Prospective Students

At the University of Notre Dame, our students learn from premier academic scholars, participate in research opportunities, study abroad, and become ethical leaders prepared to face the future.  At Notre Dame, we believe real value is four years of education that last a lifetime.

Demonstrated Financial Need

Notre Dame is one of only 66 colleges nationally that is committed to meeting the full demonstrated financial need of our undergraduate students for all four years.

Meeting each student’s full demonstrated need allows us to be more sensitive to a family’s individual situation and assist accomplished students from a wide range of backgrounds. The Office of Financial Aid thoroughly reviews each student’s application on an individual basis.

Of the freshmen who enrolled in the fall of 2017 and demonstrated financial need, the median need-based scholarship was $38,900.

To get an idea of how your family could fund a Notre Dame education, the chart below reflects the class entering in 2017. By providing the median (amount that falls in the middle) and the range we hope you are able to get an idea of the need-based scholarship commitment the University has made to reduce the price a family will pay.

University of Notre Dame Costs:

2017-2018 Academic Year Tuition and Fees: $51,505 + Room and Meals: $14,890 = $66,395 

Parent Income
Ranges

Students

Median University
Scholarship*

Middle Range
of Scholarships

Up to $19,999 28 $58,450 $53,625 - $66,440
$20,000 - $39,999 59 $56,200 $50,700 - $60,000
$40,000 - $59,999 81 $54,900 $46,000 - $57,300
$60,000 - $79,999 83 $52,000 $47,350 - $56,300
$80,000 - $99,999 75 $47,700 $42,150 - $50,900
$100,000 - $119,999 101 $43,300 $36,700 - $48,000
$120,000 - $139,999 94 $37,550 $33,500 - $41,700
$140,000 - $159,999 76 $34,200 $29,550 - $42,000
$160,000 - $179,999 79 $32,600 $22,600 - $38,900
$180,000 - $199,999 54 $22,650 $16,200 - $32,000
$200,000-$249,999* 128 $21,000 $9,650 - $28,950
$250,000 and above* 138 $15,850 $7,300 - $25,000
Total 996 $38,900 $23,938- $50,998

*Most who qualify have at least two children in college

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

 

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"The value of this investment for my family and me has been absolutely incredible. There's nothing like a Notre Dame education. I already feel the development in all aspects of my life." - Nick Tucker '17