Notre Dame awards a number of academic scholarships based on entrance exam performance and prior school records. Scholarship consideration is given to students who list Notre Dame as their first or second choice. There is no separate exam for those who seek scholarships. Notification of a scholarship award is included in the student’s acceptance letter.
NEED-BASED FINANCIAL AID
Notre Dame works with families to help make a Notre Dame education affordable. Through the generosity of benefactors, alumnae and friends, we are committed to making a Notre Dame education a reality for families who demonstrate financial need.
Notre Dame partners with FACTS Grant and Aid Assessment to process all financial aid applications. Applications are accepted only online.Apply for ND Financial Aid
FINANCIAL AID APPLICATION DEADLINES FOR THE CLASS OF 2028
We encourage families of prospective students of the Class of 2028 who plan to apply for financial aid to do so in the first application period.
FIRST APPLICATION PERIOD
October 30, 2023 to November 30, 2023
FACTS financial aid application portal open for prospective students (notification approximately one week after acceptance letters are sent in January).
SECOND APPLICATION PERIOD
February 12, 2024 to March 18, 2024
FACTS financial aid application portal open for admitted students (notification by late April).
Scholarship and Tuition Assistance From Outside Sources:
Inner City Scholarship Fund “Be A Student’s Friend” and “High School Award” Programs
These two outstanding programs, administered by the Archdiocese of New York, assist students from archdiocesan elementary schools. Both of these programs are accepted by Notre Dame, and normally continue through all four years of high school.
The Inner-City Scholarship Fund offers a variety of tuition assistance to help offset the cost of Catholic school tuition. Scholarship awards are needs based and must be renewed each year of high school. For further information, please visit their website: https://www.innercityscholarshipfund.org/scholarships/overview/
Columbus Citizens Foundation
This scholarship is administered through the Columbus Citizens Foundation which is committed to fostering an appreciation of Italian-American heritage and achievement. Four-year scholarships are available to students entering their freshman year of high school that meet the following criteria: Italian ancestry, financial need, academic excellence, service to school and community. The deadline is mid-February. Visit their website for more information and to download an application: www.ColumbusCitizensFD.org
TUITION AND FEES FOR 2023-2024
Current Ninth Grade Fees: $1,600
*Fees are paid out during registration as well as throughout the school year