Over 47% of all undergraduates receive some form of scholarship assistance from the University. Of the freshmen who enrolled in the fall of 2016 who demonstrated financial need, the average amount of University scholarship awarded was approximately $39,100.


Income is only one consideration when determining eligibility for need-based aid. Other significant factors include, but are not limited to, family size, number of children enrolled in undergraduate programs, private elementary and secondary tuition expenses and family assets.

 Our Net Price Calculator tool may be helpful in understanding your financing options.

Average Cost of Attendance for 2017-2018

Tuition and Fees $51,505
Room and Meals1 $14,890
Books and Supplies $1,050
Personal Expenses $1,200
Transportation2 $750
Total Cost:3 $69,395

1Typical residence hall accommodations provide for housing with one or more roommates. The current cost of a single room (no roommate) is approximately $500 more annually.

2Because of its national student body traditionally enrolled at the University, the transportation allowance will generally range currently from a minimum of $500 to about $1,000 with $750 representing the approximate midpoint.

3Annual increases should be anticipated.

Questions to ask us... and other schools

Notre Dame Financial Aid Associates can answer specific questions about costs, the financial aid process, and options for financing your education. The Big Future website (provided by the College Board) has compiled a list of a dozen questions to get you started. It is important to ask each school the same questions, as every school has their own policies.