Educational benefits are a key part of your total rewards from Notre Dame. They are designed to address the holistic needs of you and your family. Along with take-home pay, medical benefits, retirement benefits and work and life benefits, they give you a comprehensive package that is competitive and geared toward helping you address many aspects of your life. Learn more about the educational benefits the University offers that provide for your dependents as well as your own personal development.
Educational Benefits for Faculty, Staff, Retirees and Spouses
The University supports a number of scholarships and tuition remission programs to help faculty, staff, retirees and spouses meet their personal and professional goals.
Tuition Remission Benefits
Full-time faculty, staff, post-doctoral research associates, interns, visiting faculty, spouses as well as retired faculty, staff and spouses can use the tuition remission benefits towards Notre Dame graduate or undergraduate credits. This educational benefit provides 100 percent tuition remission for one undergraduate or graduate-level course up to three credits per semester.
Tuition Reimbursement Benefit
Full-time staff may use this benefit for non-Notre Dame programs. The tuition reimbursement benefit provides reimbursement for courses taken at an accredited institution as defined by the College Board towards an undergraduate or graduate degree. The maximum tuition reimbursement for the fiscal year (July 1 - June 30) is $5,250. This program also covers reimbursement for job-related certification or trade training. The maximum reimbursement for eligible certifications and trade training is $1,000 per fiscal year.
Scholarship Funds (Fred Freeman)
The Fred E. Freeman Staff Scholarship is available to eligible non-exempt staff and can be used toward post-secondary education, certification, or a college degree.
Public Service Loan Forgiveness
Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) is a program available to borrowers employed full-time in a public service job. As a not-for-profit organization that is tax-exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, the University of Notre Dame is a qualifying employer for this program.
The University provides tuition assistance to the children of eligible faculty and staff who are attending Notre Dame, Saint Mary's or any other accredited four-year institution, including benefits that apply during the Summer Session.