Master of Nonprofit Administration

Tuition & financial aid

The current total tuition cost for the 42-semester hour MNA degree is approximately $35,000. There will be a 5-7 percent increase in tuition each June. Please refer to the Financial Aid web site for living expenses - food, books, etc.

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is the official application for federal student aid at the University of Notre Dame. The form is available from college and university financial aid offices in January or at https://fafsa.gov/ or http://financialaid.nd.edu/graduate-students/.

The priority filing deadline is given to those students who apply for financial aid by our annual February 28 deadline.

Eligibility for federal student aid requires that a student:

  • Be either a citizen, permanent resident, or eligible non-citizen of the U.S. with a valid Social Security Number
  • In general, be classified as degree seeking to participate in the federal aid programs
  • Not owe a refund on a federal student grant, not be in default on a federal student loan
  • Make satisfactory academic progress
  • Note: International students are not eligible for federal student aid.

What you Need to Do

1. Obtain your PIN. Students wishing to apply for federal student aid at the University of Notre Dame are first advised to apply for federal student aid at the U.S. Department Education PIN at pin.ed.gov. The PIN serves as an electronic signature for financial aid and provides access to federal financial aid records. U.S. Department of Education – PIN web site


2. Complete the FAFSA. Once the PIN is obtained, complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or the Renewal FAFSA. Notre Dame’s Federal School Code is 001840.


3. Submit your Income Tax Return. In addition to the FAFSA, students must be prepared to submit, directly to the Office of Financial Aid, a signed copy of their most recent federal tax return.


4. You receive an Award Letter. For those students who apply for financial assistance, the Office of Financial Aid will provide a Financial Aid Award Letter outlining the student’s eligibility for financial assistance.


5. Notify us if necessary. Students are asked to notify the Office of Financial Aid of the receipt of any financial assistance beyond that outlined on the Award Letter.

Withdrawal policy – Available from the Office of Financial Aid


Federal Direct Loan

The terms of the need-based Subsidized Federal Direct Loan and the non-need-based Unsubsidized Federal Direct Loan require that the student borrower repay, with interest, this source of financial assistance.

Subsidized Federal Direct Loan

For: Grad students who demonstrate financial need may apply and qualify.
Amount: The annual Subsidized Direct Loan borrowing limit is $8,500.

Unsubsidized Federal Direct Loan

For: Grad student may also qualify minus the student’s Subsidized Federal Direct Loan

Amount: The annual Unsubsidized Direct Loan borrowing limit is $20,500 minus the Subsidized Direct Loan amount.

Conditions: Additional terms of the Subsidized and Unsubsidized Direct Loan and online application: http://financialaid.nd.edu/graduate-students/

Private Loans

Private, credit-based bank loans that do not go into repayment until a student graduates are available through several lenders. Interest adjusts quarterly and there is no cap on the interest rate. If you plan to apply for this loan type, you MUST order a copy of your credit report immediately. Mistakes are frequently made by credit bureaus and can take months to correct. In the meantime, you will be without that money. We have listed names, and telephone numbers, for some credit bureaus: Experian 1-888-397-3742, Equifax 1-800-685-1111, or Trans Union 1-800-916-8800.

Things to consider when choosing a lender:

  • What is the interest rate based on?
  • Does the interest rate vary depending on your credit?
  • What fees are charged?
  • Do fees vary depending on your credit?
  • Will having a co-signer reduce the fees?
  • What is the length of the grace period?
  • What is the length of the repayment period?
  • What is the total maximum loan amount you can borrow?

Many lenders have online loan applications and will give you an instant credit decision. Apply for funds for the fall and spring semesters in late June or early July. Most lenders require that you complete the application no more than 60 days before the beginning of the term.

You will need to do a separate loan application in April if you plan to go to summer school.

Helpful Contacts
Specific information regarding application procedures, deadlines and application forms:

Office of Financial Aid
115 Main Building
Notre Dame, IN 46556
Phone: 574-631-6436
Fax: 574-631-6899
finaid@nd.edu
Office of Financial Aid:
http://financialaid.nd.edu/graduate-students/

Student Accounts
100 Main Building
Notre Dame, IN 46556
Phone: 574-631-7113
Fax: 574-631-7117

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