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Undergraduate & Graduate Dates to Remember*

Fall Term 2009

August 26-30 Wolfpack Welcome
August 31 Classes begin
September 4
Add deadline
October 30 Last day to withdraw & last day
to apply for graduation
December 11 Last day of classes
December 12-18 Final Exams

Spring Term 2010

January 8 New Student Orientation
January 11 Classes begin
January 15 Add deadline
March 12 Last day to withdraw & last day to apply for graduation
April 28 Last day of classes
April 30 - May 6 Final Exams
May 8 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 fund 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. Applications for financial aid are included in the application packet. Additional forms may be obtained from the Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid.


Traditional Undergraduate students are charged a flat rate for tuition if they are enrolled as full-time students having registered for 12 to 20 credit hours. Students taking less than 12 hours are charged on a per-hour basis. Students enrolled through the Office of Professional Studies are charged the flat full-time rate for 13 to 20 credit hours and the per-hour rate for less than 13 credit hours.  Students taking more than 20 hours are charged the flat rate, plus the per-hour rate for the hours over 20. This overload rate does not apply to music or honors students. There is no full-time or flat rate during the summer session.

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 2009 – 10.


Traditional Undergraduates
(freshman, sophomore, junior, senior, transient, non-degree)

Full-time (12 — 20 credit hours) (Professional Studies, 13 — 20 credit hours)


New and Continuing Students

14,385 per semester

Part-time (11 credit hours or less)


Undergraduate courses:


Traditional Students

$821 per credit hr.

Overload (each credit over 20) (except music and honors)

$821 per credit hr.

Evening Program Students (Students enrolled through the Office of Evening Programs) (under 13 hours)
$410 per credit hr.



For Beginning Students


Application fee-undergraduates (not refundable)



Orientation fee



Acceptance Deposit (not refundable)


Campus residents (includes housing deposit)



Off campus


For All Students


University Center Fee


This fee is dedicated to the partial support of the operation of the Joseph A. Danna Center including programming activities sponsored by the University Programming Board.


Full-time students

$113 per sem.


Part-time students

$56.50 per sem.


Summer Session

$56.50 per session


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 students

$50 per sem.


Part-time students

$25 per sem.


Athletic Fee


This fee provides the majority of 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 students

$120 per sem.


Part-time students

$60 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



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 students

$175 per sem.


Part-time students

$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.





Contingent Fees


Communications Major

$100 per semester

  Credit by examination  

Departmental examination



External examination



Late registration



Late payment



Library book not returned

$50 minimum


Lab Fee

$50, $75, or $100 per lab course


M.S.N. Clinical Practicum

$500 per clinic course

  Portfolio Fee $250 per portfolio course

Student Health Insurance (cost varies)

Approximately $1,182 per yr.


Student teaching fee (part-time students only)

$100 per sem.

  Study Abroad

Students are encouraged to make payment via our online payment system at Payment may also be made by check or money order made payable to Loyola University with the bill remittance stub. Students not wishing to have their social security number or 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 check returned from the bank. VISA and MasterCard charges greater than $50 will be accepted as payment on the tuition account.


REFLECTIVE AGE–A remission of 100 percent of tuition is allowed to all students who are 65 years or older. The remission does not apply to normal student fees, and courses must be taken for audit.


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. Freshmen not from the metropolitan New Orleans area are required to live in a university residence hall. Board is paid separately. Proof of personal sickness and accident insurance coverage or participation in a university sponsored plan is required as a condition of residency in university housing.

Room Rates

The following are room rates in effect for the 2009 – 10 academic year.

  Double Room

Biever Hall

$2,877 per sem.

Buddig Hall

$2,877 per sem.

Cabra Hall

$2,386 per sem.

Carrollton Hall Suites

$2,976 per sem.

Carrollton Hall Apartments

$3,449 per sem.

Residence Hall Deposit (not refundable)1


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

Biever Residence Council Fee

$30 per sem.

Buddig Residence Council Fee

$30 per sem.

Cabra Residence Council Fee

$30 per sem.

Carrollton Hall Residence Council Fee

$30 per sem.

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 and on reservations is provided in the section titled Student 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, lunch, dinners. 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.

Weekly Plans: Any 19, 15, or 12 all-you-can-eat meals each week.

19 meals per week $2,006 (includes $200 in WolfBucks)
15 meals per week $1,951 (includes $400 in WolfBucks)
12 meals per week $1,888 (includes $660 in WolfBucks)

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 $ 883
75 meals per semester $1,037
100 meals per semester $1,209

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

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

Loyola Express Card

The Loyola Express Card is much more than just a student identification card; it is 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, Convenience Store, Dunbar's, Loyola Bookstore, Central Reproduction, Student Health Service, Student Government Association, and residence hall laundry machines. Students may make deposits by cash, check, VISA, or MasterCard. Deposits to the Express 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 pre-registered 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 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 $250 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.


For Nontraditional 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 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. Additionally, 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, or visit our website at for more information on these programs.


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–Full-time students who withdraw from the university or drop to part-time status or part-time students who drop a course(s) may be entitled to a refund of all or 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 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. 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. 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–Students who withdraw from the university are not entitled to any refund on the cost of their rooms.

MEALS–Students who move from the residence halls, withdraw from the 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 Student Center and Office of Co-Curricular Programs.

Tuition Refund Insurance

An elective medical withdrawal insurance plan administered by A.W.G. Dewar, Inc., is offered to full-time students. This insurance provides a refund of 75 percent of tuition in the event the covered student is forced to withdraw due to illness or accident. The insurance reimburses the insured for the remaining tuition not refunded by the university’s refund policy, up to 75 percent described above.

Enrollment forms and descriptive materials are mailed to the student in midsummer prior to the start of the academic year. More information may be obtained from the Office of Student Affairs.

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.

Withdrawals and 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 Office of Scholarships and Financial 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. 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.