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Dates to Remember

Undergraduate & Graduate*

Fall Term 2008

August 22-24 Wolfpack Welcome
August 25 Classes begin
August 29
Add deadline
October 24 Withdraw deadline
& last day to apply for graduation
December 5 Last day of classes
December 6-12 Final Exams

Spring Term 2009

January 9 New Student Orientation
January 12 Classes begin
January 16 Add deadline
March 13 Withdraw deadline
& last day to apply for graduation
April 28 Last day of classes
May 1-7 Final Exams
May 9 Commencement - all colleges

*College of Law dates on Law Bulletin


All regular students are assessed tuition and fees on a semester basis.

These fees and the tuition pay for only about 75 percent of the actual cost of operating Loyola for one year. The other 25 percent is made up with funds raised by the Annual Support Program from alumni, friends, faculty, staff, foundations, corporations, and revenues from the university endowment.

Applicants for admission to Loyola and students who need assistance in paying for their education are encouraged to apply for financial aid.


Because of the uncertainty of the economy and budgetary projections, Loyola University reserves the right to change tuition, fees, or other charges printed herein. The rates for 2007-08 only are listed below.


Graduate tuition is assessed according to the graduate program of enrollment.

Communications $591 per credit hr.
Counseling $591 per credit hr.
Education $379 per credit hr.
Religious Studies $379 per credit hr.
Business Administration—M.B.A.  
  New students & continuing students entered fall 2005 or after $761 per credit hr.
  Continuing students entered prior to fall 2005 $690 per credit hr.
Music $591 per credit hr.
  Nursing (not online) $384 per credit hr.
  Nursing online new and continuing students entered fall 2006 or after $551 per credit hr.
  Nursing online continuing students entered prior to fall 2006 $441 per credit hr.
Criminal Justice $477 per credit hr.
Loyola Institute for Ministry $252 per credit hr.


For Beginning Students

Application fee—M.B.A. (not refundable) $50

Application fee—other graduate (not refundable)

Acceptance deposit—full-time graduate except M.B.A. (not refundable)
  Campus residents (includes housing deposit) $300
Off campus $200

For All Students

University Center Fee

This fee is dedicated to the partial support of the Joseph A. Danna Center including the cost of utilities, furnishings, maintenance, and cleaning of the building, as well as the programming activities sponsored by the University Programming Board.

Full-time (9 cr. hrs. or more) $113 per sem.  
Part-time (8 cr. hrs. or less) $56.50 per sem.  

Student Government Association Fee

This fee supports the operation of the Student Government Association to include funding the internal operations of the SGA and recognized student organizations.

Full-time $40 per sem.  
Part-time $20 per sem.  

Athletic Fee

This fee was levied in response to a student referendum in 1991 and provides the majority of the support of the university’s intercollegiate athletic program supplemented only by fund-raising. No funds from tuition revenue are used to support the athletic program. All students are entitled to free admission to all regular season games by presenting their Loyola Express Card at the entrance.

Full-time $100 per sem.  
Part-time $45 per sem.  

Publications Fee

This fee, supplemented only by paid advertisements, supports the publication of the student magazine, The Wolf. Each student is entitled to a copy of each of the four issues published during the academic year.

Fall semester only $20

Information Technology Fee

This fee provides for unlimited high speed access to the Internet and intranet servers for e-mail, web, news, chat, FTP, TELNET, and online library research services. Access to these services is available from anywhere on campus—computer labs, classrooms, common areas, and residence hall rooms.

Full-time $175 per sem.  
Part-time $87.50 per sem.  

Graduation Fee

This fee is assessed once the student applies for graduation. It provides the graduate with a cap and gown, the diploma cover, the graduation ceremony, and lifetime transcripts. Students are billed during the graduation term.

Senior $250    

Contingent Fees

Late registration $20  
Late payment $100  
Student Health Insurance (cost varies). $980 per year  
M.S.N. Clinical Practicum $500 per clinic course  


Students are encouraged to make payments via our online payment system at Payments may also be made by check or money order made payable to Loyola University with the bill remittance stubs. Students not wishing to have their social security numbers placed on their payments should contact the Office of the Bursar for available alternative options. Cash transactions are discouraged. A charge of $10 will be assessed for each check returned from the bank. VISA and MasterCard charges greater than $50 will be accepted as payment on the tuition account.


Charges for room and board are due on a semester basis. Room rent is billed along with tuition and fees. The residence hall contracts are for both fall and spring semesters. Board is voluntary and therefore paid separately.

Room Rates 2007-08 Double Room Single Room
Cabra Hall $2,251 per sem. $3,112 per sem.
Room Guarantee deposit
(not refundable but total deposit is applicable to room rent)

Residence Council Fee

This fee applies only to students residing on campus and supports the programming efforts and activities of the respective residence councils.

Cabra Residence Council fee $30 per sem.  

Rates apply to the academic semester only. The Christmas holiday period and between semesters are not included in the room charges. Information on accommodations may be obtained from the Office of Residential Life.

