Catholic education is an investment.
Tuition Rates for 2019-20
Notre Dame Preparatory School (9-12) $16,451
Notre Dame Middle School (6-8) $14,722
Notre Dame Lower School (PreK-5) $11,446
Catholic education is an investment for every one of our families. At Notre Dame, we often hear from parents of alumni how well prepared their sons and daughters were for college, and they tell us about the exceptional value they received compared to other schools. The Board of Trustees and the administration are committed to sound fiscal management so that we maintain that standard of excellence and, at the same time, set the cost of tuition reasonably and with great care each year.
The Board of Trustees announces tuition for the following school year in mid-January.
We aspire to provide every family the opportunity to attend Notre Dame regardless of their ability to afford it. While we cannot meet every family’s demonstrated financial need, we are proud to award 700 scholarships and grants for academic merit and financial need totaling $1.5 million on average each year. The Financial Aid Committee follows best practices from around the country to ensure we are maximizing the impact of available funds.
Alumni and friends contribute to our financial aid program through annual and endowed gifts.
Contact the Office of Enrollment Management for a list of available scholarships and grants.
Applying for Financial Aid
Complete the FAST online application and submit the required documents by the deadline below. You may apply for aid after the deadline, but we cannot guarantee the availability of funds.
Returning Families Oct. 1 – Nov. 30
Prospective Families Dec. l – Jan. 31
Financial Aid Awards
In most cases, financial aid awards are posted to student accounts on September 1. Because of the limited nature of NDPMA’s financial aid budget, the typical financial aid award for a student ranges from $1,000 to $5,000. While larger amounts–as much as half tuition–are awarded, these are reserved for students with significant need and great academic promise.
· The student is in Grade 8 at a Catholic school or Walton Charter Academy.
· The student has earned a composite score at or above the 95th percentile on the HSPT.
· The student has completed the admission process for Notre Dame Prep before Jan. 17, 2020.
· The student has an exceptional academic history, as well as a record of service, citizenship and leadership in his/her school, community, and/or parish.
The Founder’s Award is valued at 33 percent of the cost of tuition for the freshman year. A renewed* award would be valued at 25 percent of the cost of tuition for the sophomore, junior and senior years.
* Requirements for Lyon, Marist and Founder’s Award Scholarship Renewal:
In order for a student to renew a Lyon, Marist or Founder’s Award scholarship, he/she must post a 3.85 cumulative grade point average by the end of the school year. (If a student’s GPA falls below the standard, the scholarship will not renew and no longer will be available to the student.) Founder’s Award scholarship recipients also must write an annual reflection about their development as Christians, citizens and scholars inspired by the Marist charism.
Note: An incoming freshman student may not earn more than one academic merit, arts or diversity scholarship.
Note: Merit-based and diversity scholarship awards for NDP applicants will be included in the student acceptance letter. Fine and performing arts scholarship recipients will be notified via e-mail prior to course selection events. Scholars Day winners will be notified via e-mail the week after the event. All scholarship awards are posted to student accounts on September 1.
Notre Dame Multiple-Child Discount: Families with multiple children enrolled at Notre Dame are eligible for discounts on tuition. The multiple child discounts are as follows: 5% off tuition for the second student, 10% off for the third, 100% off for the fourth, fifth, etc.
Notre Dame Alumni Awards: The children of Notre Dame Preparatory School, Notre Dame High School (Harper Woods), Oakland Catholic and Pontiac Catholic alumni are eligible for yearly discounts in tuition at Notre Dame Schools. The Alumni Award is $1,000 for the first student and is prorated for additional students. Alumni awards cannot be combined with other merit, academic or financial aid awards.