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Notre Dame Tuition Information

In 2021, tuition for full-time Notre Dame students was $57,192 a year.

In 2021, tuition increased 3.9%–from $55,046 the prior year. On average, colleges raise tuition about 3% each year.

If this information makes going to college feel scary, remember, the total cost of tuition isn't necessarily what you will have to pay to attend a school. Many students owe a lot less than the sticker price after grants, scholarships, and tuition discounts are applied. Plus, student loans can make theactual cost of attending college until after graduation.

University of Notre Dame: In-state vs. Out-of-State Tuition

University of Notre Dame is a private, religious institution, so it has the same tuition for students from Indiana as it does for students who live in other states.

Public schools receive funds from the state to help them cover costs. Public, state schools can offer lower tuition for students who meet the requirements for in-state residency..

Choosing a school where you qualify for in-state tuition can save students a lot of money on the total cost of attending college. Be sure to verify your state's eligibility criteria for in-state tuition. Every state has its own rules about what makes someone eligible for in-state tuition. The most common requirement is that students must have lived in the state for a full year before starting school. There may be other criteria too, depending on the state you and your parents currently live in.

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Notre Dame International Student Tuition

Tuition at Notre Dame is the same for all students.

International students are not eligible for federal financial aid, but may qualify for private or school-specific aid and scholarships. International students with need may be eligible for the following types of financial support at Notre Dame:

  • On-campus jobs
  • Loans from outsideNotre Dame
  • Notre Dame-specific scholarships

Notre Dame Room, Board and Other Costs

Tuition is not the only cost of attending college;room and board, books, transportation and fees are also costs it consider when estimating the cost of attendance for college. Let's take a look at what impacts these costs, and what to expect at Notre Dame.

House and Food Costs at Notre Dame

Housing and campus dining at Notre Dame costs $15,984 a year. This number covers the cost of living in dorms or other on-campus housing, and a meal plan that allows you to eat in the school dining halls.

Board costs can depend on the numnber of meals you intend to eat on-campus

Cost of Books at Notre Dame

The cost of books often surprises first-year college students. The actual cost of books depends on the courses you take and the textbooks, computer programs, or other materials are required.. To save money, many students choose to use books from the library or buy books from students who have already taken the course.

Yearly Fees

The majority of colleges also have fees to offsets cost associated with maintaining facilties, like the computer labs and libraries, athletic facilities, and more. Full-time undergrads at Notre Dame pay $507 in fees each academic year.

Keep in mind, there could also be additional fees associated with participating in special activities, like joining a fraternity or sorority, or participating in sports or other extracurriculars. Many schools have resources for students with financial need to get help covering these costs.

Transportation costs

The total cost of getting around in college can really vary. Will you drive, fly, or take public transportation to school?. Will you need to pay to park on-campus? Is the campus easy to get around on foot? Do you plan to bring a car or are you planning to use busses, subways, or other modes of transportation? All of these factors can make a big difference in your transportation budget. At Notre Dame, freshman are not allowed to park on campus.

Where are a college is located can also have a big effect on the amount you'll have to spend just to get around. Small, rural schools may be easier to get around, but the cost of getting to campus may be higher. On the flip side, transportation in a city can be costly, but there may be more buses, trains and low-cost flight options to actually get to school. University of Notre Dameis in a suburban setting in Indiana.

Personal Expenses and Other Costs

When estimating your budget for college, don’t forget to consider the cost of things like movies, takeouts, furniture or appliances for your dorm or housing, and essentials like laundry detergent, toothpaste and toilet paper.

Now, let’s do a rundown of all of the costs associated with college, to get a better idea of the actual cost of attending Notre Dame.

How Much Does Notre Dame Cost?

2021 Total Tuition and Expenses
Tuition $57,192
Room and Board $15,984
Yearly Fees $507
Other expenses $1,200
Total Estimated Costs
On-Campus $76,133
Off-Campus $60,149

The breakdowns above provide a good estimate of the total cost of attendance before financial aid and scholarships. Tuition and fees may vary depending on program, course level, location, and more.

In 2021, 4,243 of the 8,874 undergrads enrolled received financial aid. Notre Dame meets 100% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates.

