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WHEN YOU’RE A STUDENT AT THE UNIVERSITY OF NOTRE DAME, YOU EMBARK ON A JOURNEY OF LIFELONG LEARNING AND GROWTH. The Notre Dame experience carries immense value for all areas of your personal, academic, and professional life. You will benefit from a spirit of self-discovery, gain priceless academic knowledge from faculty who care about your progress, and adopt a keen global awareness. Your time at Notre Dame will lead to a life that is lived with purpose. We make the financial aid process as straightforward as possible. So you can focus on what matters, and enjoy the unparalleled Notre Dame education you’ve worked so hard to earn.


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WE INVEST IN YOU

NOTRE DAME IS ONE OF SIXTY-SIX SCHOOLS IN THE NATION THAT MEET 100% OF A FAMILY’S FINANCIAL NEED, AS DEMONSTRATED THROUGH THE FREE APPLICATION FOR FEDERAL STUDENT AID (FAFSA) AND THE CSS/FINANCIAL AID PROFILE.

$

$

39,100

The average need-based scholarship awarded to incoming first-year students (2016)

136 Million

Need-based scholarships awarded to undergraduates in the 2016-2017 academic year

WE REDUCE YOUR NEED TO BORROW $

WE CAREFULLY REVIEW EVERY FAMILY’S NEED TO BORROW.

$

23,250

The average federal loan debt of Notre Dame graduates (May 2016)

3.5 Million

Awarded to 2016-2017 first-year students by Notre Dame alumni clubs to help reduce need-based borrowing

MIDDLE-INCOME FAMILIES RECEIVE FINANCIAL AID

WE OFFER FINANCIAL AID TO FAMILIES OF VARIOUS INCOME LEVELS. (SEE INCOME CHART ON PG. 4)

75 %

of students received some type of financial aid last year

Income

is only one factor we consider when offering financial aid: we review household size, number of family members in college, assets, and special circumstances


U N D E R S TA N D I N G T H E “ L A N G UAG E O F F I N A N C I A L

A I D ”

NEED-BLIND ADMISSION

DEMONSTRATED NEED

is a policy of making college admission decisions without

is determined by taking the cost of attendance

reviewing the applicant’s financial circumstances.

and subtracting the calculated family share.

E X P E C T E D F A M I L Y C O N T R I B U T I O N (E F C) OR FAMILY SHARE

MEETING FULL DEMONSTRATED NEED

is the estimated amount your family will pay toward the cost of attending college. This amount is determined on an individual basis, using information you report on the financial aid applications. The information includes the size of your family, the number of family members attending college, income, assets, and other personal circumstances.

means that Notre Dame will provide financial aid from various sources to cover your demonstrated need. This is important because if your full need is not met, your family share increases.

FINANCIAL AID is money that schools, and/or federal and state governments, give and/or loan you to help pay for college.

“WHEN YOU COME TO NOTRE DAME, IT’S A L I F E T I M E C O M M I T M E N T; YOU’RE ALWAYS PART OF THE NOTRE DAME FAMILY.” JOE BOYLE

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AVERAGE COST OF ATTENDANCE FOR 2017-2018 is the sum of tuition and fees; room and meals; and estimated costs for books, personal expenses, and transportation.

B I L L E D E XP E N SE S

$

OTHER ESTI MATED EXPENSES

51,505 1,050 $

TUITION & FEES

$

14,890 1,200 $

ROOM & MEALS

66,395 750*

$

$

S U B T O TA L O F BILLED EXPENSES

*Transportation costs vary depending on where the student lives. When determining the level of aid, we use the total costs we think a student may have—billed and unbilled. This means that your aid is based on the billed costs and the personal spending, books, and transportation estimates.

3,000

$

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SHARING THE INVESTMENT IN YOUR LIFE

There is no magical income cutoff that automatically

and family assets. To give you a sense of how we may

qualifies a family for need-based aid. Factors include, but

work with your family to fund a Notre Dame education,

are not limited to, family size, number of family members

the chart below shows how we were able to assist the

in college, cost of education leading up to college,

entering class of 2016.

