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University of Notre Dame

Notre Dame, IN 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate13%
Acceptance Rate13%

Notre Dame Tuition Information

In 2022, tuition for full-time Notre Dame students was $62,186 a year.

Tuition increased 3.13% in 2023–from $60,301 the previous year. Usually, college tuition goes up about 3% every year.

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 more manageable until you've finishing school and found a job.

University of Notre Dame meets 100% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates. First-year students that attend University of Notre Dame full-time are awarded $60,694 a year in financial aid, on average.

Students in the class of 2023 who had taken out student loans graduated with an average of $28,625 of debt.

In-state vs. Out-of-state Tuition at University of Notre Dame

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

Public colleges and universities receive funding from the state government. Public insitutions often offer reduced tuition for students who are residents of that state.

Choosing an insitution where you are eligible for the reduced tuition offered to state residentscan drastically reduce the total cost of attending college. Don't forget to verify your state's criteria for as an in-state resident. Each state has different requirements to qualify as in-state resident. Most states require students to have resided in the state for a certain period of time before qualifying. There may be additional requirements too, depending on the state you and your parents currently reside in.

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Is University of Notre Dame's Tuition Different for International Students?

University of Notre Dame has the same tuition for international students as for those from out of state.

Students from outside of the U.S. are not eligible for loans or grants from the U.S. government, but may be eligible for private or University of Notre Dame-specific grants, scholarships, and other funding opportunities. International students with need may qualify for the following types of financial support at University of Notre Dame:

•On-campus jobs •Loans from outsideUniversity of Notre Dame •University of Notre Dame-specific scholarships

International students without financial need may be eligible for merit-based institutional scholarships and athletic awards.


University of Notre Dame Living Expenses, Fees, and More


In addition to tuition, room and board, books, transportation and fees are also costs it consider when budgeting for college. Let's take a look at what impacts these costs, and what to expect at University of Notre Dame.

Room and Board Costs at University of Notre Dame

Housing and campus dining at University of Notre Dame costs $17,378 a year. This number covers the cost of living in dorms or other on-campus housing, plus a dining plan that allows you to eat all or some of your meals the school dining facilities.

Board costs may vary depending on the number of meals you intend to eat on-campus

How Much Do Books Cost at University of Notre Dame?

First-year students are sometimes surprised by how much books and supplies cost–and not in a good way. The actual cost of books and supplies depends on the courses you take and what kinds of books and materials they require. To save money, many students choose to use books from the library or buy books from students who have already taken the course.

Annual Fees

Most schools charge some yearly fees to help cover the cost of facilties, like the library, gym and computer labs.

Keep in mind, there could also be additional fees associated with participating in certain activities, like joining a fraternity or sorority, or playing on an intramural sports team. Many schools offer resources for students with financial need to find ways to lower or eliminate these fees.

The Cost of Transportation at University of Notre Dame

The cost of getting around in college depends on a few key factors. Will you drive, fly, or take public transportation 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 plan to bring a car or are you planning to use public transportation? All of these factors can drastically impact your transportation budget. At University of Notre Dame, freshman are not allowed to park on campus.

Where are a college is located can also have a big effect on your transportation budget. 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 an urban area may be pricey, but there may be more buses, trains and low-cost flight options to actually get to school. University of Notre Dameis located in a suburb in Indiana, not far from Chicago.

Other Costs

When you're planning for college, don’t forget to leave some room in your budget for the cost of things like entertainment, clothes, furnishings and toiletries.


Total Tuition and Expenses at University of Notre Dame


Now, let’s go over all of the costs we've covered, to get a better estimate of the actual cost of attending University of Notre Dame.

How Much Does University of Notre Dame Cost?

What will the cost of attending University of Notre Dame be? Here is a breakdown of tuition and expenses.

2023 Total Tuition and Expenses
Tuition $62,186
Room and Board $17,378
Other expenses $1,200

The total estimated cost will vary depending on whether you are going to live on-campus or off-campus.

Total Estimated Costs
On-Campus $81,271
Off-Campus $63,893

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.


Financial Aid at University of Notre Dame


In 2023, 4,147 of the 8,983 undergrads enrolled received financial aid. University of 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 $60,694 a year. Around 36.3% of University of Notre Dame undergrads take out student loans to cover any remaining costs. University of Notre Dame graduates who have student loans graduate with an average of $28,625 of student loan debt.

The average debt for each loan type varies.

Average Debt By Loan Type
Federal Loans $18,246
Private Loans $21,683
Most Common Loans for University of Notre Dame Students
Federal Loans 33.6%
Private loans 19.7%

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 University of Notre Dame financial aid, keep reading, or visit their financial aid website.

Scholarships at University of 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 2023, University of Notre Dame awarded 4,119 need-based scholarships to students, giving away total of $215.8 million to help students with financial need cover the cost of school. An additional $29.09 million in merit-based scholarship money was awarded to students without demonstrated financial need.

University of Notre Dame Net Cost

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 University of 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 University of Notre Dame was $60,694 in 2023. By substracting the average financial aid package from the estimated costs, we get a number that may make the cost of University of Notre Dame seem more manageable.

Estimated Net Cost for Full-Time Students
On-Campus $20,577
Off-Campus $3,199

What will attending University of 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 University of Notre Dame's net cost calculator on their website.

University of Notre Dame Tuition Payment Plans

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.

Notre Dame Tuition Waivers

Schools sometimes waiver tuition for certain groups, to make attending more affordable. Some schools offer tuition waivers for faculty, staff, and their families , underrepresented students, or military students. Even with a tuition 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.

University of Notre Dame's Endowment

An endowment is the total value of a school's investments, donations, and assets. Endowment is not necessarily an indicator of the quality of a school, but it can give you a sense of how much money a college can afford to invest in expanding programs, improving facilities, and supporting students.

University of Notre Dame's endowment was valued at $21.1 million in 2023, compared to a national average of $905 million.


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Notre Dame Tuition & Fees

Tuition & Fees

$80,071

In State

$80,071

Out-of-State
Cost Breakdown
In State
Out-of-State
State Tuition
$62,186
$62,186
Fees
$507
$507
Housing
$17,378
$17,378
Books
Unknown
Unknown

Notre Dame Financial Aid

Students Who Receive Need-Based Aid

46%

Average Financial Aid Package

$61,164

Data Source: IPEDs and Peterson's Databases © 2022 Peterson's LLC All rights reserved

Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

13,105

Campus Setting

Suburban

Acceptance Rate

13%

Tuition and Fees

In State

$62,693

Out-of-State

$62,693

Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

Jan 1
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