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Things You Should Know As A Student

  • You must be enrolled for at least six (6) credit hours per term to receive Federal Direct Loans and most other types of financial aid.
  • You must be enrolled full-time for all institutional funding.
  • You may qualify for some types of aid as a part-time student (enrolled in less than 12 credit hours per term). Audited classes are not covered by financial aid and will not be counted when determining enrollment status for financial aid.
  • Special Circumstances/Loss of Income

If you or your family has unusual circumstances that might affect your need for financial aid, you may complete a Special Circumstance form and submit it to our office for review.  Current federal tax returns and other documentation are required.  The form, instructions, and more information can be found on the Special Circumstance Information page.

  • Pell Recalculation Policy

The federal government requires all colleges to set Pell grant recalculation date(s) for every semester. The policy of the NDC Office of Financial Aid is to review/recalculate Pell grant eligibility at the end of the 100% tuition refund period (add/drop week) of the last class in which a student is enrolled. A Pell grant may be reduced or increased based on changes in enrollment.  Review this policy for additional information and examples.

As part of the Higher Education Amendment Act of 1998, Congress passed regulations that dictate what happens to a student’s federal financial aid when a student completely withdraws, official or unofficially, from the College during any given semester.

  • Consumer Information

Information about additional policies, procedures, and resources for Notre Dame College students is available on the Consumer Information page.

Rights and Responsibilities

As a student applying for or receiving financial assistance, you have the RIGHT to know:

  • What financial assistance programs are available through the College
  • The procedures and deadlines for submitting applications for each financial assistance program
  • How eligibility is determined, including the cost of education and how assistance is awarded
  • What portion of the financial assistance received must be repaid
  • If the assistance is a loan, you have the right to know the interest rate, the total amount to be repaid, the repayment procedures, when repayment begins, and how much time you have to repay the loan
  • How and when you will be refunded any amount over the cost of tuition, fees, and room charges

As a student applying for or receiving financial assistance, you have the RESPONSIBILITY to:

  • Review and consider all information about a college program before you enroll
  • Complete all application forms accurately and submit them on time
  • Provide all information requested by either the Financial Aid Office at Notre Dame College or the federal processor to which the application was submitted
  • Read, understand, and keep a copy of any form you are asked to sign
  • Comply with the provisions of any promissory note or agreements you sign
  • Maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress
  • Perform all work agreed upon after accepting a Federal Work-Study job and see that the hours worked each month are correctly reported and that the amount earned does not exceed the maximum earning limit indicated
  • Re-apply again each year

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Information Related to Gainful Employment

As required by federal regulations, Notre Dame College will provide information as it becomes available for this new program on our graduation rates, the median debt of students who completed the program, and other important information at