In accordance with various federal laws and regulations, including the Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended by the Higher Education Opportunity Act (2008), Notre Dame of Maryland University (NDMU) makes available to prospective students, current students, and employees the following information.
Request Institutional Information
For more information about opportunities for undergraduate or graduate studies, contact the Admissions Office.
Student Complaint Resolution
To comply with this regulation, NDMU makes every effort to resolve student complaints internally, using policies and procedures primarily outlined on the NDMU Policy Page, in the University Catalogs and in the Student Handbook. Students are expected to familiarize themselves and fully utilize any and all administrative policies, procedures and/or resources provided by NDMU.
Statement of Misrepresentation
NDMU is committed to fostering a community of the highest integrity. Further, NDMU is prohibited under federal regulations (CFR title 34 sections 668.71-74) from making any false, erroneous, or misleading statement directly or indirectly to a student, prospective student, member of the public, accrediting agency, state agency, or the U.S. Department of Education.
Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund
Section 18004(a)(1) Student Portion
On March 27, 2020, Congress passed with bipartisan support the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, which was signed into law by President Trump. As a part of this legislation, institutions of higher education were provided with funding to provide emergency financial aid grants to students for expenses related to the disruption of campus operations due to coronavirus such as food, housing, course materials, technology, health care, and child-care expenses.
NDMU distributed funding based on financial need to all undergraduate students who filed a FAFSA. Amounts varied based on an individual student’s circumstances.
In accordance with Section 18004(e) of the CARES Act, NDMU has compiled a use of funds initial report. There have been no changes from the initial report as of October 19, 2020.
Section 18004(a)(1) Institutional Portion & (a)(2)
In accordance with Section 18004(e) of the CARES Act, NDMU has compiled a use of funds quarterly report as of September 30, 2020.
General Institutional Information
- Academic Programs, Faculty, and Facilities
- Accreditation and Program Approval
- Articulation Agreements
- Career and Job Placement Services
- Copyright Policies and Related Sanctions
- Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) & Privacy of Student Records
- Institutional Effectiveness
- Instructional Technologies: Privacy & Accessibility
- Nondiscrimination Policy
- Price of Attendance
- Services for Students with Disabilities
- Student Activities
- Student Diversity (Fact Sheet)
- Study Abroad Information
- Teacher Preparation Program Reporting
- Textbook Information
- Transfer of Credit Policies
Consumer Information from USDE
Constitution Day is held on September 17th of each year, commemorating the September 17, 1787 signing of the Constitution. Related programming is conducted by the Loyola-Notre Dame Library during the month of September.
Accreditation and Program Approval
- Notre Dame of Maryland University is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education.
- Notre Dame of Maryland University is a member of the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (NC-SARA) and belongs to the Southern Regional Education Board. Additional information on NC-SARA and NDMU’s State by State authorization is available on NDMU’s State Authorization webpage.
- The School of Education is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE).
- The School of Nursing is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).
- The School of Pharmacy is accredited through the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education. More details can be found on the School of Pharmacy's website.
- Business programs are accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs.
- Degree and certificate programs across the University are approved by the Maryland Higher Education Commission (MHEC).
- The Maryland State Department of Education and MHEC collaborate on the approval of education programs.
- The Maryland Board of Nursing and MHEC collaborate on the approval of nursing programs.
Student Financial Assistance
- Aid from Federal, State, Local and Institutional Sources
- Contact Financial Aid Staff
- FERPA and Financial Aid
- How to Apply
- Net Price Calculator
- Penalties for Drug Law Violation
- Policies for Maintaining Financial Aid
- Refund Policy and Withdrawal from the University
Student Loan Information
- Department of Education Student Loan Information
- Exit Counseling
- Institutional Code of Conduct for Education Loans
- Loan Disclosures
Health & Safety
- Annual Campus Security Clery Report
- Drug and Alcohol Use: Policies and Prevention (PDF)
- Emergency Notification & Missing Student Policy and Procedures
- Interim Heroin and Opioid Addiction and Prevention Policy
- Maryland Registered Sex Offenders
- Title IX - Sexual Misconduct Policy and Procedures
- Vaccination Policies
Information Security Policies/Standards and Acceptable Use Policy
- Acceptable Usage Policy (PDF)
- Data and Information Security Policy, Standards, Guidelines (PDF)
- NDMU Information Security Policy (PDF)
Intercollegiate Athletic Program
Athletic Program Participation and Financial Support (PDF) - Equity in Athletics Disclosure Act
Transfer Student Resources
For information about transfer credits and articulation agreements for undergraduate students, please use the following resources:
- Women's College Transfer Students
- College of Adult Undergraduate Studies Transfer Students
- College of Graduate & Professional Studies Transfer Students
- Articulation Agreements
These disclosures are to prospective and enrolled students where a program is designed to be offered by another entity:
Copyright Policies & Related Sanctions
Copyright laws protect the rights of creators of works of music, visual art, texts (artistic, informational, scholarly, editorial etc.), plastic arts, architecture, software, multimedia works, dance, drama, or other activities and products covered by federal copyright law (U. S. Code Title 17). Students, faculty and staff of Notre Dame of Maryland University are expected to follow fair use guidelines of copyrighted material.
Extensive information on copyright in academia is provided online by the Copyright Clearance Center. Loyola-Notre Dame Library also provides information to help students, faculty and staff understand fair use with respect to materials accessed through the library.
Fair use guidelines govern photocopying as well as other means of utilizing copyrighted material. Style manuals such as The Chicago Manual of Style, the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (APA), and the MLA Style Manual and Guide to Scholarly Publishing provide guidance on how to cite sources within various academic disciplines.
Violations of copyright law include plagiarism, which is an honor charge. Information on the NDMU Honor Board may be found in the Student Handbook.
Unauthorized downloading or illegal distribution of copyrighted material of any kind is strictly against the NDMU honor code and federal law. Any breach of this policy is considered illegal, and any member of the NDMU community involved in such a violation will be subject to disciplinary action. NDMU uses network software to actively detect and shut down illegal music downloads and certain classes of peer-to-peer file-sharing activity; however, individuals are responsible for using network software within approved guidelines.
Teacher Preparation Program Reporting
Teacher preparation programs are required by federal law to submit a report annually to the state that describes its goals, pass rates on certain exams, and certain assurances. Each state submits to the U.S. Department of Education a report that contains state-level and institutional information. These reports are available to the general public. For more information, see the Title II reports.
All NDMU Students can access the course schedule through WebAdvisor under sections. Students are directed from the course schedule through a web integration program to the bookstore site where students can find by course the ISBN numbers and retail prices of both required texts and recommended supplemental material. The bookstore staff and website offer cost-saving strategies for students when it comes to purchasing textbooks.
Book Advance funds are available to students who anticipate a refund from financial aid.
Bookstore staff and students can find the number of students enrolled in a course and the maximum enrollment allowed for a course through WebAdvisor. The Registrar’s Office also has this information.
Voting is essential to the operation of a healthy democracy. In the United States, voters must register prior to an election in order to be eligible to vote. Notre Dame of Maryland University is committed to making voter information and online registration forms available.
- Register to Vote
- Voter Lookup - for those unsure if and/or where you are registered in Maryland
- Request an Absentee Ballot - for those unable to vote during early voting or on Election Day
- Find out if you are eligible to register to vote in Maryland.
- National Voter Registration Form (non-Maryland residents)
Special rules apply for residents of New Hampshire, North Dakota, and Wyoming; be sure to check your state election websites, using these resources:
- All states' election websites (U.S. Election Assistance Commission)
- Election information for all states (Rock the Vote)