Financial Aid Directory
If you are considering living off campus, we encourage you to visit The Off Campus Connector webpage at http://offcampus.nd.edu for news, events, and important information.
Undergraduate students who are considering moving off-campus often ask how it will impact their financial aid. We hope to answer your questions
with the following information:
Q: Does living off-campus impact my financial aid eligibility?
A: No. A
standard room and board amount is used to determine undergraduate students' cost of attendance
whether they live on or off-campus. The amount for the 2013/2014 school
year is approximately $12,512.
Some students think
off-campus living is less expensive. In evaluating the costs, students should consider all off-campus expenses such as rent, utilities, deposits, renter's
insurance, phone charges, food, furnishings, cleaning supplies, and
Q: Can I use
my financial aid to pay my off-campus expenses?
A: Maybe. The availability of financial aid for off-campus expenses will depend upon the charges on
your student account and the amount of your financial aid.
For example, if your tuition and fee charges for the fall semester
are $20,000 and your financial aid for the fall is
$21,000, then you have $1,000 available to be refunded to you for your off-campus expenses. It is important to plan accordingly as refunds can not be released until the first day of class and you have completed the ND Roll Call process.
On the other hand, if your tuition and fee charges for the fall semester are $20,000 and your financial aid for the fall is $14,000, you would owe $6,000 to the University
in addition to providing for your off-campus living expenses.
Every situation is different. Students must look at their financial
aid eligibility and University charges to determine if there will
be a credit balance on their student account to assist with off-campus
living expenses. insideND
is a good resource to use to look up your financial aid and student
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