Notre Dame accused of admissions practice benefiting wealthy families, potential donors

The University of Notre Dame is among a group of 16 elite universities accused of acting as "a price-fixing cartel" to raise tuition rates and limit the amount of students needing financial aid. 

In a class action lawsuit filed Sunday, plaintiffs argue private institutions including Notre Dame, Northwestern, and University of Chicago limits the amount of admitted students needing financial aid, "by maintaining admissions systems that favor the children of wealthy past or potential future donors". 

They're accused of a methodology of evaluating applicants that includes consideration of the student's ability to pay tuition. 

The University of Notre Dame had no comment on the litigation, when contacted by ABC57. 

Read the full allegations, here.

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