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Financing Options

The deadline to apply for tuition assistance is January 10, 2020.


Meeting the deadline is critical, as late applications will not be considered.  You must apply for tuition assistance each year to be considered for an award, as applications do not carry over from the prior year. New forms are required, so please review the required list of documents below to carefully ensure that you send in a completed application.


Tuition Assistance 2020-2021 school year

A Notre Dame education is an investment in your child’s future.  We are committed to making a Notre Dame education affordable for the largest number of young women possible, and provide tuition assistance to families with demonstrated need.  A thorough evaluative process begins with an online application through TADS, an independent financial aid processor, and a supplementary application for financial assistance.  We evaluate a family’s ability to pay tuition based on a variety of factors including income, net worth, housing costs, etc. Your private financial information is held with the utmost confidentiality. Our Tuition Assistance Program is designed to help those families who, even with their sacrifices, require additional funds to make a Notre Dame education affordable. 
How to Apply for Tuition Assistance

Families interested in applying for financial aid need to complete all of the required forms listed below. Forms are available through TADS.  Meeting the deadline is critical. Do not wait until your daughter is admitted to apply for tuition assistance as funding is limited and late applications will not be considered.  

Tuition Assistance Forms/ Worksheets/ Information 

TADS Application is to be completed and submitted online.  The link is below.  A fee of $33 will be assessed by TADS for application processing.  This is a REQUIRED FORM.  

Click here to apply at

Download the worksheet to help you prepare to fill out the TADS Financial Application. The worksheet is not the application and will not be accepted.   Please complete the online application using the link above.  In order to be considered for Financial Aid, all of the forms below must be completed, in addition to the TADS Financial Application.


Tuition Assistance Calendar

  • November 13, 2020  – Tuition Assistance forms available online
  • January 10, 2020 – Completed tuition assistance due
  • March 13, 2020 – Financial Aid Notifications will be included in Freshmen Contracts.
  • Week of April 3rd, 2020 – Financial Aid will be included in all upperclassmen student contracts.  Sign in to your SchoolAdmin page to review your award.
Mail supporting financial documents by January 10, 2020 to:
Notre Dame High School
1540 Ralston Avenue
Belmont, CA 94002
Attn: Tuition Assistance Processing
Required Forms
  • Signed copy of the financial aid checklist and statement document.REQUIRED FORM
  • TADS Aid application 2020-2021 School Year (Must be completed and submitted online) REQUIRED FORM
  • NDHS Supplemental Application for Financial Assistance (Upload copy to online TADS application AND send a hard copy to Notre Dame High School at address listed above) REQUIRED FORM
  • Copy of the following documents must be included: (REQUIRED DOCUMENTATION- Upload copy to online TADS application AND send a hard copy to Notre Dame High School at address listed above)
    • 2018 Federal and state income tax returns, including all supplementary schedules and exhibits
    • 2019 W-2's (when available in January)
    • Most Recent pay stubs of jobs that parents/guardians currently hold
    • If you file business/partnership/corporate/etc. tax filings, please submit a copy of the latest filing.
  • If applying for the Archdiocesan Scholarship, a Clergy Recommendation Form, from any faith, is required, and is part of the TADS application process. Please submit the completed clergy form to both TADS and to Notre Dame High School.  This form can be downloaded during the completion of the online TADS application. OPTIONAL FORM
Note: You may be asked for additional supporting documentation, including but not limited to the past 12 months of credit card, banking/brokerage and other financial third party statements, to corroborate income and/or expenditures.
Archdiocesan Catholic High School Scholarship Program 

Notre Dame High School also participates in the Archdiocesan Catholic High School Scholarship Program.  The San Francisco Archdiocesan Office of Catholic Schools administers this program and awards assistance to qualified applicants.  To qualify for this Scholarship, the family must demonstrate financial need and live within the territorial boundaries of the Archdiocese of San Francisco (which includes San Francisco, San Mateo and Marin counties). You do not need to be Catholic to apply for this scholarship. However, if you are applying you must submit a clergy recommendation from the pastor of your religious affiliation.  We encourage all eligible applicants to apply for both the Notre Dame Tuition Assistance Program and the Archdiocesan Catholic High School Scholarship Program.

The Pastor recommendation form is located at the end of the TADS online application.  Please carefully follow the instructions given. For further information, see the Archdiocesan Scholarship website.

Contact Information
Alisia Bergholm

Assistant Dean of Student Relations
650.595.1913 x262


Raena Mullan
Director of International Students
650.595.1913 x449



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