Meal Plans (Board)

Loyola Dining Services offers several meal plan options that offer a combination of all-you-can-eat meals and the declining balance dollars, known as Wolf Bucks. The all-you-can-eat meals include breakfast, dinners, and weekend brunches. Wolf Bucks are used for a la carte lunches, snacks, and late night dining.

Weekly Plans: Any 10, 12, or 14 all-you-can-eat meals each week. The weekly plan includes $660 Wolf Bucks per semester.

14 meals per week $1,831
12 meals per week $1,800
10 meals per week $1,769

Semester Plans: Any 50, 75, or 100 all-you-can-eat meals each semester in any combination and at any point in time. The semester plan includes $500 Wolf Bucks per semester.

50 meals per semester $ 815
75 meals per semester $ 950
100 meals per semester $1,100

Wolf Bucks Only: Students may select from four plans, and a 5% free bonus has been added to the $1500 and $2000 Wolf Buck Only plans.

$1,500 get an extra $75 free for a total of $1,575
$2,000 get an extra $100 free for a total of $2100

Additional Wolf Bucks may be purchased in $100 increments. While all students living in the residence halls are required to participate in a meal plan, freshmen must choose one of the weekly meal plans. Sophomores must select at least the $750 Wolf Bucks Only plan but may select any plan higher in cost. Juniors and seniors must select at least the $500 Wolf Bucks Only plan but may select any plan offered.

For more information about our meal plans, please visit our website at

Loyola Express Card

A Loyola student identification card, known as the Loyola Express Card, is much more than just an identification card. It is a fast, safe, convenient, and economical way to make purchases all over campus. You simply deposit money into your Express Card account, and then purchases made are deducted from your balance. It has proven to be an excellent method to pre-plan and monitor expenditures.

As long as you have money in your Express Card account, you will be able to make purchases all over campus without carrying cash, checks, or change. All campus food service locations, Loyola Bookstore, Central Reproduction, the Convenience Store, Dunbar's, Student Health Service, Student Government Association, and residence hall laundry machines all accept the Loyola Express Card. Deposits to the card may be made in the Office of the Bursar, Marquette Hall, Room 270. For deposit information, please call (504) 865-2388.

Funds deposited to the Loyola Express Card carry over from one semester to the next until spent. Balances in excess of $10 in a Loyola Express Card account will be refunded only if a member officially severs ties with the university by graduating, transferring, or otherwise leaving the university. Refund forms may be completed at the Office of Student Finance and must be accompanied by written proof of separation unless you are graduating. Refunds will be applied first to any outstanding university debt, with remaining funds issued, by check, to the student.


Incoming students and returning students who have preregistered are mailed a bill for tuition, fees, residence hall charges, and board plans prior to the beginning of the semester. All payments are due 30 days from the billing date unless other arrangements have been made. Accounts not paid by the due date will be placed in a past due status.

Students who are not early registrants, students taking special program courses or continuing education courses, and all international students must pay in full at the time of registration.

A late fee of $100 will be assessed on accounts in past due status. If a bill is not received or if an adjustment should be made to the bill, the student should contact the Office of Student Finance so that payment can be made by the deadline. Students who have not met their financial obligations or made appropriate arrangements through the Office of Student Finance have not officially completed registration and may be subject to removal from enrollment and will not be allowed to register for subsequent semesters. Students whose checks are returned from the bank as unpaid also are subject to removal from enrollment.

Loyola will withhold statements of honorable dismissal, transcripts, the diploma, and all other reports or materials until all indebtedness to the university has been paid or until satisfactory arrangements have been made with the vice president for finance and administration. No one will be allowed to enroll for subsequent semesters as long as prior financial indebtedness has not been satisfied. It is also the policy of Loyola to withhold transcripts, registration, and diplomas on any student who has defaulted on a Guaranteed Student Loan, Stafford Loan, Direct Loan, Perkins Loan, NDSL, or other student loan. In the event that the delinquent account is placed with an outside agency for collection, all collection costs, attorney fees, and court costs incurred will be passed on to the student.

Employer Tuition Reimbursement Program

For graduate business working students with employer reimbursement plans, the university will defer payment on 90 percent of tuition and regular fees. To become eligible for this deferment, the student must submit to the dean’s office a copy of the employer’s reimbursement policy and each semester submit verification on company letterhead of the student’s eligibility in the plan. By the university’s payment due date each semester, a promissory note and information release must be executed in the dean’s office, and 10 percent of tuition and regular fees plus any other charges must be paid in the Office of the Bursar.

Payment in full will be required 30 days after grades are due in the dean’s office. Other reports, such as transcripts and diplomas, are withheld until the final payment is received.


Although Loyola has no monthly payment plan of its own, students may subscribe to one of two plans offered by outside companies.

TuitionPay by Sallie Mae and Tuition Management Systems, Inc. offer families several monthly payment options to help make education expenses more affordable. The interest-free monthly payment option enables families to spread all or part of the annual tuition, fees, residence hall charges, and board plans over equal, monthly payments. There are no interest charges, only a small annual fee. This plan includes life insurance protection covering the unpaid balance at no additional cost. Low-interest monthly payment options, including an unsecured loan and a home equity credit line, are also available. Please contact the Office of Student Finance at (504) 865-3337.


