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Financial Aid Programs Available to Notre Dame College Students

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.

  • Val/Sal Scholarship:  Awarded to select incoming fulltime traditional age freshmen that are valedictorian or salutatorian of their high school class at the end of the first semester of their senior year. This scholarship is renewable for eight more semesters, provided the student maintains the minimum accumulative GPA of 3.0.

  • Presidential Honors Scholarship: Awarded to select incoming fulltime students that are high achieving academic students based on their SAT or ACT scores. This scholarship is renewable for eight more semesters, provided the student performs at the required accumulative GPA level 2.75.

  • Notre Dame Achievement Grant: Awarded to select incoming fulltime traditional students based upon their ACT or SAT test score and cumulative GPA. This scholarship is renewable for eight more semesters, provided the student maintains good academic standing.

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

  • Choose Ohio First Scholarship (STEM): Awarded to accepted students planning to major in Biology, who have a cumulative high school GPA of at least 3.0

  • NDC STEMM Grant:  Awarded to students majoring in Biology, Chemistry, or Environmental Science. This scholarship is renewable for eight semesters, provided students maintain good academic standing. Scholarships are awarded up to $6,300 for the year.

  • Band Scholarship/Theater Scholarship/Spirit Scholarship/Choir Scholarship/Leadership Scholarship

The above scholarships maybe awarded to select incoming fulltime traditional age students who possess special talent or potential for enriching the campus atmosphere and/or financial need and who participate in the activity.

  • Family/Alumni Plan: Special family tuition rates are available to incoming fulltime 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.

  • NCAA Athletic Scholarship:  For further information, contact the Athletic Department.

  • Club Sport Scholarship:  Awarded for participation in on campus club sport activities.

 

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 Board of Regents.

 

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

 

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 Stafford 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.