Frequently Asked Questions

Undergraduate questions for Fall of 2022


What changes were made to my FAFSA?

If you receive notification from the Department of Education regarding corrections made to your FAFSA, these changes were made during our verification process and will be reflected on your Financial Aid Notification. 

When will my student loans disburse?

Federal and private student loans will disburse to your student account on Monday, August 15, 2022.

How do I accept my Federal Direct Loans?

First-time Borrowers: At Notre Dame, loans are accepted by completing Entrance Counseling and the Master Promissory Note (MPN) on the studentaid.gov website.

Repeat Borrowers: The Federal Direct Loan(s) will be processed for the amount listed on the Financial Aid Notification. If you desire to make changes to your loan(s) please contact us at loans@nd.edu

How do I adjust my loans?

If you would like to adjust your loan(s) please send an email request to loans@nd.edu. For more information on student loan eligibility, please visit the loan section on our website at University of Notre Dame - Student Loans.

How will I receive communication from Financial Aid?

Correspondence is sent to students' Notre Dame email addresses. It is the responsibility of the students to forward the correspondence to their parent(s).

Is my financial aid file complete?

If you have completed your financial aid application(s) please continue to check your email for any requests for additional information and respond to our office as promptly as possible. You can also monitor your My Financial Aid in InsideND for any outstanding documents.

When will I receive my Financial Aid Notification?

Financial Aid Notifications are being sent out on a daily basis as they are completed. Students will be receiving these at their ND email addresses.

How do I report outside scholarships that are not listed on my Financial Aid Notification?

Please email schlrshp@nd.edu to provide the name of the organization, the award amount, and if the funds will be renewable in future years.

Do outside/private scholarships affect my financial aid?

Since Notre Dame meets the demonstrated need of every student, the receipt of funds not listed on the Financial Aid Notification will likely result in a change to your financial aid. Need-based subsidized loan(s) and work are reduced first. A revised Financial Aid Notification is sent via email if your financial assistance is adjusted. 

Where can I find student employment? 

Students are responsible for finding their own position, as jobs are not assigned. Student employment opportunities may be found on the JOBboard. Students are also encouraged to contact departments directly to inquire about employment opportunities.

How will I be paid for my job?

You will be paid through direct deposit to the personal bank account you set up with the university via InsideND. Information about completing the direct deposit process can be found on the New Student Employee Guide