What Will I Actually Pay? Three Examples

A college’s published price is the total amount it charges each year for tuition, fees, room, and meals. You may pay less than the published price because of scholarship from Notre Dame. The best way to determine the amount you will pay is to apply for financial aid.

Following are a few examples from students who enrolled at Notre Dame in the fall of 2020 who paid much less than the published price because of the need-based scholarship offered. 

2020-21 Family #1
Income Range: $40,000-$60,000
Family #2
Income Range: $100,000-$120,000
Family #3
Income Range: $180,000-$200,000
Published Price $73,683 $73,683 $73,683
Notre Dame Scholarship -$66,700 -$51,200 -$38,450
Net Price $6,983 $22,483 $35,233

If you are admitted in Restrictive Early Action and have not applied for financial aid, we suggest you complete your financial aid applications as soon as possible. For those who have already completed their applications and the IDOC process, we intend to have Financial Aid Notifications sent to admitted students in early March.

Regular Decision applicants: If you are admitted, we want you to be aware of this information. Our goal is to send students who are admitted in Regular Decision, and who have completed the financial aid applications and the IDOC process, a Financial Aid Notification around the end of March.