Financial Assistance, Merit & Talent Awards

We understand that sending your daughter to Notre Dame Prep is an investment for your family.

Transformation for Life
Because we want to make our financial aid process less complex, we have provided here extensive information about financial assistance.
The Notre Dame Preparatory School Admissions Team is available to answer any questions you may have about the process. 

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  • Tuition for 2024-2025

    Tuition for the 2024-2025 school year for all grades is $23,600 plus laptop (9th grade only). NDP's Middle Level has a required bring-your-own-laptop (BYOL) program.

Financial Aid & Assistance

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  • Need-Based Financial Aid

    Apply for Financial Aid  between November 1, 2023, and January 1, 2024, through FACTS, our tuition assistance program. 
    For need-based financial aid, NDP uses FACTS Grant & Aid and Assessment. Anyone wanting to be considered for need-based aid needs to submit a financial aid application to FACTS between November 1, 2023, and January 1, 2024. Need-based financial aid awards are granted after a thorough review of the family’s completed FACTS application. All aid is awarded on a yearly basis and is continued each subsequent year if the family's financial need is indicated on the FACTS report. Students must be in good standing in all aspects of student life. 

    Grants and scholarships comprise NDP’s need-based aid and all students who apply for financial assistance through FACTS will be considered for both scholarships and grants. Scholarship availability changes from year to year, therefore we are unable to publish a definite listing of them.  NDP scholarships are available to entering freshmen; limited aid is available to entering sixth graders. Once enrolled, parents must make an application to FACTS each year in order to continue to receive grants or scholarships. 

    In order to be considered for financial assistance, the following must be submitted to FACTS by January 1, 2024
    1. A completed financial aid form sent to FACTS Grant and Aid Assessment. FACTS enrollment link
    2. FACTS will ask for prior year W2s as we realize that current year W2s will not be available until the end of January.  We do ask that when you receive your current year W2s, you upload them to FACTS. 

    All decisions on financial awards will be mailed to all grade 6 and grade 9 students in February, along with admissions decision letters. FACTS applications received after the January deadline will be reviewed only if funds are still available. 
    Financial aid is only available to incoming 6th and 9th graders. There is no financial aid to off-grade applicants. 
  • Gateway Merit and Talent Awards for 9th-Grade Applicants (includes academic merit and talent awards)

    NDP is pleased to recognize talented students who excel in the classroom as well as in other areas, such as performing and visual arts and STEAM, through our Gateway Awards. 

    The Upper Level Gateway Academic Achievement Award recognizes the academic achievements of incoming 9th graders into NDP. Any accepted student to NDP’s 9th-grade class for the 2024-2025 school year, who meets the following criteria (all of it), will earn this award, which is the equivalent of a quarter scholarship (25% of tuition). 
    • Letter grade of A on first quarter or first trimester 8th-grade report card in math and Reading/ELA/English
    • 90th percentile or higher in Reading, Math, and ELA (as applicable) on Spring 2023 or Fall 2023 school standardized tests scores
    • 90% or higher on the HSPT in each of the following categories
      • Reading
      • Language
      • Math
      Gateway Talent Awards in Theatre, Visual Arts, Music (Band, Chorus, Orchestra), STEAM, and Dance of $3,000 will be awarded to students who audition/try out and are selected by the appropriate selection committee. A minimum of one talent award will be awarded in each category. There are separate applications for each talent award. Gateway talent applicants must also submit an admissions application as part of the Gateway Awards process. For specific details, click on the scholarship application instructions:

      Detailed application information will be forthcoming.

    • Gateway Talent Awards In Athletics for 9th-Grade Applicants

      The Gateway Talent Award in Athletics Awards recognizes incoming ninth-grade students who show exceptional talent in the sports of basketball, cross county, field hockey,  lacrosse, soccer, swimming, track, and volleyball who are accepted into Notre Dame Preparatory School’s ninth-grade class, and who plan to participate in the athletic program each year. A $3,000 award is given each year for four years. 

      Detailed application information will be forthcoming.
    • Gateway Merit and Talent Awards for 6th-Grade Applicants (includes academic merit and talent)

      Several merit awards are available to incoming 6th-grade students who meet specific academic requirements that include school report card grades, standardized test scores, and the ISEE Test. Prospective 6th-grade students have the opportunity to apply for Gateway Talent Awards in STEAM, Creative Writing, Band and Orchestra. Please email for details.

