Expected Family Contribution

Families are often surprised at how affordable a Notre Dame education can be. To give you an idea of the financial aid resources you may receive and the remaining cost to your family, see the chart below. This shows the need-based University scholarship, student loan, and employment offered, and the estimated annual out-of-pocket cost to your family.

2022 Incoming First-year Class

2022-2023 Academic Year Tuition and Fees: $60,301 + Room and Meals: $16,710= $77,011
The estimated cost for books, personal expenses, and transportation is $3,220 for a total of $80,211.

Parent Income
Ranges

Student
Recipients

Scholarships
& Grants
Loan and/or Student
Employment

Family Cost 

Under $40,000 181 $76,750 $1,000 $2,450
$40,000 - $65,000 122 $74,700 $2,150 $3,350
$65,000 - $80,000 60 $70,300 $3,700 $6,200
$80,000 - $100,000 79 $66,500 $2,950 $10,750
$100,000 - $140,000 156 $60,100 $4,450 $15,650
$140,000 - $180,000 143 $51,850 $4,700 $23,650
$180,000 - $250,000 174 $39,050 $2,900 $38,250
$250,000+* 155** $19,100 $2,900 $58,200
Summary 1,071 $59,000 $2,900 $18,300

The figures above include median need-based University Scholarships, Federal Pell, and Supplemental Grants.
Family cost is rounded to the nearest $50 for demonstration purposes.

*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.