Notre Dame Financial Aid Help!

<p>Our family financial circumstances changed drastically (for the worse) right before Christmas. I've already completed the FAFSA and have indicated this on the space for extra information on the CSS, as well as sending ND a letter explaining this. However, because it changed as the year was almost up, our taxes indicate that our EFC is about 25,000! (Which, would be a fair number IF our situation had not changed.) I was accepted EA, is Notre Dame pretty good about dealing with these kinds of things?</p>

<p>I have my heart set on ND, but I also don't want to be saddled with a ton of student loans after I get out, especially because I am considering graduate school.</p>