The average financial aid package for a full-time, first-year student is around $55,639 a year. Around 40.7% of Notre Dame undergrads take out student loans to cover any remaining costs. Notre Dame graduates who have student loans graduate with an average of $28,696 of student loan debt.

The average debt for each loan type varies.

Average Debt By Loan Type
Federal Loans $18,907
State Loans $0
Notre Dame-Specific Loans $0
Private Loans $17,083
Most Common Loans for Notre Dame Students
Federal Loans 37.7%
Private loans 26.6%

Most students take out institutional or government loans, because they tend to have lower interest rates and more flexible repayment options than private loans. Loans from the federal government can be subsidized or unsubsidized. Subsidized loans do not accrue interest during school, while unsubsidized loans begin accruing interest at the time the loan is issued. If students do no qualify for enough federal loans to cover the cost of tuition, some take out private loans. Parents can also take out ParentPLUS loans, which are government loans for parents who are helping their children pay for college.

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) helps colleges determine how much financial need students and their familes have, so they can offer a financial aid package that meets, or come close to meeting, their need. For more information on Notre Dame financial aid, keep reading, or visit their financial aid website.

Scholarships at Notre Dame

Some students may receive grants and scholarships to help pay for college. Unlike loans, scholarships and grants do not have to be paid back.

In 2021, Notre Dame awarded 4,137 need-based scholarships to students, giving away total of $188.7 million to help students with financial need cover the cost of school. An additional $24.2 million in merit-based scholarship money was awarded to students without demonstrated financial need.

Net Cost of Notre Dame

The net price of college is the actual cost of attending a school for one year. Net cost is calculated by subtracting any scholarships, grants or other aid that does not need to be paid back from the total cost. Student loans are not part of the calculation, because they need to be repaid.

Now that we have a sense of the total estimated costs for Notre Dame students, we can subtract the average financial aid package to find the estimated net cost. Net cost can vary depending on a students’ need and the financial aid award received.

When considering whether a school fits your budget, it is important to consider the estimated net cost, not just the sticker price of tuition. Often, schools with the highest tuition also offer the most generous aid packages, so estimate your net cost before eliminating a school because it does fit your budget.

The average amount of financial aid received by a full-time first year student with demonstrated need at Notre Dame was $55,639 in 2021. By substracting the average financial aid package from the estimated costs, we get a number that may make the cost of Notre Dame seem more manageable.

Estimated Net Cost for Full-Time Students
On-Campus $20,494
Off-Campus $4,510

What will attending Notre Dame really cost you? The answer depends on several factors.

As of 2011, colleges are required to have a net price calculator on their website to help prospective students and their families get a better idea of the actual cost of attending that school, based on their financial situation. You can find the Notre Dame's net cost calculator on their website.

Notre Dame Tuition Payment Plans

Some students choose to use payment plans to make the cost of tuition fit more comfortably in their budget.

Notre Dame does not have guaranteed tuition.

A Prepaid Tuition Plan is not available for Notre Dame students.

Notre Dame offers an Installment Payment Plan, which allows students to pay tuition in a series of smaller chunks instead of one lump sum.

Does Notre Dame Offer Tuition Waivers?

Schools sometimes waiver tuition for certain groups, to reduce the total cost of attendance. Some colleges offer tuition waivers for employees and their family members, underrepresented students, or military students. Even with a tuition waiver, students are usually responsible for housing, meal plans, and other expenses.

Notre Dame has some full or partial tuition waivers available for: - Employees or Children of Employees

Check the financial aid website for more information on payment plans and tuition waivers.

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Notre Dame Tuition & Fees

Tuition & Fees

$74,933

In State

$74,933

Out-of-State
Cost Breakdown
In State
Out-of-State
State Tuition
$57,192
$57,192
Fees
$507
$507
Housing
$15,984
$15,984
Books
$1,250
$1,250

Notre Dame Financial Aid

Students Who Receive Need-Based Aid

47%

Average Financial Aid Package

$55,556

© 2021 College Confidential / Concentrical LLC, Data provided by IPEDs and Peterson's Databases, © 2020 Peterson's LLC.

Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

12,809

Campus Setting

Suburban

Acceptance Rate

19%

Tuition and Fees

In State

$57,699

Out-of-State

$57,699

Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

Jan 1
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