Tuition/Cost of Attendance

Tuition and Fees

The average Notre Dame Law School Student Budget for the 2016-2017 academic year includes:

Tuition: $53,812
Fees: $485
Room and Board: $9,900
Books and Supplies: $1,700
Personal Expenses: $6,000
Transportation Expenses: $2,650
Total: $74,547

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 (above) that details the annual total cost of attendance for our students. The Student Budget reflects the maximum amount of money an independent, full-time student, living a modest lifestyle, should need during the regular academic year. It is intended to cover the cost of tuition, fees, books, supplies, and living expenses. Important Note: The Student Budget represents the maximum amount of financial assistance a student may be awarded for the academic year (total of all 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 from the Office of Student Financial Aid. Such request will be considered on a case-by-case basis in accordance with federal 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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