Notre Dame, while certainly providing a wonderful academic environment and superb education, does reflect this in the cost of attending the college. Annual tuition is more than $44,000. With room, board, and books, students are looking at close to $57,000 a year. Fortunately, over half of incoming freshmen are provided with need-based scholarship or grant aid. Almost 60 percent of undergrads borrow to pay for their education here and leave Notre Dame being on the hook for $30,000 in cumulative indebtedness.