University of Notre Dame
Notre Dame, IN, USA

Tuition, Cost & Aid

Affordability and Cost

Average Net Price Average net price for full-time, first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates paying the in-state or in-district tuition rate who were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution. Other sources of grant aid are excluded. Aid awarded anytime during the full aid year is included.

Average net price is generated by subtracting the average amount of federal, state or local government, or institutional grant and scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. Total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees (lower of in-district or in-state), books and supplies and the weighted average room and board and other expenses.
$30,536
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Average Net Price By Family Income
Income
Average Amount
< $30k
$8,838
$30k - $48k
$13,451
$48k - $75k
$13,979
$75k - $110k
$21,732
$110k+
$41,625
Tuition
In-State Tuition In-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who meet the state's or institution's residency requirements. In-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students residing in the locality in which they attend school and may be a lower rate than in-state tuition if offered by the institution.
$57,699
Out-of-State Tuition Out-of-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who do not meet the state’s or institution’s residency requirements. Out-of-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students not residing in the locality in which they attend school.
$57,699
Additional Costs
Room and Board The weighted average for room and board and other expenses is generated as follows:
  • (amount for on-campus room, board and other expenses * # of students living on-campus.
  • + amount for off-campus (with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus with family
  • + amount for off-campus (not with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus not with family)
divided by the total # of students. Students whose living arrangements are unknown are excluded from the calculation. For some institutions the # of students by living arrangement will be known, but dollar amounts will not be known. In this case the # of students with no corresponding dollar amount will be excluded from the denominator.
$15,984
Books and Supplies
$1,250
Tuition Payment Plan
Yes
Financial Aid: visit page
Financial Aid Email: [email protected]

Aid & Grants

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100
100%
Need Met
Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid. Federal gift aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
11%
Average Aid Per Year
$39,153
Students Receiving Grants Percent of undergraduate students awarded grant aid. Grant aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
11%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$5,766
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
$38,004
Students receiving state aid
1%
Average State Grant Aid Per Year
$6,580
Students receiving federal aid
10%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$5,766
Average Grant & Scholarship By Family Income
Income
Average Amount
< $30k
$56,788
$30k - $48k
$56,906
$48k - $75k
$52,773
$75k - $110k
$47,713
$110k+
$24,754
Total Needs Based Scholarships/Grants Total amount of grant or scholarship aid awarded to all undergraduates from the federal government, state/local government, the institution, and other sources known to the institution.
$773,994
Total Non-Need-Based Scholarships/Grants
$37,425,410

Student Loans

Students Borrowing Loans Loans to students - Any monies that must be repaid to the lending institution for which the student is the designated borrower. Includes all Title IV subsidized and unsubsidized loans and all institutionally- and privately-sponsored loans. Does not include PLUS and other loans made directly to parents.
33%
Average Loan Amount Per Year
$6,674
Students receiving federal loans
30%
Average Federal Loans Per Year
$4,180
Average Other Loans Per Year
$6,670
Average Debt at Graduation The median federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated. This figure includes only federal loans; it excludes private student loans and Parent PLUS loans.
$19,000
Loan Default Rate
1%
US National: 7%
Median Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 5.05% interest rate.
$197

What Students Are Saying

4.48 Average Rating
Notre Dame is an incredibly expensive school. That being said, they are committed to meeting 100% of every student's demonstrated financial need, and admission is need-blind. Even if you're in a situation where you'll have to pay full price, though, I recommend doing it. There are advantages for students here, particularly the alumni network, that don't exist in many other places. Additionally, Notre Dame puts a lot of effort into making sure that you can graduate in four years if you want to, so you don't have to worry about paying for a fifth year to finish a bachelor's degree.
Marcus from WI
You'll get a great education, make lifelong friends, create amazing experiences, and grow in every way possible. Mind, body, soul is the motto.
Crystal from Grand Prairie, TX
It is defintely not a cheap school but you get what you pay for. There are so many opportunities to become involved in the school and the community and there are so many resources to help you if you ever fall behind.
Kayla from Jonesboro, GA
Financial Aid at Notre Dame is great. Very very few merit scholarships are given out, which to some seems ridiculous, but I like it. At other universities, if the richest kid is also the smartest kid, they will get more money, but here, if you get in, they meet your demonstrated financial need, which helps make the Notre Dame dream true for more of us, but it can still be very expensive for some.
Karyn from MO
I must admit that Notre Dame is expensive, but you really do get what you pay for.
Erica from Longwood, FL
Notre Dame is crazy expensive, but if you can pay for it without going in to too much debt, you won't regret it. The education you will receive is excellent, the alumni network will be an advocate for you on the job market for the rest of your life, and the people you will meet at ND are simply amazing. Not to mention the spirituality boost you may or may not receive. It simply cannot be beat.
Kathryn from Palatine, IL
The financial aid is very helpful (but is limited). Other than that, hell yes this place is worth the money.
Benjamin from Temple City, CA
You'll be a part of Notre Dame your whole life.
Therese
Considering the about $50,000/year price tag (and the low financial aid for anyone who has parents who make over $100,000 annually), I can't make myself giving five out of five stars here.

HOWEVER, when you graduate you are practically *guaranteed* great connections from the ND family that will get you where you want, whether it's a job, graduate school, volunteering, or nearly anything else you want to do with your life.

So in the end, I think the big bucks you pay for the university are worth it...
Lindsay from Downers Grove, IL
Tuition is certainly not cheap, but the quality of the school makes the cost worth it. However, the school's large endowment allows them to provide a lot of financial aid most of the time, as well as provide resources to find financial support externally.
Athena from DC