Tuition and fees pay for approximately 70 percent of the actual cost of operating Loyola for one year. The remaining 30 percent consists of gifts and grants from alumni, friends, faculty, staff, foundations, corporations, and governmental entities as well as income from the university's endowment.
Applicants for admission to Loyola and students who need assistance in paying for their education are encouraged to apply for financial aid by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), and to contact Loyola’s Office of Scholarships & Financial Aid.
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- Withdrawal Impact
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Cost of attendance can be calculated based on tuition, fees, room, and board.
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 listed below are for 2020 – 21.
- Traditional Undergraduates
- Nursing Undergraduates
- Online Students
Traditional Undergraduate students are charged a flat rate for tuition if they are enrolled as full-time students having registered for 12 to 21 credit hours. Students taking less than 12 hours are charged on a per-hour basis. Students taking more than 21 hours are charged the flat rate, plus the per-hour rate for the hours over 21. This overload rate applies to music, theatre and honors students taking over 23 hours. There is no full-time or flat rate during the summer session.
|Traditional Undergraduate Hours||Tuition|
|Full-Time: 12-21 credit hours per semester||$20,144 per semester|
Over 21 credit hours per semester
|Full-time tuition + $1132 per credit hour over 21|
Overload - Music, Theatre, Honors:
|Full-time tuition + #1132 per credit hour over 23|
|Part-Time: 11 credit hours or less per semester||$1132 per credit hour|
Degree seeking students in Loyola’s RN-BSN program pay the following tuition rate:
|Nursing Undergraduate||$450 per credit hour|
Degree seeking students enrolled in Loyola's online-specific undergraduate programs pay the following tuition rate:
|Online UG Tuition||$450 per credit hour|
Graduate tuition is assessed according to the graduate program of enrollment. 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 listed below are for 2020 - 21.
|Nursing - Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)||$818 / credit hour|
|Business - MBA on-campus programs||$1005 / credit hour|
|Business - MBA online programs||$818 / credit hour|
|Counseling||$818 / credit hour|
|Criminology & Justice||$818 / credit hour|
|Ministry||$409 / credit hour|
|Music||$818 / credit hour|
|Nursing - Master of Science in Nursing (MSN)||$818 / credit hour|
|Teaching||$409 / credit hour|
Fees are assessed in addition to tuition. Most fees are applicable to all students based on full-time or part-time attendance by semester while individualized fees by program or courses (such as labs) are applied as required.
- Beginning Undergraduate Students
- Beginning Graduate Students
- Universal Student Fees
- Online Program Student Fees
- Contingent Fees
|Beginning Undergraduate Fees|
Application Fee - Undergraduate
|Acceptance Deposit - Campus Residents
|Acceptance Deposit - off campus residents
|Beginning Graduate Fees|
|Application Fee - Graduate
|Varies by program|
|Acceptance Deposit - Full-Time
|Varies by program|
|Acceptance Deposit - Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)
Universal student fees are $870 a semester for full time students and $450 a semester for part time students. These fees support expenses such as the operation of the Joseph A Danna Student Center, programming sponsored by the University Programming Board, the operation of the Student Government Association, the intercollegiate athletic programs, publication of The Maroon and other student publications, Information Technology, Career Services, the Student Success Center, and other essential services provided by the university.
Student fees for online-only programs are $225 a semester for full-time and $112.50 a semester for part-time students. These fees exclusively support distance learning expenses such as Information Technology, Career Services, the Student Success Center, and other essential services provided by the university.
The graduation fee is assessed once the student applies for graduation and provides cap & gown, diploma cover, and graduation ceremony. The one time charge is applied the semester the student expects to complete the degree.
