Mendoza School of Business

EMNA Tuition & Financial Aid


Tuition cost for the 42-hour Executive MNA degree is $51,324 for the 2024-2025 academic year.

Applicants admitted will begin classes in summer term. The estimated student expense budget can be found at Notre Dame’s Office of Financial Aid.


Fellowships and Partner Organizations

The EMNA program offers merit-based fellowship funds and employer-specific fellowship funds to qualifying students each year via the online application. Students eligible for fellowships must meet all of the following criteria:

  • Outstanding academic performance
  • Strong commitment to a career in the nonprofit sector
  • Demonstrated potential for leadership

The EMNA program also maintains several partnerships with nonprofit organizations committed to professional development. Current employer-specific fellowship partners are described below.

Catholic Charities, Fort Worth (CCFW, TX) and the EMNA program have an academic partnership to provide a high-quality, in-demand educational opportunity to CCFW leaders chosen by CCFW to attend the EMNA program. The fellowship funds two-thirds of tuition for CCFW recipients who meet EMNA admissions requirements and are enrolled in the EMNA program.

Volunteers of America (VOA) and the EMNA program have teamed up to offer an executive development program for high-potential VOA employees. Through this program, VOA employees spend time on the University of Notre Dame campus learning from MNA faculty members about topics including “What it means to be a CEO in a Ministry of Service,” “Inspired Performance” and “Leading from Middle Management.”

In an effort to expand the collaboration with VOA, the EMNA program has offered a half-tuition scholarship opportunity to a VOA employee who has demonstrated strong values, high leadership potential and outstanding academic performance. Fellowships are restricted to VOA employees and are selected by VOA.

Applying for Financial Aid

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is the official application for federal student aid at the University of Notre Dame.



The Office of Financial Aid is responsible for loan opportunities.