In 2022, tuition for full-time students at University of Notre Dame was $60,301 a year.
Tuition increased 3.37% in 2022–from $58,336 the prior year. On average, college tuition goes up about 3% every year.
Remember, the advertized cost of tuition doesn't always give you enough information to determine the actual cost of attending any given college. Many students pay way less than the sticker price after grants, scholarships, and tuition discounts are awarded. And, student loans can make thecost of college feel more doable until you're done with college.
University of Notre Dame is a private, religious institution, so it has the same tuition for residents of 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 college where you are eligible for the reduced tuition offered to state residentscan drastically reduce the overall cost of college. Be sure to check your state's eligibility criteria for in-state residency. 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 additional requirements as well, depending on where you live.
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Notre Dame has the same tuition for international students as for those from out of state.
International students are not eligible for federal financial aid, but should research private or Notre Dame-specific aid and scholarships. International students who demonstrate financial need may qualify for the following types of financial support at Notre Dame:
•On-campus jobs •Loans from outsideNotre Dame •Notre Dame-specific scholarships
In addition to the cost of tuition, 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.
Housing and campus dining at Notre Dame costs $16,710 a year. This includes the cost of living in dorms or other on-campus housing, and a dining plan that enables you to eat all or some of your meals the Notre Dame's on-campus cafeterias and dining halls.
Board costs can depend on how many meals are included in the plan you choose.
First-year students are sometimes surprised by how much books and supplies cost–and not in a good way. 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 used textbooks and materials.
Most schools charge some yearly fees to offsets cost associated with maintaining facilties, like the library, gym and computer labs.
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 find ways to lower or eliminate these costs.
The total cost of getting around in college depends on a few key factors. Will you take a subway, car or an airplane to get to school? Is on-campus parking free, or will you need to budget for parking? Is the campus easy to get around on foot? Do you own a car, or will you need to use busses, subways, or other modes of transportation? All of these factors can make a big difference in your estimated cost of transportation. Keeping in mind, first-year students are not allowed to park a car on campus.
Where are a college is located can also have a big effect on transportation costs. Small, rural schools may be easier to get around, but the cost of getting to campus may be higher. On the flip side, getting around in a city may be expensive, but there may be more trains, busses and affordable flights to actually get to school. The University of Notre Dame campus is in a suburban setting in Indiana, not far from Chicago.
When budgeting for college, don’t forget to leave some room in your budget for the cost of things like going out to eat or see shows, furnishing your living space, and things like haircuts, clothes and, yes, even toilet paper and shampoo.
Now, let’s go over all of the costs we've covered, to get a better idea of what is really costs to go to Notre Dame.
What will the cost of attending Notre Dame be? Here is a breakdown of tuition and expenses.
|2022 Total Tuition and Expenses|
|Room and Board||$16,710|
The total estimated cost will vary depending on whether you are going to live on-campus or off-campus.
|Total Estimated Costs|
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 2022, 4,263 of the 8,973 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 $59,110 a year. Around 41.5% 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 $29,092 of student loan debt.
The average debt for each loan type varies.
|Average Debt By Loan Type|
|Most Common Loans for Notre Dame Students|
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.
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 2022, Notre Dame awarded 4,223 need-based scholarships to students, giving away total of $201.1 million to help students with financial need cover the cost of school. An additional $25.45 million in merit-based scholarship money was awarded to students without demonstrated financial need.
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 $59,110 in 2022. 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|
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 understand 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.
Some students choose to use payment plans to make the cost of tuition fit more comfortably in their budget.
Students cannot pay tuition in installments. Contact the financial aid office to verify this and discuss options.
Schools sometimes waiver tuition for certain groups, to make attending more affordable. Some colleges offer tuition waivers for employees and their family members, underrepresented students, or military students. Even if you qualify for a waiver, students are usually responsible for housing, meal plans, and other expenses.
Check the financial aid website for more information on payment plans and tuition waivers.
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