The NDMU Promise

The Promise Program is a financial aid program that provides University funding to students who have a financial need after completing the FAFSA. The program seeks to bridge the gap between the grants provided by state and federal governments and NDMU’s tuition and fees. We anticipate that 2023-2024 admitted students with a FAFSA family contribution of less than $3,250 will receive a grant package equal to their full tuition & fees. Unlike a loan, the student will not have to pay this money back.

Incoming residential students that are awarded the State’s Guaranteed Access Grant (i.e. have a family income of 130% or less of the federal poverty level) are guaranteed via NDMU’s Promise Program to be awarded a combined financial aid package of grants and scholarships equivalent to tuition, fees, and room & board.

To be considered for the program, students must file their FAFSA as soon as possible.

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Maryland Transfer Grant

Notre Dame of Maryland University is proud to offer the Maryland Transfer Grant to help make a quality education more accessible to Maryland residents. The grant is automatically applied to the financial aid package of accepted students who meet the criteria below, in addition to any merit scholarship offered.

  • Available to all new transfer students to Undergraduate Studies
  • Must be residents of Maryland
  • $5,000 awards
  • Not applicable to dual-enrollment students