Financial Aid and Scholarships
Tuition Assistance ProgramsThe Academy of Notre Dame is committed to providing tuition assistance to as many eligible families as possible. Assistance may be awarded in two ways: financial aid or scholarships/grants. Some students may be eligible for both.
The financial aid program at NDA is guided by our belief that parents have an obligation to pay the educational expenses of their children to the extent that they are able. In an effort to promote access for students who will benefit from an outstanding education and whose contribution in and outside of the classroom will enrich our community, the Academy provides financial aid to qualified families with a demonstrated financial need.
NDA's financial aid policies reflect standards of equity and fairness and embrace our ongoing commitment to access, affordability, and socio-economic diversity.
The review of the financial aid applications is done on a confidential basis and independently examined by FACTS, a financial aid consulting service. A committee, headed by the Head of School and comprised of other members of the administrative staff, confidentially examines all financial aid requests and recommends awards based on the availability of funds and the demonstrated need.
Financial Aid Instructions
If you are in need of financial assistance for the 2020-2021 school year, you must apply for financial aid at the time of application or re-enrollment. All financial aid applications must be completed online through FACTS by December 31, 2019. For your convenience, applicants can apply online at https://online.factsmgt.com/signin/3GNZD.
To begin your application:
Please click on the FACTS link below and follow their instructions. When you sign on as a new user, you will be asked to create a user name and password so that you can log in and out of the program as needed. In order to complete the online application, you will need to gather financial records similar to what you need to prepare your tax returns. Please refer to the information at this link: https://factsmgt.com/parent-resources/grant-and-aid/ for answers to specific questions about the application process, including the information you will need to have available at the time of application. The non-refundable financial aid application filing fee of $35 is paid directly to FACTS, and this must be paid electronically at the completion of your application through credit card payment.
Once your online application has been submitted, the following information MUST be sent to FACTS to complete the application process:
- Copies of your 2018 Federal and State tax forms including all supporting tax schedules.
- Copies of 2018 W-2 forms for both you and your spouse, and current pay stubs for both of you (if applicable).
- Copies of all 2018 Form 1099's for both you and your spouse, if applicable.
- Any other information that may be requested after submission of your application.
All Financial Aid funds will be disbursed based on the application deadlines stated. For incoming Freshmen to the Upper School, the Academy of Notre Dame will include the financial aid decision along with an acceptance decision.
New High School Students
|December 31, 2019|
All Returning Students
|December 31, 2019|
New Middle School and Elementary Students
|March 15, 2020|
Applications for Financial Aid will be accepted after the priority dates, but available funding may be limited.
All supporting documentation must be mailed or uploaded directly to FACTS Grant and Aid Assessment. Applicants should retain copies of all materials submitted to FACTS. Please do not submit your supporting documentation to The Academy of Notre Dame.
All application questions should be directed to FACTS Grant and Aid Assessment Customer Service at 866.441.4637 or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. A new application must be submitted annually.
Allocation of Financial Aid Awards
In order to provide some measure of financial aid to the greatest number of families possible, the financial aid program covers tuition only.
Some examples of some items not covered by financial aid awards are:
- Application or enrollment fees
- Technology Fees
- Tutoring of any kind
- Uniform/clothing expenses
- Athletic team participation fees
- Transportation Fees
- Classroom Activity fees (including local field trips)
If you have any questions regarding specific items that are not addressed above, please direct them to the Financial Aid Committee via email at email@example.com.
Scholarship and Grant Applications for Incoming Freshmen
The Academy offers a limited number of scholarships and grants to 9th grade applicants. Since a separate exam is not given for the purpose of determining the most qualified applicants, the Scholarship and Grant Application Essay and academic transcript will be used to rank candidates. Many are renewable for the four years of high school, as long as the student maintains exemplary grades and becomes involved in the life of the school.
To be considered for scholarships and grants, please complete the following:
- To apply for all of our scholarships and grants, you must complete the application form linked below by December 31st. Application Essay and academic achievement will be considered when awarding scholarships and grants.
- Apply using this online Scholarship and Grant Application Form by December 31st (Paper copies of forms are available in the Admissions Office. You may send completed forms to Admissions Office by December 31st.)
Although scholarships and grants are awarded primarily on merit, financial need may also be considered if the applicant has already submitted the FACTS Grant and Aid Assessment application (outlined in Financial Aid above).