SSLP Financial and Scholarship Information

SSLP Financial and Scholarship Information

​Q: How do the SSLP scholarships and stipends work?

A:  In the spring, you’ll receive $500 to cover expenses for the daily commute and other incidental costs you may incur over the summer.  Upon completion of all requirements of the course--including your work at your site and the course assignments--you will receive a scholarship of up to $2200 towards the tuition and room and board you owe in your fall semester.  

Q: What if I anticipate financial difficulty in being able to travel to the city of my SSLP?

A: For students with financial need, a stipend is available for transportation to and from the city of your SSLP immersion. We do not want financial need to prevent a student from participating in the SSLP. For more information, contact Ben Wilson (bwilson2@nd.edu).

Q.  Will the SSLP scholarship affect my financial aid package offered by the University?

A:  It depends.  For some examples of  how the SSLP scholarship might affect your financial aid package, see the chart below.  Athletes on full athletic scholarship cannot receive the SSLP scholarship and other athletes will need to confirm with the Athletic Compliance Office about their team restrictions to see if they are able to receive the scholarship.

The SSLP award ($2,200) may result in an adjustment to the student’s financial assistance. Your University scholarship typically will not be affected; however, the total value of the student’s financial assistance, including the SSLP award, cannot exceed the student’s cost of attendance. In some cases, the SSLP award will reduce or eliminate Federal Work-Study and/or need-based loans (e.g., Federal Direct Subsidized Loan, Federal Perkins Loan, or Notre Dame Loan). Please see below for examples of how the SSLP award may impact a student’s  financial assistance.

*Students in this situation are encouraged to make an appointment with the Office of Financial Aid to discuss their particular circumstances.

Student Receiving Non-Need-Based Financial Assistance

Sample Financial Aid

(Original)

Sample Financial Aid

(including SSLP Award)

$67,000 Cost of Attendance $67,000 Cost of Attendance
$5,500 Federal Direct Unsubsidized Loan $5,500 Federal Direct Unsubsidized Loan
$2,850 Campus Employment $2,850 Campus Employment
    $2,200 SSLP Award
$58,650 Family Share $56,450 Family Share

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Student Receiving Need-Based and Non-Need-Based Assistance

Sample Financial Aid

(Original)

Sample Financial Aid

(including SSLP Award)

$67,000 Cost of Attendance $67,000 Cost of Attendance
$45,000 University Scholarship $45,000 University Scholarship
$2,850 Campus Employment $2,850 Campus Employment
$4,000 Notre Dame Subsidized Loan $4,000 Notre Dame Subsidized Loan
$4,000 Federal Direct Subsidized Loan $1,800 Federal Direct Subsidized Loan
$1,500 Federal Direct Unsubsidized Loan $3,700 Federal Direct Unsubsidized Loan
    $2,200 SSLP Award
$9,650 Family Share $7,450 Family Share
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

Student Receiving Need-Based Assistance

Sample Financial Aid

(Original)

Sample Financial Aid

(including SSLP Award)

$67,000 Cost of Attendance $67,000 Cost of Attendance
$2,500 Provost Scholarship $2,500 Provost Scholarship
$5,500 University Scholarship $5,500 University Scholarship
$1,500 ND Club Scholarship $1,500 ND Club Scholarship
$2,850 Federal Work Study $2,200 SSLP Award
$5,500 Federal Direct Subsidized Loan $2,850 Campus Employment
    $5,500 Federal Direct Subsidized Loan
$49,150 Family Share $46,950 Family Share
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Student Receiving Need-Based Assistance - SSLP Award Exceeds Cost of Attendance*

Sample Financial Aid

(Original)

Sample Financial Aid

(including SSLP Award)

$67,000 Cost of Attendance $67,000 Cost of Attendance
$11,200 Provost Scholarship $11,200 Provost Scholarship
$54,800 University Scholarship $53,600 University Scholarship
    $2,200 SSLP Award
$1,000 Family Share $0 Family Share

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

*Students in this situation are encouraged to make an appointment with the Office of Financial Aid to discuss their particular circumstances.

 
Q: Where does the funding for the SSLP scholarships come from?  

A: The strong presence of Notre Dame Clubs throughout the country makes the SSLP possible in over 120 cities each summer.  In addition to establishing meaningful service placements at local organizations in their area and arranging for students to receive room and board at no cost to students, Notre Dame Clubs provide funding for the SSLP scholarships and stipends.  Many of the smaller Notre Dame Clubs, however, are unable to generate enough funding for the full amount of the scholarship and larger Clubs often ask for assistance so that they can sponsor multiple students.

The James F. Andrews Endowment and the James F. Andrews Memorial Scholarship Fund were established in 1981 in memory of Jim Andrews, a 1961 graduate of Notre Dame and co-founder of Universal Press Syndicate, to launch and sustain the Summer Service Learning Program.  After Jim Andrews' death in 1980, his partner at Universal Press Syndicate, John McMeel, his wife, Kathleen Andrews, and Richard Conklin, then Assistant Vice President for Public Relations and Information at the University, established the James F. Andrews Endowment as a unique and fitting memorial for a compassionate man who studied, wrote about, and acted upon the social problems of his time. Jim was known as a person who drew out the gifts and talents of young people. Contributors to the fund have included a number of the creators and writers associated with Andrews McMeel Universal.  In affirming students’ sharing of their talents and gifts in service with others, the SSLP continues what Jim Andrews began, drawing out the gifts and talents of young people in response to social concerns.  

For Notre Dame Clubs unable to provide the full $2700 per student, the James F. Andrews Memorial Scholarship Fund provides up to $1500 for up to four students per Notre Dame Club.  Since 1981, the James F. Andrews Memorial Scholarship Fund has awarded more than 3,000 Andrews Scholarships to students who have participated in the Summer Service Learning Program.  Kathy Andrews and John McMeel have remained closely involved in the Summer Service Learning Program since its inception and through their continued generosity, have enabled the SSLP staff to enhance and share this innovative model of service learning.  

Notre Dame Clubs sponsor students with a $2,200 Social Concerns Scholarship and a $500 stipend. Many of the smaller Clubs are unable to generate enough funding for the full amount of the scholarship, so the Andrews Fund provides up to $1,500. Larger Clubs have asked for assistance so that they can sponsor multiple students.

Since 1981 the James F. Andrews Memorial Scholarship Fund has awarded a total of 2,658 Social Concerns Scholarships to students who have participated in the Summer Service Learning Program (SSLP). The hope is that the SSLP affirms the students' sharing of their talents and gifts in service with others. In this way, the SSLP continues what Jim Andrews began, drawing out the gifts and talents of young people in response to social concerns.