Undergraduate Financial Aid
The Financial Aid Office, located in Ralston Hall, serves students seeking financial assistance, and provides information to students and parents who are not familiar with the financial aid process. Annually the Financial Aid Office processes in excess of $15 million in the form of grants, scholarships, loans, and work programs from federal, state, institutional, and private sources.
Students who have been admitted to NDNU as at least half-time students, and are U.S. citizens, U.S. permanent residents, or citizens of American Samoa, Swain's Island, the Federated States of Micronesia, the Marshall Islands, or Palau, are eligible to be considered for all types of financial assistance. Students who are considered international status may be eligible for NDNU grants or scholarships. NDNU administers financial aid in accordance with nationally accepted principles.
NDNU Financial Aid Policies
- All students seeking admission to the University who require financial aid are encouraged to apply for aid. Please note: low interest student loans are also considered as financial aid.
- Students and their families are expected to bear the primary responsibility for meeting educational costs.
- Financial aid packages combine scholarships, grants, loans, and a part-time job, depending upon each student's eligibility. The total amount of financial aid offered by the University, together with all other financial aid sources, may not exceed the student's calculated financial need or cost of attendance which ever is lower.
- To be considered for all sources of financial aid, students must enroll full-time and complete sufficient academic units each semester to graduate in four years. (Several Federal and state financial aid programs are available to students enrolled at least half-time.)
- Generally, students are eligible to receive financial aid for the equivalent of four years of full-time study. To maintain eligibility for NDNU financial aid, students must complete at least 12 units of passing work per semester and maintain a cumulative 2.0 grade point average (academic adjustment may be made to accommodate documented learning disabilities). Failure to do so results in being placed on financial aid probation which requires a contract with the Financial Aid Office specifying the conditions which must be met within the following semester to regain clear academic standing and eligibility for financial aid. Students in attendance for two semesters without completing 12 units of passing work and/or not maintaining a cumulative 2.0 grade point average may be denied financial aid from federal, state, and/or institutional sources until they have demonstrated their ability to make satisfactory progress.
Applying for Financial Aid
- To apply for financial aid, students are required to submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid Financial Aid (FAFSA). The FAFSA can be filed online by going to FAFSA.Ed.Gov.
- Supporting documents, such as parent and student tax returns, may be requested by the Financial Aid Office after the processed FAFSA is received.
- Financial assistance is awarded only after admission to the University.
For further information, please call (650) 508-3600 or e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Refund/Return of Title IV Funds to the Federal Government
Financial aid recipients should be aware that all or a portion of any federal financial aid received may be required to be returned to the source in cases of withdrawal from the University. The order of return of financial aid funds per federal regulations is as follows:
- Federal Stafford Loans
- Federal Perkins Loans
- Federal PLUS Loans
- Federal Pell Grant
- Federal SEOG
- Other financial aid programs
March 2 is the FAFSA and Cal Grant GPA Verification deadline for undergraduates to be considered for Cal Grants. March 2 is also the priority filing date for other aid programs. You should apply as early as possible for full consideration. Students who apply after the March 2 deadline are packaged with funds as available.
NDNU Grant and Scholarship Programs
Need-Based Grants and Scholarships
NDNU provides grants and scholarships to qualified full-time undergraduate students who may demonstrate financial need. Most scholarship awards are based on a combination of academic excellence, exceptional promise, leadership, service, athletic or artistic ability, and demonstrated need. These are awarded to full-time undergraduate students and most may be renewed annually. Cumulative grade point average, activities, and leadership qualities are also reviewed. There is no separate financial aid application for these scholarships.
Presidential Scholarships are valued at $19,000 per year and are awarded to highly meritorious entering freshmen and transfers. During the first year, the Presidential Scholars will earn an additional $2,000 while serving as interns to the president, vice presidents, and deans.
Provost Scholarships are valued at $14,000 per year and are awarded to meritorious freshmen and transfers.
Leadership Scholarships are valued from $7,000 to $9,000 per year for entering freshmen and transfers with outstanding demonstrated leadership experience.
Emerging Artist Talent Scholarships in Art, Music, and Theatre are valued from $7,500 to $9,500 per year for entering freshmen and transfers demonstrating talent in art, music, theatre, and musical theatre.
Note: These scholarships will become a part of regular financial aid awards, based on students' eligibility for additional funds from NDNU and other agencies. Students will receive the value of the highest scholarship available to them. NDNU will guarantee a minimum of the value of the NDNU scholarship to those candidates selected for the award, with the understanding that students receiving outside grants and scholarships exceeding their financial need may see a reduction in this award if required under federal regulation. (This happens rarely.) It is also important to note that international students will be considered for each of these scholarships based upon their academic and artistic achievements. Specific information is available from the Office of Admission.
|Notre Dame de Namur University
1500 Ralston Avenue
Belmont, CA 94002
Tel: (650) 508-3500
Fax: (650) 508-3660
|Financial Aid Office
Notre Dame de Namur University
1500 Ralston Avenue
Belmont, CA 94002
Tel: (650) 508-3600
Fax: (650) 508-3426