Welcome to the Net Price Calculator for the University of Notre Dame. We are pleased that you are considering Notre Dame among your undergraduate college choices. A Notre Dame education is an incredibly valuable investment -- and not simply because of the quality, rigor, and access of the education you will receive. At Notre Dame you will have the opportunity for self-discovery and global-awareness which will prepare you to thrive in a changing world.

This tool is intended to give you an understanding of what you may pay, but please understand that this is an estimate and not an "official" offer of financial aid; the results are only as accurate as the information you provide. Additionally, some items such as depreciation and losses may be viewed differently at the University of Notre Dame for the determination of University scholarship than the government allows for tax purposes and federal aid. The tool will provide you with a starting point for understanding how Notre Dame's current financial aid policies apply to you. Regardless of what your estimated results are, please know that if you want to attend Notre Dame, we want to work with you to identify financing options which would make it possible.

The need-based scholarship estimate you will receive from our Net Price Calculator will not include consideration of your academic and leadership achievements in high school as our evaluation is individualized and holistic in approach. Accepted students who demonstrate financial need will be considered for additional scholarship assistance. Each year Notre Dame commits over $2.5 million in need-based academic scholarships to supplement the $27 million offered in need-based scholarships to our first-year students. In addition, over $1.8 million in merit scholarships are awarded to a limited number of first-time incoming freshman, who demonstrate exceptional accomplishment, leadership, commitment to service, and intellectual promise.

This calculator may also be helpful for younger students and their families to estimate college costs and assist in planning for future educational expenses.

When you are ready to begin, you can sign in with your College Board user name and password or use the calculator as a guest. The advantage of signing in is that the information you enter will be saved in your College Board account. Your information and results will not be retained or transmitted to Notre Dame.

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    How does it work? The calculator measures the financial strength of your family and uses other facts you provide to estimate the amount of grants, scholarships and other financial aid that is likely to be available to you. Your "net price" is the difference between that amount and the cost of attendance.

This calculator is designed to give you an early indication of how much and what types of financial aid you might qualify for as a first-time freshmen attending school full-time. It assumes that you are a U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen living in the United States and completing a U.S. Federal tax return, and that you will complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Undocumented students will receive consideration for need-based financial assistance from the University of Notre Dame, based on evaluation of their CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE in accordance with our institutional policies, however, this calulator is not designed to accomodate such estimations at this time.

As you use the calculator please remember:

  • This is not an application for admission or financial aid.
  • The cost of attendance, estimated family contribution, and estimated financial aid eligibility are based on Notre Dame's financial aid policies for the 2013/2014 academic year. These policies are subject to change and could affect your "net price" and financial aid eligibility at the time of admission.
  • Because colleges have different resources and financial aid policies, your "net price" will vary from institution to institution.
  • Information will not be retained by or transmitted to the University of Notre Dame.

Students Already Attending Notre Dame

The calculator is provided to give prospective students an “estimate” of what their family contribution might be if they were to attend Notre Dame. It is not intended to be used by returning students to determine their eligibility for need-based aid. If returning students have questions regarding their financial aid awards they should contact the Office of Financial Aid directly.

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