000 - $179,999 89 $31,300 $24,700 - $35,800
$180,000 - $199,999 56 $27,100 $19,050 - $35,350
$200,000-$249,999 118 $22,100 $11,200 - $29,000
$250,000*+ 106 $15,200 $8,300 - $25,000
Total 1003 $39,100 $25,200 - $50,100

*Most who qualify have at least two children in college

The figures above include University Scholarships, Federal Pell Grant, and Federal Supplemental Grant. 

 

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"The value of this investment for my family and me has been absolutely incredible. There's nothing like a Notre Dame education. I already feel the development in all aspects of my life." - Nick Tucker '17