PARENT INCOME RANGES

STUDENTS

MEDIAN UNIVERSITY SCHOLARSHIP*

MIDDLE RANGE OF SCHOLARSHIPS

Up to $19,999

39

$58,450

$53,400–$61,350

$20,000–$39,999

85

$54,000

$50,000–$56,200

$40,000–$59,999

94

$52,700

$47,200–$55,100

$60,000–$79,999

77

$49,300

$43,100–$54,400

$80,000–$99,999

82

$46,247

$42,100–$50,000

$100,000–$119,999

98

$42,750

$38,000–$46,600

$120,000–$139,999

80

$39,600

$31,200–$44,300

$140,000–$159,999

79

$34,300

$28,600–$40,000

$160,000–$179,999

89

$31,300

$24,700–$35,800

$180,000–$199,999

56

$27,100

$19,050–$35,350

$200,000–$249,999

118

$22,100

$11,200–$29,000

$250,000+ †

106

$15,200

$8,300–$25,000

TOTAL

1,003

$39,100

$25,200–$50,100

*The figures above include University scholarships, Federal Pell Grants, and Federal Supplemental Grants. †Most who qualify have at least two children in college.

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FUNDING YOUR FUTURE

MERIT-BASED SCHOLARSHIPS The University of Notre Dame offers a limited number of merit-based scholarships to admitted first-year domestic and international students. Recipients demonstrate exceptional accomplishment, leadership, commitment to service, and intellectual promise. Financial need is not a factor unless otherwise noted. Based on your application to the University, merit-based scholarship opportunities are offered to students by an invitation from the Enrollment Division’s Scholarship Committee. The selection process is very competitive, as roughly three percent (65 students) of enrolled first-year students receive merit aid. Visit meritscholarships.nd.edu for more information.

STUDENT EMPLOYMENT Throughout campus, you’ll find students working in labs, libraries, gyms, dining halls, and many other locations. In fact, about 40 percent of students are employed by the school each year, for ten to twelve hours per week. Students are responsible for finding a job by searching the JOBboard (financialaid.nd.edu/jobboard) or contacting departments directly to ask about opportunities.

UNIVERSITY NEED-BASED SCHOLARSHIPS The level of University assistance varies from student to student and is based on both demonstrated financial need and academic performance.

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FEDERAL DIRECT LOANS The Federal Direct Subsidized Loan program offers loans borrowed by the student. This program is referred to as “subsidized” because the student is not charged interest while enrolled in school at least half-time and during any deferment periods. Additional information about this program is available on our website. The Federal Direct Unsubsidized Loan program offers loans borrowed by the

ALUMNI CLUB SCHOLARSHIPS

student. This program is referred to as “unsubsidized” because interest

More than 140 Notre Dame Clubs offer scholarships

accrues (accumulates) while the student

from their respective geographic areas. All applicants

is enrolled in school. This loan is not

for financial aid who demonstrate financial need are

based upon demonstrated financial

considered for club scholarships.

need. Additional information about this program is available on our website.

NOTRE DAME SUBSIDIZED LOAN Although we do everything we can to reduce the need to borrow, Notre Dame Subsidized Loans are available and provide assistance to anyone with need beyond their scholarship award. The loans are interest-free during the student’s time at Notre Dame as well as during the six-month grace period following graduation. Specific details about this program are available on our website.

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HOW TO APPLY FOR FINANCIAL AID Our admissions process is need-blind for all domestic students, and applying for financial aid requires just

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FREE APPLICATION FOR FEDERAL S T U D E N T A I D (F A F S A) A T F A F S A.E D.G O V

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C S S/F I N A N C I A L A I D P R O F I L E A T C O L L E G E B O A R D.C O M

two simple steps. Our team of professionals will take it from there:

STEP

1

STEP

2

S U B M I T YO U R

COMPLETE THE

A P P L I C AT I O N F O R

FINANCIAL AID

ADMISSION

A P P L I C AT I O N S

These applications serve as the official applications for need-based financial aid at the University of Notre Dame, including University scholarship programs. Unless otherwise noted, no additional applications are required to be considered for all scholarship/grant programs that the Office of Financial Aid administers.

