My son was accepted regular application. He's attending now so that tells you that we thought the package was sufficient to allow him to attend. He was also accepted early action to Boston College, to their honors program, and received an amount so small as to be laughable. He was accepted to Washington and Lee with a somewhat better offer but one that wasn't enough for us to actually afford to send him. Notre Dame was the last place we heard from and we had pretty much settled on a very nice LAC that had been very generous when we received the offer from ND. We were very naive about aid since this was our first child to go off to college. We sent the same financial info to everyone and expected those that only gave need based aid to come up with the same basic EFC. If ND holds true to form, you can expect them to really look at your information and figure out what is necessary for you to actually attend. It's not a walk in the park financially but it's doable.
my s received the FA package including all possible aids (federal perkins loan, sub stafford loan, unsub stafford loan, work assistance and ND scholarship). He is applying for some outside scholarships now. If he get some of them, which one could be reduced first among those aids? ND scholarship first and work assistance sencond .....?