Cost of Attendance

The average Notre Dame undergraduate student expense budget includes tuition and fees, room and board, books and supplies, personal expenses and transportation. Actual costs vary based on housing accommodations, travel costs and personal expenses. Annual increases in the cost of a Notre Dame education are anticipated.

Financial Aid

Admission to Notre Dame is “need-blind” for U.S. citizens and permanent residents. This means students are admitted to the University on the basis of their academic and personal records of achievement, not their financial circumstances. Notre Dame is fully committed to meeting the financial need of a student through our need-based aid program. Nearly half of the undergraduates receive at least one source of need-based aid (scholarship, grant, loan, and/or work). All admitted transfer students who properly apply annually for financial aid will have their full demonstrated financial need met for their undergraduate study.

Financial Aid Application Procedures

The CSS Profile application and the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) serve as the official applications for need-based financial aid at the University of Notre Dame. To be considered for financial assistance (scholarships, grants, loans, work) students must annually file both the CSS Profile and the FAFSA applications by the University’s priority filing deadline.

Although families are encouraged to use actual tax information when completing the CSS Profile and FAFSA applications, estimated figures may be used if necessary.

The University of Notre Dame participates in the College Board’s Institutional Documentation Service (IDOC), which allows students to submit one packet of supporting documents to IDOC, rather than mailing individual documents to the Notre Dame Financial Aid Office. CSS Profile applicants will receive communication directly from IDOC regarding the submission of supporting documentation.

For the most current information on costs, scholarships, loans, and application procedures, visit the Office of Financial Aid website.