Expected Family Contribution

For first-year students who demonstrated financial need in Fall 2021, the median need-based scholarship was $50,000.

To give you an idea of how your family could fund a Notre Dame education, the chart below reflects the class entering in 2021.

The median (amount that falls in the middle) and the range are provided to give you a sense of the commitment the University makes in providing need-based scholarship in order to reduce the price a family will pay.

2021-2022 Academic Year Tuition and Fees: $58,843 + Room and Meals: $16,304 = $75,147

2021 Incoming First-year Class

Parent Income
Ranges

Students

Median University
Scholarship

Middle Range
of Scholarships

Under $40,000 150 $69,650 $64,025 - $71,950
$40,000 - $65,000 116 $66,950 $63,188 - $71,650
$65,000 - $80,000 69 $61,200 $52,250 - $64,700
$80,000 - $100,000 67 $58,900 $50,350- $62,900
$100,000 - $140,000 137 $50,800 $44,200 - $56,200
$140,000 - $180,000 151 $44,400 $37,550 - $51,050
$180,000 - $250,000 177 $32,200 $21,800 - $40,800
$250,000* 167** $20,700 $10,338 - $28,700
Total 1,034 $50,000 $32,450 - $64,300

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

*Most who qualify have two (or more) children in college and average assets.
**Includes a small number of scholarship recipients for whom we don't have household income data.

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Current student Bailey Jordan explains the Expected Family Contribution.