Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 67.28
Liaison Geory Kurtzhals
Submission Date Jan. 4, 2022

STARS v2.2

University of Notre Dame
PA-8: Affordability and Access

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.52 / 4.00 Geory Kurtzhals
Sr. Director
Office of Sustainability
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Percentage of need met, on average, for students who were awarded any need-based aid :

Percentage of students graduating without student loan debt:

Percentage of entering students that are low-income:

Graduation/success rate for low-income students:

A brief description of notable policies or programs to make the institution accessible and affordable to low-income students:

Notre Dame is committed to meeting the full demonstrated financial need of a student through our need-based aid program. Nearly half of the undergraduates receive at least one source of need-based aid (scholarship, grant, loan, and/or work). Approximately 69 percent of all undergraduate students receive some form of financial aid.

All students who complete the financial aid process are automatically considered for all University scholarship programs. The University is committed to offering financial aid designed to meet the financial need of all undergraduate applicants for financial aid. The level of University assistance is based on both demonstrated financial need and academic performance and thus varies from student to student.

Renewal of University scholarship assistance is based upon an annual review of a student's demonstrated financial need and academic performance at the University.

A self-help component, including student loan(s) and campus employment, typically serves as the foundation of a financial aid award prior to scholarship consideration.

University scholarship assistance and the self-help component are reviewed annually based on demonstrated financial need (including the student's receipt of additional student aid from other sources), academic performance, and annual increases in the cost of a Notre Dame education.

Students not receiving need-based scholarship assistance as incoming students may be considered in subsequent years based upon demonstrated financial need meeting the Standards of Satisfactory Academic Progress required for financial aid recipients and the availability of University scholarship resources.

Students from low-income backgrounds also are eligible for federal Pell Grants, Supplemental Education Opportunity (SEO) Grants, and Federal Work-Study.

A brief description of notable policies or programs to support non-traditional students:

The University of Notre Dame would like to thank all the men and women who have bravely served our country. We are pleased to assist our veterans and their families by offering our support regarding the use of their Veteran Affairs (VA) benefits.

The University of Notre Dame has participated in the Post-9/11 GI Bill and Yellow Ribbon Program since its inception in August, 2009.

Estimated percentage of students that participate in or directly benefit from the institution’s policies and programs to support low-income and non-traditional students:

Website URL where information about the institution’s accessibility and affordability initiatives is available:
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