T WO O P T I O N S , B A S E D O N W H E N YO U S U B M I T YO U R N O T R E DA M E A D M I S S I O N A P P L I C AT I O N NOVEMBER 1, 2017 R EST R I C T I V E E A R LY A C T I O N

JA N UA RY 1, 2 0 1 8 REGUL AR DECISION

Admission application due

Admission application due

NOVEMBER 15, 2017

FEBRUARY 15, 2018

Complete the 2018-2019 Free Application for

Complete the 2018-2019 Free Application for

Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) @ FAFSA.GOV

Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) @ FAFSA.GOV

school code: 001840 (available 10/1/17)

school code: 001840 (available 10/1/17)

NOVEMBER 15, 2017

FEBRUARY 15, 2018

Complete the 2018-2019 CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE

Complete the 2018-2019 CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE

@ collegeboard.com

@ collegeboard.com

school code: 1841 (available 10/1/17)

school code: 1841 (available 10/1/17)

DECEMBER 15, 2017

MARCH 1, 2018

Complete Institutional Documentation Service

Complete Institutional Documentation Service

(IDOC) @ idoc.collegeboard.com

(IDOC) @ idoc.collegeboard.com

You will need: parent and student 2016 federal tax

You will need: parent and student 2016 federal tax

returns, parent 2016 W-2 form(s), verification worksheet,

returns, parent 2016 W-2 form(s), verification worksheet,

other documents as requested (available 10/1/17)

other documents as requested (available 10/1/17)

FEBRUARY 2018

MARCH 2018

Financial aid notifications*

Financial aid notifications*

*Dates allow for students/families to receive Financial Aid Notifications in a timely manner during the admission decision process. Financial aid applications submitted after these dates may delay financial aid notifications.

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“THE VALUE OF THIS INVESTMENT FOR MY FAMILY AND ME HAS BEEN ABSOLUTELY INCREDIBLE. THERE’S NOTHING LIKE A NOTRE DAME EDUCATION. I ALREADY FEEL THE DEVELOPMENT IN ALL ASPECTS OF MY LIFE.” , NICK TUCKER 17

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E X P L O R E O F Y O U R

E V E R Y O N E P A S S I O N S

At Notre Dame, you will have incredible opportunities. We encourage you to examine the world and the role you will play in it. We make sure you’re supported on this journey. You will work with faculty who are leading academic scholars in their fields, participate in research, see the world by studying abroad or serving communities around the globe, and become an ethical leader prepared to face the future confidently. Your undergraduate experience may last just four years, but the value of your Notre Dame education will last a lifetime.

70 80% 1/3+ WE OFFER MORE THAN

OVER

DEGREE PROGRAMS IN FIVE COLLEGES

OF NOTRE DAME STUDENTS PARTICIPATE IN SOME FORM OF SERVICE-LEARNING

UNDERGRADUATES INVOLVED IN RESEARCH

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SUCCEEDING IN CLASS IS ONE THING, BUT OUR STUDENTS STRIVE TO MAKE THE WORLD THEIR CLASSROOM. As an intern, you can put your education to work by assisting companies, governments, and organizations. At the Career Center, you’ll have the chance to prepare for your professional life with mock interviews and resume workshops. And with more than fifty study abroad programs—including Global Gateway experiences in London, Dublin, Beijing, Rome, and Jerusalem—your international options span every interest and bring you to some of the most incredible and inspiring places on the planet. It’s this kind of work and adventure that takes you beyond the classroom and leads to a profound impact on the world after graduation, whether you work domestically or abroad.

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INTERNSHIPS

75%

MORE THAN

OF OUR STUDENTS COMPLETE INTERNSHIPS DURING THEIR FOUR YEARS

INDIVIDUAL GUIDANCE AND MENTORING THROUGH THE CAREER CENTER

STUDY

MORE THAN

EMPLOYERS VISIT CAMPUS EVERY YEAR FOR RECRUITMENT

ABR OA D

#4

RANKED

20K 500

INTERNSHIPS ARE ACCESSIBLE THROUGH OUR CAREER CENTER WEBSITE (CAREERCENTER.ND.EDU)

IN THE NATION FOR UNDERGRADUATE PARTICIPATION IN STUDY ABROAD

WE’VE BEEN SENDING STUDENTS TO DIVERSE REGIONS AROUND THE WORLD FOR MORE THAN

60% 50 YEARS OVER

OF UNDERGRADUATES STUDY ABROAD

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THIS IS YOUR CALLING. COME ANSWER IT. It’s evident on our campus that students are part of a vibrant culture of academics and service. It’s no secret that our students care about their education and the world around them while they’re here. But the real proof of our value lies in where our students end up after graduating. Under the Notre Dame ethos, every student leaves our campus equipped to pursue any calling and every challenge. From engaging in groundbreaking medical research, to leading nonprofits, to starting businesses all around the world— our graduates are sought out by leading corporations and organizations.

