Financing Your Education

Saint Mary's is a proud participant in the Yellow Ribbon Program. For eligible veterans, this program provides additional assistance to cover tuition and fees that are not already covered by the Post–9/11 GI Bill. Some veterans may qualify to transfer eligibility to their children. To find out more about this program click here.

Saint Mary’s College will provide you with a culturally enriching education at a top-ranked liberal arts institution. We know affordability is a key topic in these uncertain economic times. Your education is an investment and your future is important. As you look at tuition costs, remember, the real cost of a college education can vary dramatically based on financial aid. Nearly 25 percent of our operating budget is devoted to financial aid and making a Saint Mary's education affordable for our families—sometimes actually lower than the cost of attending a public university.  To help  in comparing the net price to attend Saint Mary's College we have partnered with the College Board to provide a Net Price Calculator.


At Saint Mary's, we’re committed to providing financial support as well as academic and spiritual support. The value of a liberal arts education goes beyond technical preparation for your first job, it prepares you to be successful in today's global economy. Find out how you can make a difference in the world with an enriching education at Saint Mary’s College.

Financial Aid Statistics

At Saint Mary's we work hard to offer a top-tier education at an affordable price. We offer a full range of financial aid: grants, loans, campus employment, and scholarships.

  • More than 96 percent of Saint Mary’s students receive some form of financial aid, totaling more than $21 million in institutional grants and scholarships.
  • Five levels of merit scholarships are awarded by the Saint Mary’s Scholarship Committee.
  • Grants based on financial need are awarded in amounts proportional to need.
  • Work is available on campus to help finance your education while gaining valuable work experience.

Costs Before Financial Aid Considerations

2014–15 tuition and fees: $35,970
Average room and board: $10,930


Contact information for the Financial Aid Office

The Financial Aid Office is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Note: summer hours vary slightly—7:30 a.m. to  4:30 p.m.)

(574) 284-4557
(866) 502-7788

(574) 284-4818

Mailing Address:
Saint Mary's College
Financial Aid Office
141 Le Mans Hall
Notre Dame, IN 46556-5001