Contingent fees are assessed to students on an individual basis, depending on a specific course or activity being supported. The following list is not exhaustive.
|College of Business Portfolio fee
|$250 per Portfolio Course|
|College of Business Portfolio fee
|$150 per Portfolio Course|
|College of Music & Media college fee||$250 per semester|
|Course Fees (Labs, Studios, etc)||$25-150, assigned by course needs
See LORA for specific fee
|Course Fees (travel based)||Some study abroad labs & studios carry additional costs. See LORA for specific fee|
|Late Payment fee||$250 per instance|
|Library book not returned||$50 minimum|
|Nursing Clinical Practicum||$500-800 per clinic course
See LORA for specific fee
|Student Health Insurance||Varies, contact University Health|
|Student Teaching Fee||$150 per semester|
|Study Abroad Fee||$450 per semester|
Charges for room and board are due on a semester basis and are billed along with tuition and fees. The residence hall contract is for one academic year (both fall and spring semesters). First-year and sophomore students residing outside of the metropolitan New Orleans area are required to live in a university residence hall. For more information on residence halls, please visit the Residential Life website.
Room rates are in effect for 2020-2021 academic year. Rates apply to the academic semester only. The Christmas holiday period and the breaks between semesters are not included in the room charges. Information on accommodations during breaks is available through Residential Life.
|Building||Double Room||Single Room|
|Biever Hall||$3814 / semester||$4937 / semester|
|Buddig Hall||$3814 / semester||$4937 / semester|
|Cabra Hall Apartments||$4572 / semester||$4961 / semester|
|Carrollton Hall Suites||$3945 / semester||$4937 / semester|
|Carrollton Hall Apartments||$4572 / semester||$4961 / semester|
|NA||$4937 / semester|
|Biever Hall Triple
(unavailable Fall 2020)
|$3242 / semester||NA|
(Fall 2020 only)
|Residence Hall Fees|
|Residence Council Fee (all rooms)||$30 / semester|
|Residence Hall Deposit
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, lunch, and dinner. Wolf Bucks are used for snacks, and late night dining. 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, first year students, freshmen and sophomores, must choose one of the weekly meal plans or the combination plan. All commuter undergraduate degree-seeking day students enrolled in 6 credit hours or more must participate in a meal plan at a minimum level of $250 per semester.
Weekly Plans include a specific number of all you can eat meals each week of a semester.
|Number of Meals||Cost|
|19 meals / week||$3319 / semester|
|15 meals / week||$2959 / semester|
|12 meals / week||$2688 / semester|
Semester Plans include a specific number of 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.
|Number of Meals||Cost|
|50 meals / semester + $500 Wolf Bucks||$1127 / semester|
|75 meals / semester + $500 Wolf Bucks||$1381 / semester|
|100 meals / semester + $500 Wolf Bucks||$1666 / semester|
Combination Plan: Any 9 all you can eat meals per week, plus any 75 all you can eat meals each semester, plus $600 Wolf Bucks per semester.
|Combination Meal Plan||$2998 / semester|
Wolf Bucks Only: Students may select from four plans that provide only Wolf Bucks. These plans may be purchased for their actual value of $500, $750, $1,500 or $2,000. Commuter Wolf Bucks are available for $250.
All enrolled students are assessed tuition, fees, residence hall charges, and board plans as applicable prior to the beginning of the semester. All payments are due no later than:
- Fall 2020: August 10, 2020
- Spring 2021: December 15, 2020
- Summer 2021: May 19, 2021
All students are expected to comply with Loyola's billing and payment policy by ensuring that all charges on the student account are covered by any one or a combination of: personal payment; anticipated financial aid credits; enrollment in an approved monthly budget plan; full sponsorship by a university approved third party payer; or another arrangement accepted by the university. Students who register for classes after the dates listed above are expected to make payment in full according to this policy at the time of registration.
Loyola is environmentally conscious and no longer mails billing statements to enrolled students. The student bill may be accessed by the student or the student's authorized user through their LORA (Loyola Online Records Access) Account Summary at https://lora.loyno.edu/. Students are responsible for checking their official school email account for notices and messages about their student bill.
