Financial Aid Programs Available to Notre Dame College Students

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Undergraduate Financial Aid


Grant and Scholarship Options


NDC Grants and Scholarships—Fulltime Traditional Undergraduate Students Attending Classes on Campus

Students who are seeking their first bachelor’s degree, and enroll for at least 12 or more credit hours per semester on campus are considered fulltime.  A semester consists of day and evening classes. The following assistance may be awarded to fulltime traditional-aged students who attend classes on campus.

  • Presidential Honors Scholarship: Awarded to select incoming, fulltime, high achieving students who meet the academic requirements to enter the Honors Scholar Program. All applicants are automatically considered for this award and do not need to submit additional materials. 

  • Dean’s Scholarship for Academic Excellence: Awarded to select incoming fulltime students on the basis of overall academic excellence, extra-curricular achievement,  and personal merit.  All applicants are automatically considered for this award and do not need to submit additional materials. 

  • NDC Leadership Scholarship: Awarded to select incoming fulltime traditional students who possess special talent and potential for enriching the campus community in clubs, athletics, campus ministry, and performing arts. 

  • Legacy Scholarship: Awarded to incoming fulltime students who continue a family, alumni, and/or Sisters of Notre Dame legacy of education. Students must have at least one direct lineage to a Notre Dame College graduate, (i.e. parent, stepparent, grandparent, great-grandparent, etc.)

  • Notre Dame Grant: Awarded to incoming fulltime traditional students who possess special talent or potential for enriching the campus atmosphere and/or financial need.

  • STEMM Scholarship: Funded by the Choose Ohio First Grant and awarded to students majoring in the sciences, including Biology, Chemistry, and Environmental Science. This scholarship is renewable for eight semesters, provided students maintain a 3.0 GPA.  

  • Athletic Scholarship: Awarded to select individuals who possess a special talent in a particular sport; based on a budget created by the institution and the NCAA. 

  • Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship:  Awarded only to incoming full-time on campus traditional aged students who are members of the National Honor Society from a two year college.  To qualify, members must provide a copy of their Phi Theta Kappa certificate upon submitting the Notre Dame College application for admission. Certificates must be received prior to the release of a financial aid award.

 

Federal and State Grants—All Undergraduate Students (On-Campus or Online) Fulltime or Parttime

Awards are based on regulations established by federal and state governments.

  • Federal Pell Grant:  Awarded to eligible undergraduate students who have high financial need and have not earned a bachelors or professional degree.

  • Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG): Given to undergraduates with exceptional financial need. Priority is given to students who receive a Federal Pell Grant.

  • Ohio College Opportunity Grant: Need-based grant.  Amount is determined by the Ohio Department of Higher Education.

 

Work Options—Fulltime Traditional Undergraduate On-Campus Students


  • Federal College Work Study or College Work Study Program:  This program allows you to work on campus for a maximum of 17.5 hours per week and earn up to the amount of your work-study award for each term.  You must locate employment on campus by October 1 (for fall semester) or February 1 (for spring semester) or forfeit your award. 

 

Loan Options—All Undergraduate Students (On-Campus or Online)


  • Federal Perkins Loan:   Low-interest (5%) loan for undergraduate students with exceptional financial need.  If awarded, student must complete a Perkins Loan Master Promissory Note (Perkins MPN) and Entrance Counseling.

  • Federal Direct Subsidized Loan/Federal Direct Unsubsidized Loan:  Low interest loans available for both degree seeking undergraduate and graduate students.  For more information, go to studentloans.gov.

  • Federal PLUS Loan:  Parent Loans for Dependent Undergraduate Students, also known as PLUS loans, that allow parents to fund the cost of their student's education.  To apply, go to studentloans.gov.

  • Private Loans: Many banking institutions provide educational loans outside of the federal loan programs to credit-worthy students or student's with a co-signer. Please refer to our list of alternative loan lenders used by our students.You must contact the bank directly.

 

Post-Graduate:  TEEL Financial Aid


TEEL students are post-undergraduate students who are seeking a teaching license and already have an undergraduate degree.  They are eligible for undergraduate William D. Ford Direct loan funds if they meet eligibility requirements.

Loan Options


  • Federal Direct Subsidized Loan/Federal Direct Unsubsidized Loan:  Low interest loans available for both degree seeking undergraduate and graduate students. 

  • Private Loans: Many banking institutions provide educational loans outside of the federal loan programs to credit-worthy students or student's with a co-signer. Please refer to our list of alternative loan lenders used by our students. You must contact the bank directly.

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Graduate Financial Aid


Students accepted into the Graduate Masters of Education program, Master of Arts program, MSN, or Graduate Certificate program as degree seeking students may be eligible for federal financial aid if they are enrolled for at least six graduate credit hours per semester at NDC.

Loan Options


  • Federal Direct Unsubsidized Loan:  Low interest loans available for both degree seeking undergraduate and graduate students. 

  • Private Loans:; Many banking institutions provide educational loans outside of the federal loan programs to credit-worthy students or student's with a co-signer.; Please refer to our list of alternative loan lenders used by our students. You must contact the bank directly.

  • Federal Teach Grant/Loan Program: Students enrolled in the M.Ed. program, with a major of Mild Moderate Intervention Specialist, may apply for a Federal TEACH Grant.  Refer to the TEACH Grant Program for application and further requirements and obligations. Note: a student receiving a TEACH Grant must fulfill the teaching obligation or the grant will convert to an unsubsidized Stafford loan, with interest accruing from the date of disbursement.

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