Law Tuition, Fees, and Financial Aid

Tuition and fees, along with gifts and grants from alumni, friends, faculty, staff, foundations, corporations, and governmental entities as well as revenues produced by the university's endowment, pay for the actual cost of operating the College of Law. 

Applicants for admission to the College of Law and students who need assistance in paying for their education are encouraged to apply for financial aid.  Information may be obtained from the College of Law Financial Aid and Scholarships Office.

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 2020-2021 are listed below:


2020 - 2021 Academic Year

Full Time

Average Hours Per:

Part Time

30-32 hours


20-24 hours

13-16 hours


9-12 hours

13-18 hours


8-12 hours

 $ 22,813

 Semester tuition

 $ 16,960

 $ 45,626

 Annual tuition

 $ 33,920

 Full semester tuition required for 6 FT or 8 PT semesters

 Hourly tuition rate: $1,471



Full Time1

Part Time1

Summer 2019

University General Fees



$ 81.50

Student Bar Association (1st year law students)




Graduation Fee




1 Fees are assessed at the full time rate to law students enrolled in 9 or more hours and at the part time rate under 9 hours.

Itemized University General Fees for Law Students 

University General Fees (Law) Total



Student Center Fee






Athletic Fee



Technology Fee



Publications Fee



Law Examination Fee - Law Only



Tuition Policy

In order to provide consistency for planning purposes and to provide law students with the maximum flexibility in scheduling options, the College of Law has instituted this Semester-Based Tuition Policy.   

  1. For incoming classes (i.e., new 1L full-time or part-time) starting in fall 2014, full semester tuition is required to be paid for six (6) full-time semesters or eight (8) part-time semesters.
  2. RESIDENCY REQUIREMENT: It is in the best interest of the student (academically and financially) to maintain a course load of 15-16 hours per semester for full-time and 11-12 hours per semester part-time, beyond the established first year class schedules. Incoming full-time students should plan for 6 semesters in residence and part-time students should plan for 8 semesters in residence. SUMMER CLASSES DO NOT COUNT TOWARD THE RESIDENCY REQUIREMENT. 
  3. Modification of the RESIDENCY REQUIREMENT will occur when a student transfers from part-time status to full-time status, or vice versa. In this case students will be charged for the equivalent number of semesters.
  4. Students are not permitted to complete the 90 academic hour requirement in fewer than 3 years of full-time study or 4 years of part-time study. In the event of a change of status (as noted in #3 above), the course of study may be completed in 3½ years.
  5. Full-time tuition will be charged for 13-16 hours registered per semester. Any hours taken in excess of 16 hours per semester requires permission from the Associate Dean of Academic Affairs. If approved the student will be charged the full-time semester rate.
  6. Part-time tuition will be charged for 8-12 hours registered per semester. Hours taken less than 8 hours per semester will be charged on an hourly basis subject to semester billing as described in the RESIDENCY REQUIREMENT.
  7. Full-time students may take less than 13 hours provided he/she pays the full-time tuition, subject to approval by the Associate Dean.
    1. Students will ordinarily be allowed to enroll in a maximum of 6 hours total in summer classes.  Permission of the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs is required to exceed this number, to ensure compliance with ABA Standard 310.
    2. Summer externships will be billed at the current hourly tuition rate.
    3. Summer classes in the domestic summer school will be billed at the current hourly tuition rate.
    4. Summer classes in the international programs will be billed on the per credit rate as established for each program.
  9. Additional Programs
    1. Students Visiting Loyola
      1. Students visiting Loyola will be charged the appropriate semester tuition based on their status as full-time or part-time.
      2. In the event the visiting student is registered for fewer than 8 credit hours the student will be billed on an hourly basis at the current rate.
    2. Students Visiting Other Schools
      1. Students requesting to visit other schools require the permission of the Associate Dean of Academic Affairs.
      2. Students visiting other schools will be charged the appropriate semester tuition based on their status as full-time or part-time while in residence at Loyola. Students may be excused from the residency requirement in the event a student completes a comparable full-time schedule or part-time schedule at the other law school.
    3. Transfer Students
      1. Students transferring to Loyola will be charged the appropriate semester tuition based on their status as full-time or part-time.
    4. Joint Degree Programs
      1. JD/MBA
        1. Requires 81 hours in the JD program plus 30 hours in the MBA program.
        2. Students will be charged the equivalent of 4 semesters full-time plus 2 semesters part-time for the 81 hours in the JD program.
      2. JD/MPA
        1. Requires 81 hours in the JD program plus 30 hours in the University of New Orleans MPA program.
        2. Students will be charged the equivalent of 4 semesters full-time plus 2 semesters part-time for the 81 hours in the JD program.
      3. JD/MURP
        1. Requires 81 hours in the JD program plus 30 hours in the University of New Orleans MURP program.
        2. Students will be charged the equivalent of 4 semesters full-time plus 2 semesters part-time for the 81 hours in the JD program.
    5. LL.M. Program
      1. Students in the LL.M. program will be charged at the hourly rate of $1,471 per credit for the 2020-2021 academic year. 