      • External Scholarships and Awards

        BOOST: Broadening Options and Opportunities for Students Today 

        Who’s eligible for BOOST? 
        • Low-income students whose family income is at or below 185% of the federal poverty level
        • Family of 2 (e.g., one adult and one child): $29,637
        • Family of 3: $37,296
        • Family of 4: $44,955
        • For additional family size information, visit Public school students, as well as current nonpublic school students, may apply.
        • Visit find a List of Eligible Schools. Contact schools directly to be sure they intend to participate in the BOOST program.
        How can you prepare to apply? The Maryland nonpublic schools’ coalition, Maryland Council for American Private Education (CAPE), wants your family to be notified as soon as the scholarship application process opens. Take these TWO steps in preparation:
        1. Visit to enter your information so we can notify you immediately when the application process is opened, and keep you updated about the program.
        2. APPLY to the school or schools that your children are interested in attending. Please be sure that your desired school choices are on the List of Eligible Schools. 
        More information and applications will be available on the Maryland State Department of Education’s website at OR contact the Maryland Catholic Conference at or 443-510-4501.

        The Frederick M. Gossman Memorial High School Scholarship is designed to assist sons and daughters of members of the Knights of Columbus in paying tuition at accredited Catholic high schools, three grants of $1,500 per year, for up to four years, will be awarded. Awards are made on the basis of academic excellence, personal qualifications, and financial need.

        The Maryland State Council of the Knights of Columbus is the sponsor of several high school scholarships for its members and for Catholic students in general. The application period begins November 1st and all applications must be received by the scholarship committee no later than March 1st. For more information or for applications, visit their web site, or write to: Maryland State Council Knights of Columbus 10815 Stang Road Owings Mills, MD 21117.

        The Knott Scholarship Funds award four-year, full-tuition scholarships to attend a Catholic parish elementary school, Catholic high school, Catholic college in Baltimore City, or in Anne Arundel, Baltimore, Carroll, Frederick, Harford, or Howard counties. These scholarships are awarded to Catholic students who excel in academics. To apply, the student MUST meet ALL of the criteria listed on the website. Contact: The Knott Scholarship Funds 5850 Waterloo Road, Suite 140 Columbia, MD 21045 443-325-7884 or visit

        This scholarship, awarded through The Colleen and Erin Marlatt Scholarship Fund, is intended to recognize the significant sacrifices made by teachers and administrators who have accepted God's call to the ministry of Catholic education. To be eligible to apply, a student must be a dependent of a full-time teacher or administrator with 3 or more years in a Catholic elementary or high school within the Archdiocese of Baltimore, The student must be entering as a freshman at a Catholic high school. Contact: Colleen and Erin Marlatt Scholarship Fund, Inc. P.O. Box 321 Clarksville, MD 21029-0321 Email: Fax: 410-796-6329

        The William J. O'Brien, Jr., Memorial High School Scholarship: 
        Three grants of $1,500 per year for up to four years will be awarded. Open to Catholic students officially accepted at (or students at) accredited Catholic high schools in the jurisdiction of the Maryland State Knights of Columbus. Eligibility is open to Catholic students who are residents of the state of Maryland, and to children and grandchildren of a member of a Knights of Columbus council within the jurisdiction of Maryland. Applications are judged on academic excellence, personal qualifications, and financial need.

        The Daniel Rudd Scholarship Fund is administered by the Office and Board of African American Catholic Ministries in the Archdiocese of Baltimore. The scholarship, named after the founder of the National Black Catholic Congress, is open to low-income Catholic students currently residing in the metropolitan area of Baltimore and enrolled in a Catholic elementary or high school within the Archdiocese of Baltimore. For more information, call 410-625-8472 or email

        Sponsored by the Gary Lee Ryon Jr. Memorial Foundation, Inc. scholarships are awarded to 8th-grade students accepted into a Washington or Baltimore Catholic high school. For more information, please email Betty Ryon at Applications must be postmarked no later than May 1st of the applicant's 8th-grade year.

        The Theresa F. Truschel Foundation: Established to provide scholarships to students attending Catholic schools at all levels, as well as to provide grants to Catholic institutions and organizations helping those in need who require temporary financial assistance to support themselves and their families. Applications must be postmarked by April 30th. Contact: P.O. Box 19142 Baltimore, MD 21284 Phone 410-494-4463 Fax: 410-494-4492.

        Email: TheresaFTruschel@gmail.com Each individual school may award scholarships based on certain criteria. Contact the school office for more information.

      529 Savings Plans

      Click on the links below to learn about 529 Savings Plans and how these may be used to help pay for K-12 private school. 

      NDP's Tuition Refund Plan

      Click on the link below to learn about NDP's Tuition Refund Plan. 

      Notre Dame Preparatory School

      An Independent, Catholic Girls School, Grades 6-12, Sponsored by the School Sisters of Notre Dame