Tuition and Financial Aid
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. We offer merit-based scholarships and need-based financial aid to make the investment in a private education manageable.
Tuition Rates for 2020-21
Notre Dame Preparatory School (9-12) $17,324
Notre Dame Middle School (6-8) $15,419
Notre Dame Lower School (Pre-K - 5) $11,988
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 Academic Awards
Notre Dame offers the following academic merit awards to qualified students. These awards are eligible only to students who take the High School Placement Test (HSPT) in November or December of the eighth grade year. Students need not apply for these awards.
Please note: An incoming freshman may not earn more than one academic merit, arts or diversity scholarship, or alumni award. 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 email. All scholarship 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.