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Our financial aid office is here to help you find the right financial aid path for you. Notre Dame College focuses on affordability by offering scholarships, grants,  work-study and other state and federal aid. Learn how we can help you.
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An investment in a liberal arts education from Notre Dame College is an investment in a lifetime of personal and professional success. We believe our mission-focused, values-based, private Catholic education should be accessible to all students.

A COVID-19 update from the Financial Aid Office.

NEW STUDENTS 2021-2022

Scholarships & Grants

Notre Dame College understands your need for information that will help you to begin the process of financing your education. We focus on assisting qualified students find options that will help make a college education more affordable

Step 1

Please complete the FAFSA (fafsa.ed.gov) after October 1st to receive your financial aid package. Our federal code is 003085. If you do not plan to file, please notify your NDC admissions counselor.

Step 2

Once NDC processes your FAFSA, we will send you a tentative award letter with your estimated cost of attendance.

Step 3

Your NDC admissions counselor will follow-up with you to discuss your Scholarships & Grants (Congratulations!) and your self-help aid to make sure you understand the award

Step 4

Your NDC admissions counselor will follow-up with you to discuss your Scholarships & Grants (Congratulations!) and your self-help aid to make sure you understand the award

Step 5

Welcome to Notre Dame College – Class of 2025!
It is FREE to find out what Scholarships & Grants you qualify for @ NDC!

Honors Scholarship – awarded to incoming, full time traditionalaged students who have been selected to be a part of the Honors Program at Notre Dame College – $19,000.

Dean’s Scholarship
– awarded to incoming, full time, traditionalaged students based on academic data, including cumulative high school GPA and/or ACT & SAT, if applicable – $13,000 – $18,000.

STEMM Scholarship – funded by the Choose Ohio First Grant.

Family/Alumni Plan Scholarship – special family tuition rates are available to incoming full time students who have a brother/sister/parent attending Notre Dame College as a full time matriculating undergraduate student or whose parent or grandparent is an alumni of the college.

Leadership Scholarship – awarded to select, incoming, full time, traditional-aged students who possess special talent or potential for enriching the campus atmosphere and/or possess financial need.

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.

Residency Grant – awarded to new students who qualify for need-based grants and who plan to reside in on-campus housing.

NDC Grant/Mission Grant/Achievement Grant – Awarded to incoming, full time undergraduate traditional-aged students who qualify for need-based grants. Up to $10,000.

Important Information about Emergency Financial Aid Grants under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act

Notre Dame College has signed and returned to the Department of Education our Certification and Agreement. Notre Dame College assures it will use no less than 50 percent of the funds received under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act to provide $637,060 in Emergency Financial Aid Grants to eligible students.  These grants are to be issued to help cover the costs of food, housing, course materials, technology, health care and child care related to the disruption of campus operations due to coronavirus.

As of March 18, 2021, Notre Dame College has distributed $637,060 in Emergency Financial Aid Grants under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act to a total of 861 students.  There are an estimated 1,159 students eligible to receive Emergency Financial Aid Grants under the CARES Act at Notre Dame College.

The process followed by Notre Dame College to determine the distribution of these funds is as follows:

  • A committee was formed of key administrators and staff to research, develop and administer these funds.
  • The committee developed a process ensuring all federal guidelines were followed.
  • Eligible expenses were determined and quantified for different groups of students based on several factors, including, but not limited to, whether a student was a resident on campus or a commuter.
  • A pool was identified of all eligible students.
  • A sliding scale was developed to define categories of need based upon EFC ranges.
  • Funds were awarded to each eligible student based upon the student’s EFC.
  • Approximately 12.4%, or $79,160, of the total funds received are held in reserve for additional awards to students who assert that the initial award amount was insufficient to cover expenses incurred specifically related to the disruption of campus operations due to coronavirus. $79,160 has been awarded from this reserve.
  • An online form was created for students to apply for additional funds. The student must detail what expenses related to the disruption of campus operations due to coronavirus they incurred and demonstrate such expenses exceed the amount of the student’s initial award. The college’s Financial Aid Special Circumstance Committee will review each application and determine if an additional award will be given from this remaining reserve of funds.

Our process and the availability of these funds were communicated to our students through individual emails to all eligible students notifying them of the availability of these funds.  Each eligible student received a customized email as well, notifying them of the amount they were awarded and when the funds would be distributed to them.  Instructions were also given regarding the application for additional funds.

HEERF - Institutional Portion Reporting
 

For recipients of the CARES Act – Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF) Institutional portion, recipient will comply with all reporting requirements including those in Section 15011(b)(2) of Division B of the CARES Act and submit required reports to the Secretary, at such time and in such manner and containing such information as the Secretary may reasonably require (See also 2 CFR 200.327-200.329).

HEERF - Strengthening Institutions Program (SIP) Reporting
For recipients of the CARES Act – Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF) Strengthening Institution Program (SIP), the recipient will comply with all reporting requirements including those in Section 15011(b)(2) of Division B of the CARES Act and submit required quarterly reports to the Secretary, at such time and in such manner and containing such information as the Secretary may reasonably require (See also 2 CFR 200.327-200.329).

Falcon Financial Aid Facts

Gift Aid: Scholarships and Grants

  • Gift aid is not repaid.
  • Apply for gift aid from the federal and state governments (file a FAFSA), the College (apply for admission), outside organizations (outside scholarship search).

Self-Help Aid: Loans and Work-Study

  • Must be earned (work-study) or borrowed and repaid (loans)
  • Apply for self-help aid by filing a FAFSA (for federal loans and work-study) and from private loan lenders.

How to Apply for Aid

  • To learn if you qualify for need-based financial aid from the college and the government, you must fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Some federal and state aid is awarded on a first-come, first-served basis, so it’s important to submit your FAFSA as soon as you can. Learn more about completing your FAFSA.
  • Have you been accepted to Notre Dame College? Log into MyNDC after you’ve completed your FAFSA to see any additional documentation that may be needed, as well as your financial award letter.

Current Students

Remember to file your renewal FAFSA each year to re-apply for federal financial aid.  You can file as early as October 1 of the prior year.

Renewal of intuitional aid is based on enrollment status and residency status. 

Notre Dame College Office of Financial Aid

We want you to feel well-prepared to make informed decisions about financing your college education. When it comes to financial aid, the sooner you apply, the better, so please don’t hesitate to ask questions and apply for aid when you are ready! We are happy to answer any questions you may have about the financial aid process. Please reach out to the financial aid office or our staff members for information and help with federal, alternative, and outside scholarship aid.  Financial Aid Office 216.373.5213 Toll-free: 800.NDC.1680 ext. 5213 Fax: 216.803.6673 E-mail: finaid@ndc.edu Hours: Monday through Friday: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

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