Residence Halls

College of Law students interested in living on campus should contact the Office of Residential Life to discuss available housing options for the 2020-2021 academic year. 

Law 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, lunch, and dinners. Wolf Bucks are used for snacks and late night dining. Additional Wolf Bucks may be purchased in $100 increments.

Weekly Plans: Any 19, 15, or 12 all-you-can-eat meals each week. The weekly plan includes Wolf Bucks in the amount listed below for each semester.

19 meals per week (includes $125 in WolfBucks)

$3,319 per sem.

15 meals per week (includes $400 in WolfBucks)

$2,959 per sem.

12 meals per week (includes $660 in WolfBucks)

$2,688 per sem.

Semester Plans: Any 50, 75, or 100 all-you-can-eat meals each semester in any combination and at any point in time.

50 meals per semester  (includes $500 in WolfBucks)

$1,127 per sem.

75 meals per semester  (includes $500 in WolfBucks)

$1,381 per sem.

100 meals per semester  (includes $500 in WolfBucks)

$1,666 per sem.

Wolf Bucks Only: Students may select from four plans that provide only Wolf Bucks.  Plans may be purchased for their actual value of $500, $750, $1,500 or $2000.

Combination Plan:  Any 9 all-you-can-eat meals each week, plus any 75 all-you-can-eat meals each semester, plus $600 in Wolf Bucks.

Combo Plan

$2,998 per sem.

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

Copy Accounts

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.  

Billing and Payment Policy

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, 2019
  • Spring 2021: December 15, 2020
  • Summer 2021: May 19, 2021

Loyola is environmentally conscience 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 Students are responsible for checking their official school email account for notices and messages about their student bill.

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 one of the approved monthly budget plans; 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.

Students are encouraged to make payment via our online payment system through their LORA Account Summary at Payment can be made using e-Check or 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 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  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.

Monthly Payments

Although Loyola has no monthly payment plan of its own, students may subscribe to a plan through our outside vendor, Nelnet Campus Commerce. Nelnet offers students and 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 student's annual tuition, fees, residence hall and meal plan charges over equal, monthly payments. There are no interest charges, only a small annual fee. 

Please contact Student Financial Services at (504) 865-3337 or visit the Nelnet website for more information.

Refund Policy


The university’s general policy on refunds is described below. 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 Law Financial Aid and Scholarships.

Students who withdraw must return a completed withdrawal form to the Department of Law Records. Mere cessation of attendance does not constitute withdrawal. The date of receipt of the withdrawal notice by the Department of Law Records will determine the amount of tuition refund. 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, or when a student reduces their course load after the deadline for 100% refund.

Tuition refunds are made for the semester-long fall and spring terms 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. No refunds are allowed after the fifth week of classes.

Please refer to the academic calendar for summer session refund deadlines. Refunds for a student forced to withdraw for severe medical or family reasons will be considered on a case-by-case basis.  

Tuition Protection Plan 

Protect your tuition payments

Loyola University New Orleans has proudly partnered with GradGuard™ to offer Tuition Insurance from Allianz Global Assistance.

