Tuition, Fees, and Financial Aid

Program Date: June 22 - July 6, 2019


Tuition and housing fees for Summer Scholars 2019 are $3,500. This amount includes tuition, room and board, extracurricular activities, and class field trips.

(Note Summer Scholars 2019 lab fees for the following courses: Life Sciences students will be charged a $125 lab fee; Photography students will be charged a $75 lab fee; Global Health students will be charged a $50 lab fee; and Acting students will be charged a $50 lab fee in addition to tuition and housing.) 

The tuition and housing cost balance (including any applicable lab fees) must be paid in full online or by check and received by the Office of Pre-College Programs by June 3, 2019.

A note for South Bend area students: Campus residency is an important aspect of every college student’s life, and it is an essential component of the Notre Dame experience. All Summer Scholars participants are required to live in one of Notre Dame’s residence halls.

Enrollment Fee

A non-refundable enrollment fee of $300 must be submitted once a student has been notified of his or her acceptance to Summer Scholars. This enrollment fee must be paid no later than May 3, 2019 to secure a place for the student in the program. The enrollment fee will be applied to the total tuition/housing amount. Enrollment fees and tuition/housing payments are not refundable.

Summary of Costs for 2019

Application Fee (non-refundable) $50*
Enrollment Fee (paid online or by check by May 3, 2019): non-refundable $300
Tuition/Room and Board Balance (paid online or by check by June 3, 2019): $3,200

Additional Lab Fees:

Acting: $50

Global Health: $50

Life Science: $125

Photography: $75

*Online processing fees may apply to credit card transactions. If you wish to pay by check, please contact the Office of Pre-College Programs.

Financial Aid

Application fee waivers are granted rarely and only in extreme circumstances. Very limited need-based, partial scholarships are available to students who apply for the program. The Office of Pre-College Programs does not offer merit-based financial assistance or scholarships. The deadline for 2019 financial assistance requests is February 12, 2019. Please note that submitting a request for financial aid does not guarantee an application fee waiver or scholarship. Fee waiver decisions will be made on a weekly basis. Once a decision is made, you will be notified via email. Decisions regarding admission will be made regardless of financial aid request, and notification of financial aid will be included with admission decision letters.

Financial Aid Request Forms were due February 12, 2019.