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 2019 who paid much less than the published price because of the need-based scholarship offered. 


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 $71,193 $71,193 $71,193
Notre Dame Scholarship -$61,400 -$53,100 -$34,700
Net Price $9,793* $18,093 $36,493

*Families in the $40,000-$60,000 income range also demonstrated eligibility for federal need-based grants. The median federal grant was $5,045 which would reduce their net price to $4,748.  Many of these students also received state grants or alumni club or private scholarships.

If you are admitted via 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 by March 1.

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 have completed the financial aid applications and the IDOC process, a Financial Aid Notification at the end of March.