Tuition & financial aid

tuition and fees
financial aid
campus employment
helpful contact listings

Earning a Notre Dame Master of Science in Management (MSM) is a sound personal and financial choice -- a lifelong investment in your future. Make it possible by considering all the options open to you. Together, these resources comprise viable financing: fellowships, loans, campus employment and family savings.

tuition and fees

Applicants admitted in Summer 2014 will be starting school with us for the 2014-15 academic year. The 2014-2015 Notre Dame MSM Program student expense budget is as follows:

Tuition and Fees for the 2014-2015 academic year

The comprehensive fees are shown below:

  • Tuition $44,575
  • Room and Board, $12,600
  • Books and Supplies, $2,475
  • Personal, $6,880*
  • Transportation, $3,400
  *Includes Health Insurance ($2,150)

Required Fees:

  • Health Center Access Fee, $150
  • Technology Fee, $250
  • Student Association Fee, $100

Total Estimate:

U.S. Dollars $69,930 per academic year.

Please note that cost of living can vary widely depending on whether the student lives on or off campus or has dependents.

Applying for Federal Financial Aid

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is the official application for federal student aid at the University of Notre Dame.

How to Apply:

The FAFSA is available at or from the Notre Dame's Financial Aid website at A Pre-Application Worksheet is available for your convenience.

Priority filing deadline for the FAFSA: Priority processing and aid consideration is given to those students who apply for financial aid by FAFSA's annual priority deadline.


In order to be eligible for federal student aid, the student must:

  • Be either a citizen, permanent resident, or eligible non-citizen of the US with a valid Social Security Number
  • Not owe a refund on a federal student grant, nor be in default on a federal student loan
  • Make satisfactory academic progress
  • Please 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 obtain their U.S. Department of Education PIN at The PIN serves as an electronic signature for Federal financial aid and provides access to Federal financial aid records.

2. Complete the FAFSA. Once the PIN is obtained, complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or the Renewed 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. Please see below for their contact information.

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The Office of Financial Aid is responsible for loan and student employment opportunities. Here are links to information about the graduate student loans currently available:

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: Interest subsidy is paid by the federal government to the lender while the student is enrolled in school.

Amount: The annual Subsidized Direct Loan borrowing limit is $8,500.

Unsubsidized Federal Direct Loan

For: The Federal Government is not paying the in-school interest to the lender while the student is enrolled in school.

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:

Private Loans - Graduate Business Loan Programs

After exhausting the opportunities available from the federal aid programs, many students will consider private loan programs as a source of funding. The terms and conditions of these programs vary, and as such, students are encouraged to review the details of the programs before selecting a private loan program. Private loans are not eligible for loan consolidation programs made available for federal student loans. Interest rates, fees (both at the time of borrowing and at repayment), credit checks, and annual and aggregate loan limits require careful evaluation by the student as a consumer. As always, taking on debt for any reason should be done deliberately and only for amounts needed.

Please visit the following link to obtain additional information:

Federal Direct Graduate PLUS Loans

The Federal Direct Graduate PLUS Loan provides a borrowing option for graduate/professional students. Based upon the borrowers' creditworthiness, a graduate/professional student may borrow from this federally guaranteed, non need-based loan program. For additional terms, subject to revision by federal law, please visit:

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Campus employment & assistantships

Many graduate students work on campus either with an academic department or in other campus jobs such as University Food Services or Human Resources.

How to obtain student employment

The Student Employment online JOBboard is a great place to begin your search for employment. Click on the below link to begin your search.

A limited number of graduate and research assistantships may be available for MSB students to work with faculty. These are student-initiated with individual faculty members upon the student's arrival on campus.

Job board:

For specific information:

Student Employment Office
115 Main Building

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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
Office of Financial Aid:

Student Accounts
100 Main Building
Notre Dame, IN 46556
Phone: 574-631-6436
Fax: 574-631-7117

Student Employment
115 Main Building
Notre Dame, IN 46556
Phone: 574-631-6454
Fax: 574-631-6899  

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