Students are encouraged to make payment via our online payment system through their LORA Account Summary at https://lora.loyno.edu/. Payment can be made with an electronic check (ACH), or by mailing a check or money order made payable to Loyola University New Orleans and addressed to the Office of the Bursar. Alternatively, for an additional convenience fee (non-refundable) set by our e-commerce vendor, payment may be made by credit card; VISA, MasterCard, American Express and Discover are accepted. Students not wishing to have their campus-wide identification number placed on their payment should contact the Office of the Bursar for available alternative options. Cash transactions are discouraged. A charge of $30 will be assessed for each payment returned from the bank.
Accounts not paid by the posted due date and accounts with a delinquent monthly payment plan will be placed in past due status and subject to removal from enrollment. Students whose anticipated aid has not been received within the expected time frame will also be placed in past due status. A late fee of $250 will be assessed on accounts in past due status. Student bills are available online through LORA (Loyola Online Records Access) Account Summary at https://lora.loyno.edu/. It is the student's responsibility to view and pay the bill, and if an adjustment should be made to the bill, the student should contact the Student Financial Services Center so that payment can be made by the deadline.
Students who have not met their financial obligations or made appropriate arrangements, have not officially completed registration and may be administratively withdrawn 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 Student Financial Services.
Students are not 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, Nursing, 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 by the university will be passed on to the student.
When a student withdraws or reduces their enrollment, the student may be entitled to a tuition credit. Please refer to the tuition refund schedule maintained by Student Financial Services. A refund will be processed only after the withdrawal process has been finalized and the Student Financial Services Center verifies that no further adjustments will be made to the student account. For this type of refund, the credit will be returned depending on the original payment method. If any portion of the bill was paid by credit card, the refund will be issued back to the originating credit card. In the case of multiple credit card payments, the most recent card used will be refunded. If any portion of the bill was paid by personal check, a refund may be issued after the personal check clears.
Federal statute requires an alternate calculation for recipients of federal Title IV financial assistance. More information on the alternate calculation for federal aid can be obtained from the Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid.
- Credit Refund - Overpayment or Excess Financial Aid
If a credit exists on a student account due to an overpayment or excess financial aid, a refund may be issued to the student upon request. If any portion of the bill was paid by personal check, a refund may be issued after the personal check clears.
- Tuition Refund
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 student eligibility for and the amount of tuition refund according to the tuition refund schedule maintained by Student Financial Services.
Only tuition is refundable. Refunds are calculated as a percentage of the tuition payable in the semester in which the student withdraws, not a percentage of the total amount billed.
No refunds are made when a student is suspended or dismissed for academic, disciplinary, or financial reasons, or when a full time student reduces their course load to part time after the deadline for 100% refund. A student forced to withdraw for medical reasons should consult the Academic Regulations section of this bulletin for the university’s policy on medical withdrawals.
- Room and Board Refund
Students who withdraw from the university may be entitled to a refund of all or a percentage of their room and board charges. Students wishing to cancel housing and remain a student of the university and who are eligible to move off campus may be entitled to a refund of a portion of their room and board charges. Students wishing to cancel their housing must do so in writing to the Office of Residential Life.
Amount of refund will be determined by the date of receipt of the withdrawal notice by the Office of Student Records, or the date of official check out from the student's assigned residence hall, whichever is later. No refunds of room or board will be made when a student is evicted, suspended, or dismissed for academic, disciplinary, or financial reasons. Residence council fees are non-refundable.
- If formal withdrawal notice and residence hall check out are received within two weeks after the beginning of the semester, a refund of 60 percent of room and board, less actual Meals and Wolf Bucks used, is made.
- If formal withdrawal notice and residence hall check out are received within five weeks after the beginning of the semester, a refund of 50 percent of room and board, less actual Meals and Wolf Bucks used, is made.
- No refunds are allowed after the fifth week of classes.
- Room & Board Refund - Summer
During summer sessions, room and board charges will be prorated to actual usage, rounded up to the next full week when a student officially withdraws. However, no refunds on room or board will be given after 50% of the session has expired. Unused Wolf Bucks purchased for the summer sessions are not refundable other than by official withdrawal from the university, but are carried forward to the next academic year for students who continue their enrollment at Loyola.
