Please note: The following tuition, fees, housing, and living costs are for the 2011-2012 academic year. Prospective applicants and students are urged to find out the exact costs at the time of application or registration.
ESTEEM tuition for the 2011-2012 academic year is $40,800. For incoming students for the 2011-2012 academic year, a confirmation fee of $1,000 will be required with the student’s acceptance of an offer of admission to the ESTEEM program. This fee will be applied to the student’s tuition upon enrollment at Notre Dame and is non-refundable if the student chooses not to matriculate to Notre Dame.
An ESTEEM program student may audit courses without charge with approval of the Director of the ESTEEM Program.
Academic Year Fees
- Technology Fee: $250*
- Health Center Access Fee: $150**
- Graduate Student Activity Fee: $65
*The technology fee provides partial funding for the University’s enterprise-wide technology infrastructure, which provides all students access to the Internet, e-mail, course ware, campus clusters, ResNet, and a wide array of the latest software. This fee provides for the growth in student services, such as course and degree requirements, Web registration, and value-added Internet-related capabilities. This fee will be assessed at $125 per semester.
**The health center access fee provides students access to all services at the University Health Center and University Counseling Center, including 24-hour medical care and counseling/mental health assistance, and alcohol and drug education programs, as well as health education and wellness programs. This fee will be assessed at $75 per semester.
Tuition and fees, as well as any required deposits, are payable in advance at the beginning of each semester. Please note that Notre Dame does not accept credit cards for payment of tuition and fees. Tuition and/or fees not covered by scholarship are the responsibility of the student.
A student may not register for a new semester or receive transcripts, certificates, diploma, or any information regarding his or her academic record until all prior accounts have been settled in full.
Any ESTEEM Program student who at any time within the school year wishes to withdraw from the University should contact the Office of the Registrar. To avoid failure in all classes for the semester and in order to receive any financial adjustment, the withdrawing student must obtain the appropriate clearance from ESTEEM Program and from the Assistant Vice President for Residence Life (if appropriate).
For the fall and spring semesters, on the first day of classes, a full tuition credit will be made. Following the first day of classes, the tuition fee is subject to a prorated adjustment/credit if the student (1) withdraws voluntarily for any reason on or before the last day for course discontinuance at the University, or (2) is suspended, dismissed, or involuntarily withdrawn by the University, for any reason, on or before the last day for course discontinuance at the University, or (3) is later obliged to withdraw because of protracted illness, or (4) withdraws involuntarily at any time because of military service, provided no credit is received for the classes from which the student is forced to withdraw.
For the summer semester, no tuition credits will be made if withdrawal occurs after roll-call. If withdrawal occurs before roll-call a full tuition credit for the summer semester will be issued. Withdrawal for the summer semester is defined as (1) withdraws voluntarily for any reason, or (2) is suspended, dismissed, or involuntarily withdrawn by the University, for any reason, or (3) is later obliged to withdraw because of protracted illness, or (4) withdraws involuntarily at any time because of military service, provided no credit is received for the classes from which the student is forced to withdraw.
Upon return of the student forced to withdraw for military service, the University will allow him or her credit for that portion of tuition charged for the semester in which he or she withdrew and did not receive academic credit.
Room and board charges will be adjusted/credited on a prorated basis throughout the entire semester.
Students receiving University and/or Federal Title IV financial assistance who withdraw from the University within the first sixty percent (60%) of the semester are not entitled to the use or benefit of University and/or Federal Title IV funds beyond their withdraw date. Such funds shall be returned promptly to the entity that issued them, on a pro rata basis, and will be reflected on the student's University account.
This withdrawl regulation may change subject to federal regulations. Exapmples of the applicaton of the tuition credit calculation are available from the Office of Student Accounts upon request.
Notre Dame requires all ESTEEM students to have health insurance coverage.
At the beginning of each academic year, the opportunity is provided to show proof of personal health insurance coverage. In the event such proof is not presented, the student will be automatically enrolled in the University-sponsored plan, and the charge for the premium will be placed on the student’s account.
Information regarding the University-sponsored plan is mailed to the student’s home address in July. Additional information is available in University Health Services by contacting the Office of Insurance and Accounts at (574) 631-6114 or referring to the UHS Website.
Travel Accident Insurance
Students injured while traveling to conferences or on other University business that has been approved by the Director of the ESTEEM Program are covered by Notre Dame travel accident insurance. Compensation in set amounts is available for death or loss of arms or legs. Medical expenses in excess of other insurance are paid up to a maximum dollar amount.
Reimbursement for students traveling to conferences or on other University business is contingent on the availability of resources and the source of funding. Support from the ESTEEM program or Graduate Student Union budget is subject to University travel policy; support from a research grant is subject to funding guidelines for the grant. Reimbursement should be discussed with the Director of the ESTEEM Program prior to conference registration and travel.