Tuition, Financial Aid & Scholarships
Catholic education is an investment.
We understand that Catholic education is an investment for our families. Providing students access to a world-class educational experience at Notre Dame, regardless of financial means, is a priority for us no matter the circumstances. We offer need-based financial aid to make the investment in a private education manageable. We look forward to helping you through this process.
Tuition Rates for 2021-22
Notre Dame Preparatory School (9-12) $17,789
Notre Dame Middle School (6-8) $15,920
Notre Dame Lower School (Pre-K - 5) $12,378
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.
Need-Based Financial Aid
We aspire to provide every family the opportunity to attend Notre Dame regardless of its financial background. Enrolling talented, bright and capable students from a variety of experiences and backgrounds is core to Notre Dame's mission, "With God, we form Christian people, upright citizens and academic scholars."
Notre Dame Prep Merit Scholarships
The five scholarship categories are detailed below. Multiple winners, finalists, and honorable mentions will be named for each category; winners will earn a $5,000 scholarship for the freshman year. (The Academic Scholarship Award is renewable at $3,000 for the sophomore, junior and senior years, based on maintaining a 3.85 GPA.) Finalists will be awarded $2,500 scholarships for the freshman year, and honorable mention applicants will receive $1,000 for the freshman year. An incoming freshman may apply for just one merit scholarship.
Applicants to Notre Dame Prep will submit their scholarship essay and email requests for letters of recommendation through the application checklist. All items must be submitted by the Dec. 18 admission and scholarship deadlines.
Please note: A merit scholarship may not be combined with an alumni award. All awards are posted to student accounts on Sept. 1.
Without financial aid, Notre Dame Prep would have never been an option, and my sister and I are both grateful for the opportunities financial assistance gave us.”
-- Evan Brown NDP ’09
Notre Dame utilizes FAST to determine individual financial need. Families submit financial information such as tax returns, W-2’s and pay stubs directly to FAST. Then, based on the information provided to FAST, the family’s ability to contribute to the cost of education is determined.