Tuition and Fees

Tuition and Fees

The average Notre Dame Law School student expense budget for the 2015-16 academic year includes:

Tuition: $51,892
Fees: $480
Room and Board: $9,700
Books and Supplies: $1,700
Personal Expenses: $5,950
Transportation Expenses: $2,600
Total: $72,322

Actual costs vary based on housing accommodations, travel costs, and personal expenses. Annual increases in the cost of a Notre Dame education are anticipated.

The University’s Office of Student Financial Aid, in accordance with federal guidelines, annually develops a Student Budget, also referred to as “cost of attendance,” that represents the maximum amount of money that an independent, full-time student, living a modest lifestyle, should need during the regular academic year. The Student Budget is intended to cover the cost of tuition, fees, books, supplies and living expenses. The Student Budget represents the maximum amount of financial assistance you may be awarded for the academic year (the total of grants, scholarships, loans, and on-campus employment). Those with higher-than-normal expenses may request a review of the living expenses portion of the Student Budget. Such requests will be considered on a case-by-case basis in accordance with governmental guidelines.

South Bend is a highly affordable place to live. Many students can live here for less than the maximum cost of attendance listed above. We encourage you to spend and borrow wisely. Creating a budget now can help you understand where you’re spending money and identify ways you can save.

Links of Interest

Notre Dame Financial Aid
Cost of Attendance Worksheet
Federal Student Aid
Free Application for Federal Student Aid
Loan Repayment Calculator
Refund Policies


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