Tuition, Fees, and Financial Aid



Program Dates: June 26 - July 10, 2021

Tuition and housing fees for Summer Scholars 2021 are $3,850. This amount includes tuition, room and board, extracurricular activities, and class field trips.

(Note Summer Scholars 2021 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 Musical Theatre 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 4, 2021.

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 their admission to Summer Scholars. This enrollment fee must be paid no later than May 3, 2021 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 2021

Application Fee (non-refundable) $50
Enrollment Fee (paid online or by check by May 3, 2021): non-refundable $300
Tuition/Room and Board Balance (paid online or by check by June 4, 2021): $3,550*

Additional Lab Fees:

  • Musical Theatre: $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 make the check out to "University of Notre Dame Office of Pre-College Programs" and mail to University of Notre Dame Office of Pre-College Programs, 021 Haggar Hall, Notre Dame, Indiana, 46556 

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. 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 Form

The deadline for 2021 financial assistance requests were due  February 9, 2021. Late submissions are not accepted.