College is an investment, but that doesn’t mean it has to break the bank. Notre Dame College offers competitive and affordable tuition to both traditional and online students.
Notre Dame College offers discounted online tuition for eligible members of the United States Armed Forces.
Per Credit Hour Fees
|Summer 2017||Fall 2017||Spring 2018|
|Traditional undergraduate (Part-time)||$285||$560||$560|
|Non-traditional undergraduate (Online)||$460||$475||$475|
|Master of Science in Nursing||$575||$590||$590|
|RN to BSN (Online)||$310||$320||$320|
|Associates Degree (Online)||$375||$375||$375|
Don’t wait to get accepted to apply for financial aid. The sooner you begin planning to finance your education, the better. You don’t have to pay for college out-of-pocket. There are several options available to help you pay for school. For information on scholarships, grants, federal financial aid, repayment plans and low-interest loans, click here.
Payments for tuition and fees can be made in person, by mail or electronically. A payment plan option is available through the Student Accounts Office. My NDC CashNet is an online payment system that grants NDC students 24/7 access to account information. My NDC CashNet accepts electronic payment from any U.S. checking or savings account. Debit cards, American Express, Discover and MasterCard are also accepted. A 2.75 percent fee is applied to all debit or credit card transactions. Electronic checks incur no fee. Through My NDC CashNet, students may also sign up for electronic direct deposit for residual student aid funds and may also request a transcript.
Payment arrangements must be made prior to the start of each term. Tuition and fees for a given term are to be paid in full, or acceptable arrangements are to be made prior to beginning courses.
There are many options when it comes to paying for college. The federal government offers need-based grants and loans. Merit-based scholarships are offered through various community programs. If necessary, banks can provide private loans for students. Additionally, some employers offer reimbursement for tuition costs. The first step to meeting education cost needs is to fill out a FAFSA.
The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) determines eligibility for government grants and loans. The application process can take some time. It is crucial that FAFSA forms are filled prior to the priority deadline; funds may no longer be available if you wait to apply. Unless you are considered an independent student, you will need to submit your parents’ tax information as well as your own. For information on what constitutes an independent student, click here.
Scholarships, Grants and Repayment Plans
Scholarships and grants are financial aid awards that students don’t have to pay back. Private banking institutions, local, state and federal governments may offer financial assistance in the form of scholarships, grants and repayment plans. Often, incentive plans are available for those pursing a high-demand career, such as teaching or nursing. NDC’s Financial Aid office can supply you with information on current outside scholarships, and the U.S. Department of Labor has created a search tool to help students find and apply for additional scholarships.
The federal government offers the following grants:
Federal Pell Grant: Available to all undergraduate students.
Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG): Offered to undergraduate students with exceptional financial need.
Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant: Offered to students in eligible programs, including undergraduate and graduate studies. In exchange, students sign an agreement to serve. If you do not adhere to the terms and conditions, you must repay any funds acquired through the program.
Loans are money that you have to repay with interest. Students and their parents are often eligible for low-interest loans with favorable terms. Loans available to NDC online students include:
- Federal Perkins Loan Program: Low-interest (5 percent) loan for undergraduate students with financial need.
- Federal Direct Subsidized Stafford Loan or Federal Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loan: Low interest loans are available for both degree seeking undergraduate and graduate students.
- Federal PLUS Loan: Parent loans for dependent undergraduate students (PLUS) loans allow parents to fund the cost of their student’s education.
- Private loans: Many banking institutions provide educational loans outside of the federal loan programs to credit-worthy students or students with a co-signer. Please refer to our list of alternative loan lenders used by our students. You must contact the bank directly.
You’ve served our country—now let us help you earn your education. Financial aid options are available to active duty military, veterans and their families. Learn how to make the most of your GI benefits with our military benefits tool. You can compare and contrast your options. As a participant in the Yellow Ribbon Program, Notre Dame College also offers online tuition discounts to members of the military.
If currently employed, your employer may offer tuition assistance. Speak with your human resources manager to see what options are available. Read more about employer reimbursement.