Financial Regulations, Fees, & Tuition

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

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. 

Overview

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Cost of Attendance

Cost of attendance can be calculated based on tuition, fees, room, and board.

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Tuition - Undergraduate

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 2024-25.

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Traditional Undergraduates

Traditional Undergraduate students are charged a flat rate for tuition if they are enrolled as full-time students having registered for 12 to 23 credit hours. Students taking fewer than 12 hours are charged on a per-hour basis. Students taking more than 23 hours are charged the flat rate, plus the per-hour rate for the hours over 23. There is no full-time or flat rate during the summer session.

Traditional Undergraduate Hours Tuition
Full-Time: 12-23 credit hours per semester $23,695 per semester
Overload*:
Over 23 credit hours per semester
Full-time tuition + $1,335 per credit hour over 23

Part-Time: 11 credit hours or less per semester

$1,335 per credit hour
Undergraduate Summer & January and May Intersessions $815 per credit hour

*Overload is defined here for billing purposes only. Please see the academic overload policy for additional information.
 

Online Program Undergraduates

Degree seeking students enrolled in Loyola's online-specific undergraduate programs pay the following tuition rate: 

Online UG Tuition $468 per credit hour

 

Hybrid Program Undergraduates

Nursing - Accelerated Bachelor Science of Nursing Tuition - $950 / credit hour


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Tuition - Graduate

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 2023-24.

Program Tuition
Business - MBA on-campus & online programs $988 / credit hour
Business - Global MBA $1005 / credit hour
Counseling $850 / credit hour
Criminology & Justice $850 / credit hour
Healthcare Management $850 / credit hour
Marketing and Communications $850 / credit hour
Ministry $425 / credit hour
Music  $850 / credit hour
Nursing - Master of Science in Nursing (MSN): Family Nurse Practitioner $850 / credit hour
Nursing - MSN: Nurse-Midwifery $860 / credit hour
Nursing - Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP): Post-Master's Executive Leader or Nurse Practitioner, Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner $860 / credit hour
Nursing - DNP Nurse Anesthesia $1,725 / credit hour
Teaching $425 / credit hour

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Fees

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. 

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Beginning Fees

Beginning Undergraduate Fees
Orientation Fee $250
Acceptance Deposit - Campus Residents
Non-refundable
$500
Acceptance Deposit - off campus residents
Non-refundable
$300

 

Beginning Graduate Fees
Application Fee - Graduate
Non-refundable
Varies by program
Acceptance Deposit - Full-Time
Non-refundable
Varies by program
Acceptance Deposit - Nursing 
Non-refundable
$500

 

Universal Student Fees

Student 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.

Programs Full Time Part Time  Summer
Undergraduate- On-campus $1,025 $515 $100
Graduate - On-campus $925 $463 $100
MBA and Global MBA $520 $260 $235
Online $235 $118 FT - $235
PT - $118


Online Program Student Fees

Student fees for online-only programs exclusively support distance learning expenses such as Information Technology, Career Services, the Student Success Center, and other essential services provided by the university. 
 

Graduation Fees

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. 

Graduation Fee $340


Contingent Fees

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. 

Activity Fall/Spring Fee Summer Fee
College of Arts and Science major fee $250 per semester N/A
College of Business Portfolio fee
On-campus students
$250 per Portfolio Course N/A
College of Music & Media major fee $375 per semester N/A
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
Post-Licensure Nursing Clinical Practicum  $500-800 per clinical course
See LORA for specific fee.
Pre-Licensure Nursing Major Fee $1,000 per semester  
Student Health Insurance Varies, contact University Health  
Student Teaching Fee $100 per semester  
Study Abroad Fee $400 per term

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Residence Halls - Room 

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, sophomore, and junior 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 2024-25 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 $4,250 / semester $5.505 / semester
Buddig Hall $4,250 / semester $5,505 / semester
Cabra Hall Apartments $5,095 / semester $5,530 / semester
Francis Family Hall Suites $4,395 / semester $5,505 / semester
Francis Family Hall Apartments $5,095 / semester $5,530 / semester
Founders Hall
(single-only)
NA $5,505 / semester
Biever Hall Triple $3,610 / semester NA

 

Residence Hall Fees
Residence Council Fee (all rooms) $30 / semester
Residence Hall Deposit
Non-refundable
$200

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Meal Plans

Loyola Dining Services offers several meal plan options that offer a combination of all-you-can-eat meals and 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. Wolf Bucks account balances will carry over from fall to spring semester. Unused Wolf Bucks balances as the last day of spring semester finals will be forfeited.