A student who withdraws from a course before the end of the term may be entitled to a refund of a percentage of the tuition charged for that course. The university’s general policy on refunds is described below. Federal statute requires an alternate calculation for recipients of federal Title IV financial assistance, and it is described as well.

TUITION—Students who withdraw from the university or from a course may be entitled to a refund of a percentage of their tuition. Students who withdraw must return a completed withdrawal form to the Office of Student Records. Mere cessation of attendance does not constitute withdrawal. The date of receipt of the withdrawal notice by the Office of Student Records will determine the amount of tuition refunded. Refunds are a percentage of the tuition payable in the semester in which the student withdraws, not a percentage of the total amount billed. Only tuition is refundable. No refunds are made when a student is suspended or dismissed for academic, disciplinary, or financial reasons. Tuition refunds are made for the normal fall and spring semesters on the following basis:

  1. If formal notice is received within two weeks after the beginning of the semester, a refund of 100 percent of tuition is made.
  2. If formal notice is received within five weeks after the beginning of the semester, a refund of 50 percent of tuition is made.
  3. If formal notice is received within nine weeks after the beginning of the semester, a refund of 25 percent of tuition is made.
  4. No refunds are allowed after the ninth week of classes.

Since special sessions, short sessions, and summer sessions vary in length, please refer to the academic calendar for those refund deadlines.

Students forced to withdraw for medical reasons should consult the Academic Regulations section of this bulletin for the university’s policy on medical withdrawals.

ROOM—Students who withdraw from the university for any reason are not entitled to any refund on the cost of their room.
MEALS—Students who withdraw from the residence halls or university or obtain an approved medical exemption may receive a refund on the meal plan, prorated to the date of withdrawal. However, no refunds will be granted after the last day for refunds according to the academic calendar (last day for 25 percent refund). These refunds must be approved by the Danna Center and Student Activities Offices.

Federal Financial Aid Programs

Federal financial aid programs assume students will complete a full semester. Aid eligibility must be recalculated if a student totally withdraws or is dismissed from the university before 60 percent of the semester has been completed. Aid will be adjusted based on the number of days in the semester that have elapsed before the student indicated an intent to withdraw to a university official.

Additional information on the calculation of refunds (with examples) and the manner in which refunds will be applied against the financial assistance received, may be obtained from the Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid.

Overpayments / Excess Aid

If a credit exists on a student account due to an overpayment, withdrawal, or excess financial aid, a refund may be issued to the student upon request. If the student paid any portion of the bill by credit card, the refund will be issued to the credit card company for the appropriate amount. If the student paid any portion of the bill by personal check, a refund may be issued after the personal check clears. Please refer to the tuition refund schedule on the previous page. If a credit results from a combination of financial aid and a credit card payment, the credit card will be refunded. Any form of financial aid (loans, grants, or scholarships) will be the priority form of payment to the tuition account. If a credit results from a combination of financial aid and a credit card payment after all adjustments have been made, the credit card will be refunded.


The Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid provides information for and administers all aid programs on campus.


LOANS—Long-term, low-interest loans provide students with an opportunity to borrow a part of the costs of education. The loans must be repaid when you are no longer enrolled “at least half time” at an approved school. Borrowers must be able to demonstrate financial need. Student loans are also available to non-needy students, or for amounts that exceed calculated need. Terms are not as attractive as for traditional student loans, because in-school interest payments are required.


To apply for financial aid, complete a need analysis report, the FAFSA, readily available from high school guidance offices and college financial aid offices in your own area.

Your scholarships and financial aid file is not considered to be complete and cannot be evaluated until your FAFSA has been submitted and you have been admitted to the university. You may expect a response from Loyola to your request for financial assistance within six weeks after you mail your FAFSA to the processor, provided that you have been admitted to the university.
You are urged to apply well in advance of the beginning of the enrollment period. Offers which can be made before May 1 are considered timely.


How much one receives depends upon what his or her need is. Need is the difference between the cost of education and what you and your family should be able to pay. Loyola bases the student/family contribution upon information provided on the FAFSA.


Students receiving scholarships and/or other financial assistance have the responsibility to make normal progress toward graduation and completion of their program of study. Recipients of assistance who habitually withdraw from classes or who habitually receive grades which show the coursework was not completed may be judged as not making progress.

All recipients who are in danger of losing financial aid eligibility for failure to make progress will be personally warned in writing of the conditions to be met in order to maintain progress. Recipients who fail to meet the terms of the warning will lose the right to participate in all financial aid programs until such time as they will have demonstrated, at their own expense, that they are capable of completing their course of study in an orderly manner. Additional information is available on request in the Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid, Marquette Hall, Room 110 or on the internet at

Federal regulations now also require that all recipients of federal assistance who have completed four terms of study have a grade point average that will permit them to graduate. Students beyond the four terms whose average is below this level must be denied access to all federal aid programs until the required grade point average has been regained.


Updated July 26, 2007