Notre Dame Portable Tuition Benefit

Holy Cross College has always been grateful for the ways that children and dependents of employees of the University of Notre Dame have contributed to our campus. In order to recognize the importance of this community, Holy Cross College has adopted the following policy for children and eligible dependents of Notre Dame faculty and staff who are eligible for Notre Dame’s portable tuition benefit:

For each semester the portable tuition benefit is applied to Holy Cross College, children and dependents of eligible Notre Dame employees who are enrolled full-time will be awarded a financial aid package that covers the full cost of tuition and the comprehensive student fees. Thus, those who are eligible for the portable tuition benefit would pay $0 for tuition and fees. This benefit offered by Holy Cross College does not cover other costs such as room and board, books, travel, or any fees specific to a course, event, or program. Children and dependents may qualify for other sources of financial aid to cover these additional charges, however.

In order to cover the full cost of tuition and fees, financial aid packages may include Indiana, federal, and/or institutional aid for which the student is eligible. Holy Cross College will work to ensure that each student’s aid package is optimally awarded so that any remaining tuition and comprehensive fees are covered after the Notre Dame portable tuition benefit is applied. For maximum need-based financial aid consideration, the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) should be submitted to Holy Cross College.

Holy Cross College requires its first year and sophomore students to live on campus in residence halls. Students who will live at home with parents and commute to campus are exempt from this requirement. Holy Cross College has limited, need-based scholarships available for Notre Dame employee children and dependents who want to live in on-campus residence halls. For information about this residence scholarship, please contact the Office of Admissions.

Notre Dame employees should contact the Notre Dame Office of Human Resources to inquire about eligibility for the portable tuition benefit for children and dependents.

Questions about this policy can be directed to the Holy Cross College Office of Financial Aid.

This policy, officially articulated in 2018, will be applied to students enrolling academic year 2018-2019 and will be applied retroactively to ensure that current Holy Cross students who are eligible children or other eligible dependents of Notre Dame employees will be covered.