While all students living in the residence halls are required to participate in a meal plan, first-years 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 $300 per semester.

Plan Type Plan Name Plan Notes Plan Cost
Weekly 12 meals per week Incl. $660 in Wolf Bucks

Minimum Requirement for First-Year & Sophomore students living on campus
$2,885/semester
Combination 5 meals per week + 75 meal block Incl. $660 in Wolf Bucks $3,000/semester
Combination 9 meals per week + 75 meal block Incl. $600 in Wolf Bucks $3,250/semester
Weekly 18 meals per week Incl. $125 in Wolf Bucks $3,625/semester
Weekly 5 meals per week Incl. $500 in Wolf Bucks $1,510/semester
Semester (Block) 50 meal block Incl. $500 in Wolf Bucks $1,200/semester
Wolf Bucks only 750 Wolf Bucks Minimum requirement for Juniors & Seniors living on campus $750/semester
Wolf Bucks only 1000 Wolf Bucks   $1,000/semester
Wolf Bucks only 1500 Wolf Bucks   $1,500/semester
Weekly 3 meals per week Incl. $250 Wolf Bucks $960/semester
Wolf Bucks only 250 Commuter Wolf Bucks Minimum requirement for Undergraduate Commuter Students $250/semester
  • Weekly Plans include a specific number of all-you-can-eat meals each week of a semester. 
  • Semester Plans (or Block Plans) include a specific number of all-you-can-eat meals each semester in any combination and at any point in time. 
  • Combination Plans (Weekly + Semester) include both a weekly allotment of meals and a semester allotment of meals.
  • Wolf Bucks Only Plans provide only Wolf Bucks and no all-you-can-eat meals.

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Billing & Payment Policy

All enrolled students are assessed tuition, fees, residence hall charges, and board plans as applicable prior to the beginning of the semester. Payment dates are currently scheduled for:

  • Fall 2024: August 1, 2024
  • Spring 2025: January 5, 2025
  • Summer 2025: May 15, 2025

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 Self-Service Account Summary. 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 Self-Service Account. Payment can be made online with an electronic check (ACH) or by mailing a check or money order payable to Loyola University New Orleans addressed to the Office of the Bursar. Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover credit card payments are accepted in LORA Self Service only. An additional 2.95% non-refundable service fee is charged by our e-Commerce vendor on all credit card payments. Cash transactions are discouraged. Any payment returned from the bank will be charged a $30 returned payment fee.

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. It is the student's responsibility to view and pay the bill.

Students who have not met their financial obligations, or made appropriate arrangements, have not officially completed registration. These students may be administratively withdrawn from the university 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. 

Students are not allowed to enroll for subsequent semesters as long as prior financial indebtedness has not been satisfied. In the event that the delinquent account is placed with an outside agency for collection, attorney fees, and court costs incurred by the university will be passed on to the student.

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Refund Policies

When a student withdraws or reduces their enrollment, the student may be entitled to a tuition credit. Please refer to the University's refund policies. 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 15 days to ensure the personal check clears.
     
  • Tuition Refund
    Students who withdraw must return a completed withdrawal form to the Office of the Registrar. Mere cessation of attendance does not constitute withdrawal. The date of receipt of the withdrawal notice by the Office of the Registrar 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 by completing a cancellation application 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 the Registrar, 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, but are carried forward to the next academic year for students who continue their enrollment at Loyola.
     
  • Tuition Refund Insurance
    Loyola has partnered with GradGuard to offer tuition insurance through Next Generation Insurance Group. Details about this private program are available through Student Financial Services

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Monthly Payments

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.

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Employer Tuition Reimbursement Program

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.

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Community Scholars/Senior Auditors Tuition

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. 

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Withdrawal Impact

Withdrawal from classes can be viewed in the Enrollment & Registration section of the Regulations. Financial Aid information is included in the Financial Aid section. 
 

Withdrawal - Federal Financial Aid Programs

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 Financial Aid Office.

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Withdrawals and Institutional Merit Scholarships

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.

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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.

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Peripherals

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 their 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.

Funds can be deposited to the student's copy account by Visa or MasterCard through the Papercut Storefront. QR scanner codes are located in the university library copy rooms for immediate access to the storefront. The student's copy account balance is displayed on the copier at each log in. Funds will remain on their 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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