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NOTRE DAME STUDENTS ARE SELECTED INTO TOP ACADEMIC HONOR SOCIETIES AND RECEIVE PRESTIGIOUS AWARDS, LIKE RHODES, FULBRIGHT, MARSHALL, AND TRUMAN SCHOLARSHIPS, AND FELLOWSHIPS FROM THE GOLDWATER, MELLON, AND NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATIONS. They go on to run hospitals, creative teams and global research centers, and lead businesses responsible for making people’s lives better. No matter your interests or calling, your experience at Notre Dame will pave the way to a lifelong commitment to service, fascinating academic pursuits, and endless opportunities for your career. Financial aid at the University of Notre Dame makes the future you seek not a dream, but a reality. That is our commitment to you.

CAREERCENTER.ND.EDU

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80

%

OF NOTRE DAME PRE-MED GRADUATES ARE ADMITTED T O MEDICAL SCHOOL (NEARLY TWICE THE NATIONAL AVERAGE)

NOTRE DAME GRADUATES IN

HIGH-LEVEL GOVERNMENTAL POSITIONS INCLUDE U.S. CONGRESSMEN REPRESENTING CALIFORNIA, PENNSYLVANIA, NEW YORK, AND INDIANA; AND THE U.S. AMBASSADORS TO THE MARSHALL ISLANDS AND THE VATICAN

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98

%

OF STUDENTS ARE SUCCESSFUL IN FINDING CAREER OPPORTUNITIES (JOBS, GRADUATE SCHOOL, OR VOLUNTEER WORK) WITHIN SIX MONTHS OF GRADUATING

7,000

ON-CAMPUS JOB INTERVIEWS HOSTED EACH YEAR


0

9

%

LAW SCHOOL ACCEPTANCE RATE

#1

BEST 4 AND 5 YEAR GRADUATION RATE AMONG TOP UNIVERSITIES

NOTRE DAME ALUMNI HAVE WON KEVIN FORD ’82

AN EMMY AWARD FOR CONTRIBUTIONS TO TELEVISION TECHNOLOGY C H R I S T I N A G L O R I O S O ’9 5 ’9 9 M B A

2 ALUMNI ASTRONAUTS MICHAEL GOOD ’84 ’86 M.S.

HAVE SERVED ON MULTIPLE SPACE MISSIONS

A NOBEL PRIZE IN PHYSIOLOGY OR MEDICINE ERIC WEISCHAUS ’88

A PULITZER PRIZE IN JOURNALISM

GEORGE DOHRMANN ’95

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UPPORT THAT ILL FOLLOW YO VERYWHERE

CHOOSING TO ATTEND NOTRE DAME ISN’T JUST A FOUR-YEAR DECISION. IT’S A LIFETIME DECISION.

That’s why we support every student—before you set foot on campus, while you’re here, and long after graduation. And when you do become a Notre Dame alumnus or alumna, you’ll have the strength and loyalty of one of the most celebrated and storied communities in the world, no matter where you go. Because our graduates remember their alma mater so fondly, they’re always quick to assist fellow graduates— through networking opportunities, mentoring, and serving alongside students in the community. And with more than 250 alumni clubs worldwide and more than 135,000 graduates shaping industries, nonprofits, companies, schools, and organizations around the globe (not to mention the countless parents and friends), we have one of the most extensive, generous, and satisfied alumni networks in the world. Simply put, our community only strengthens our commitment to each other, as well as to the Notre Dame ideals and values that will only deepen over time. You have an ally in every graduate you meet.


STEP 1 S UB M IT YOUR COM P L E TE ADM ISS I ON A PP L I CATI ON BY THE STATE D D E A D L I NE S

STEP 2 CO M PL E TE TH E FA FSA FO RM A ND C SS /FI NA NC I A L A I D P R O F I L E A S E A R LY A S OCTO B E R 1

WITH OVER 100 YEARS OF COMBINED EXPERIENCE, WE CAN PROVIDE THE GUIDANCE YOU ARE SEEKING. USE THE INFORMATION REQUEST FORM AVAILABLE ON OUR WEBSITE OR CALL OUR OFFICE TO SPEAK WITH A MEMBER OF OUR STAFF. EVERY INQUIRY RECEIVES OUR PERSONAL ATTENTION.


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