Expected Family Contribution

For first-year students who demonstrated financial need in Fall 2020, the median need-based scholarship was $47,800.

To give you an idea of how your family could fund a Notre Dame education, the chart below reflects the class entering in 2020.

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.

2020-2021 Academic Year Tuition and Fees: $57,699 + Room and Meals: $15,984 = $73,683

Parent Income Range Number of Students Median University Scholarship Middle Range of Scholarships
Up to $19,999 38 $68,475 $63,300 - $73,442
$20,000 - $39,999 76 $67,825 $60,800 - $71,842
$40,000 - $59,999 105 $66,700 $57,400 - $69,550
$60,000 - $79,999 100 $59,500 $52,900 - $66,900
$80,000 - $99,999 97 $56,500 $51,400 - $58,940
$100,000 - $119,999 84 $51,848 $47,575 - $56,350
$120,000 - $139,999 77 $49,200 $45,400 - $54,700
$140,000 - $159,999 98 $46,000 $37,200 - $51,400
$160,000 - $179,999 81 $41,900 $34,700 - $47,800
$180,000 - $199,999 105 $37,900 $29,100 - $43,900
$200,000-$249,999* 133 $30,400 $17,900 - $39,400
$250,000* 160 $17,100 $9,250 - $27,400
Total 1154 $47,800 $30,500 - $59,600

*Most who qualify have at least two children in college.

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

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Current student Bailey Jordan explains the Expected Family Contribution.