The Tuition Protection plan is like an extension of our refund policy. It can reimburse up to 100% of your nonrefundable school costs after a midsemester withdrawal for a covered illness, injury, psychological condition, and more—protecting your investment in higher education.

To get a quote or learn more about the Tuition Protection Plan, call 1.866.724.4384 or go to:    

Tuition insurance plans also come with Student Life Assistance: a 24-hour hotline to help students stay safe on and off campus.  At Loyola University New Orleans, we want our families to have peace of mind during their entire time with us.

Insurance must be purchased prior to first day of classes. Coverage extends through the end of that semester.
Tuition insurance is completely optional. The agreement you enter into is with GradGuard, not with Loyola University New Orleans.

Sample Insurance Cost*        (Plans are set up by Semester)

On Campus Undergraduate

Commuter Undergraduate

Purchase Protection?

Tuition and Fees




Housing and Meal Plan




Total Eligible Charges








Scholarships and Grants




Student and Parent Loans




College Savings Plan




Cash Payment




Total Payments








Total Amount to Protect




Total Cost of Protection @ 1.25%



*This are examples used for illustrative purposes only. Please call GradGuard for actual rates and for more information.

Terms, conditions, and exclusions apply. Insurance benefits are underwritten by Jefferson Insurance Company (NY, Administrative Office: Richmond, VA), rated “A+” (Superior) by A.M. Best Co. Plans may not be available to residents of all states. Allianz Tuition Insurance is a brand of AGA Service Company. AGA Service Company is the licensed producer and administrator of this plan and an affiliate of Jefferson Insurance Company. The insured shall not receive any special benefit or advantage because of the affiliation between AGA Service Company and Jefferson Insurance Company. Non-Insurance benefits/ products are provided and serviced by AGA Service Company. Consumer may be responsible for charges incurred from outside vendors for assistance or concierge services. Contact AGA Service Company at 8884275045 or 9950 Mayland Drive, Richmond, VA 23233 or

Refund/Repayment of Title IV Financial Aid Funds

Loyola follows the requirements mandated by the Department of Education for the treatment of Title IV funds when a student withdraws. These requirements were added to the law by the Higher Education Amendments of 1998 (Public Law 105 – 244) and are found in section 484B of the Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended, and in the implementing final regulations published on November 1, 1999 (64 FR 59016). A repayment to the federal aid programs (Perkins Loan and Direct Loan programs) may be required when cash has been disbursed to a student from financial aid funds in excess of the amount of aid the student earned during the term. The amount of Title IV aid earned is determined by multiplying the total Title IV aid (excluding Federal College Work-Study funds) for which the student qualified by the percentage of time during the term that the student was enrolled. If less aid was disbursed than was earned, the amount of Title IV aid that must be returned is determined by subtracting the earned amount from the amount actually disbursed. The responsibility for returning unearned aid is allocated between the university and the student according to the portion of disbursed aid that could have been used to cover university charges and the portion that could have been disbursed directly to the student once university charges were covered. Loyola University will distribute the unearned aid back to the Title IV programs as specified by law. The student will be responsible for any balance on his or her account which results from these adjustments.

Withdrawals and Tuition Assistance

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.

Overpayments/Excess Aid

Tuition Refund

When a student withdraws or reduces their enrollment, the student may be entitled to a tuition credit.  Please refer to the tuition refund schedule.

A refund will be processed only after the withdrawal/drop 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.

Credit Refund

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.  

Financial Aid

The Office of Financial Aid is here to provide you with the financial tools and guidelines to help you obtain your law degree. Our office takes pride in providing law students with up-to-date information regarding loans and scholarships. The financial aid staff is available by email, phone or in person to assist you with any questions or concerns before, during or after your time at Loyola. Explore our website to learn about tuition, financial aid, scholarships and more.

The Gillis Long Poverty Law Center

The Gillis Long Poverty Law Center supports students and alumni committed to public interest work. Please see their website for more information on the Internship and Loan Repayment Assistance Programs.