Invest In Your Future
Notre Dame is committed to assisting students and parents in making a high quality Catholic education affordable. In keeping with our Catholic Holy Cross mission, we aim to make a Notre Dame a diverse, inclusive learning community. We encourage you to review the information here and contact us if you have any questions or need additional guidance regarding your options. Our goal is to make planning for your educational expenses as easy as possible.
Tuition for this year is $16,400. In addition to tuition, each student is charged a $300 activity fee and $400 e-textbook fee. Notre Dame families should know that the actual cost of a Notre Dame education is $18,676. Through the generosity of parents, alumni and donors who believe in the mission, value, and outcome of a Notre Dame education, each student receives a school grant of $2,276 resulting in a tuition that is less than the actual cost to educate. As a school community, we remain grateful for the gifts that enable us to advance the mission of a Notre Dame education for all students.
Thanks to the generosity of loyal alumni and donors who value the Notre Dame experience and the importance of Brotherhood, Notre Dame is able to offer a variety of resources to help make an ND education possible including Merit Scholarships, Need-Based Grants, and payment plans. Families requesting tuition assistance are required to complete a new application for Tuition Assistance every year. The Financial Aid Committee meets annually to distribute scholarships and grants before Course Registration for the following academic year. Students receiving an award are required to return the Award Acknowledgement letter to formally accept the award. Entering freshmen are awarded tuition assistance upon admission.
Questions about tuition or financial aid? Contact Mr. Pasquale G. Izzo ‘00, Director of Enrollment Management at 203-937-3230 or Mrs. Rachel Blessing, Business Manager at 203-937-3217
Need-Based Tuition Grants
In the 2020-21 academic year, Notre Dame awarded over $1.8 million in tuition assistance for families with demonstrated financial need. Depending upon the total demonstrated need from families presented to the Financial Aid Committee each year, tuition assistance grants typically average $6,750. Therefore, the average net tuition is approximately $9,650.
Each year, Notre Dame offers 10 academic scholarships to the incoming freshmen class. The top two students are awarded $5,000 each ($20,000 over 4 years at ND), while the next eight students are awarded $4,000 each ($16,000 over 4 years at ND). Awards are renewed annually, provided the student maintains a healthy academic and discipline record.
Tuition Payment Plans Through Smart Tuition
Notre Dame will offer several tuition payment plans to help families plan financially for their tuition expense. We have partnered with Smart Tuition to offer these plans and have enclosed more information for your review. Of note, you may choose to receive a monthly invoice or set up recurring automatic payments from your bank account or credit card(Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express). Other features from Smart Tuition include:
Access your account online
Review account history, transaction details, and print monthly invoices
Edit your contact information, password, and payment method
Make a payment or set up recurring payments
Receive payment and follow up reminders
For recurring payments, a reminder is emailed 7-10 days before the due date
For missed payments and outstanding balances, you will receive an email and phone call
Speak with a customer service representative
Families can access their accounts to check balances and make payments 24/7
Spanish speaking representatives are available
Call toll-free to make payments at (888) 868-8828