- Tuition Refund Insurance
Loyola has partnered with GradGard to offer tuition insurance from Allianz Global Assistance. Details about this private program are available through Student Financial Services.
Although Loyola has no monthly payment plan of its own, students may subscribe to a plan from an outside vendor selected by Loyola. Current acceptable plan(s) are listed on our website. All plans will offer families several monthly payment options to help make education expenses more affordable. These interest-free monthly payment options enable 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. Please contact Student Financial Services for more information on these programs.
Graduate students, Adult Learners, students enrolled in the Online Programs, and College of 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 Student Financial Services a copy of the employer’s reimbursement policy and each semester submit verification on the company letterhead of the student’s eligibility in the plan.
In addition, each semester the student must submit an Employer Reimbursement Agreement form along with 10 percent of tuition and regular fees by the university's due date. Any other charges must be paid within the normal deadlines. Payment in full will be required 30 days after grades are due in the dean’s office. Other reports, such as transcripts and the diploma, are withheld until final payment is received.
Members of the community who would like to audit classes on a non-credit basis are assessed a fee of $400 per course to defray administrative and support costs. Community Scholars/Senior Auditors may audit one class per semester or Summer term.
Withdrawal from classes can be viewed in the Enrollment & Registration section of the Regulations. Financial Aid information is included in the Financial Aid section.
Federal Pell Grant eligibility is calculated based on the student’s enrollment status at the time funds will be disbursed. 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.
Institutional academic and merit scholarships are calculated based on the assumption that students will enroll and be charged full-time tuition. If a student on scholarship aid withdraws from a course and receives a tuition refund, the scholarship will be proportionately reduced based on the reduced tuition cost for the semester.
Federal Tuition Assistance funds are paid on behalf of the student under the assumption that the student will attend school for the entire period for which the assistance is paid. When a student withdraws, the student may no longer be eligible for the full amount of tuition assistance funds originally scheduled.
Tuition Assistance eligibility must be recalculated if a student totally withdraws or is dismissed from the university before 60 percent of the semester has been completed. A student's tuition assistance will be adjusted to reflect the percentage of assistance earned based on the number of days in the semester that have elapsed before the student indicated an intent to withdraw to a university official. If the student receives more tuition assistance than the amount earned, the school must return the unearned funds. The amount of tuition assistance to be returned is determined by subtracting the amount of earned tuition assistance from the amount actually disbursed. The student will be responsible for any balance on his or her account which results from these adjustments.
Photocopies can be made in the university's libraries or with other copy machines located on campus by utilizing the student copy account. Copies can be made in black and white as well as in color (prices vary). Students can log into the copiers by using their username and password. A student's username is the first part of the Loyola email address and the password is set as the first two letters of the student's first name and the last four (4) numbers of the student's social security number.
Cash funds can be deposited to the student's copy account through the university libraries. The copy account balance is displayed on the copier at each log in. Funds will remain on the copy account until all money has been spent. Accounts remain active for registered students; however, accounts that are inactive for more than six (6) months will be closed and any remaining balance on the student's copy account is forfeited.
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The Loyola Express Card is your official Student ID. You’ll use it for everything from checking out books from the Monroe Library to getting through the door at the University Sports Complex. You’ll use the Express Card if you have a meal plan or live in the residence halls.
The Loyola Express Card is also a safe, convenient, and economical way to make purchases all over campus without carrying cash, checks, or change. Much like a debit card, students simply deposit money into their Express Card account, and purchases are deducted from the account balance. It has proven to be an excellent method to pre-plan and monitor expenditures.
The Loyola Express Card is accepted at all campus food service locations and the Loyola Bookstore. Students may make deposits by cash, check, VISA or MasterCard. Deposits to the Express Card may be made in the Office of the Bursar, Thomas Hall, Room 206.
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 with the Student Financial Services Center 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 to the student. Accounts remain active for registered students; however, accounts that are inactive for more than six months will be closed and all remaining balances will be forfeited.
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