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 information below is broken into the following categories for the 2022-2023 academic year:

Tuition Policy
Residence Halls
Meal Plans
Billing and Payment Policy
Monthly Payments
Refund Policy
Tuition Protection Plan
Refund/Repayment of Title IV Financial Aid Funds
Withdrawals and Tuition Assistance
Overpayments/Excess Aid
Financial Aid



2022-2023 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

 $ 23,404.00

 Semester tuition

 $ 17,554.00

 $ 46,808.00

 Annual tuition

 $ 35,108.00

 Full semester tuition required for 6 FT or 8 PT semesters

 Hourly tuition rate: $1,575.00



Full Time1

Part Time1

Summer 2023

University General Fees



$ 85.00

Student Bar Association (1st year law students)




Graduation Fee




University General Fees are assessed at the full time rate to all J.D. students (regardless of whether the student is full time or part time for tuition purposes.)  University General Fees are assessed at the full time rate to all LL.M. and Masters students enrolled in 6 or more hours and at the part time rate to those LL.M. and Masters students enrolled in under 6 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 



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 based on a student's classification for the semester - full-time or part-time. Any hours taken in excess of 16 hours for full-time students and 12 hours per semester for part-time students requires permission from the Associate Dean of Academic Affairs. 
  6. 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 and permission of the Associate Dean of Academic Affairs. 
  7. Summer Classes:
  • Students will ordinarily be allowed to enroll in a maximum of 8 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.
  • Summer externships will be billed at the current hourly tuition rate.
  • Summer classes in the domestic summer school will be billed at the current hourly tuition rate.
  • Summer classes in the international programs will be billed on the per credit rate as established for each program.

      8. Additional Programs

  • Students Visiting Loyola

    Students visiting Loyola will be charged the appropriate semester tuition based on their status as full-time or part-time.

    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.
  • Students Visiting Other Schools

    Students requesting to visit other schools require the permission of the Associate Dean of Academic Affairs.

    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. 
  • Transfer Students

          Students transferring to Loyola will be charged the appropriate semester tuition based on their status as full-time or part-time

  • Joint Degree Programs


    Requires 81 hours in the JD program plus 30 hours in the MBA program.

    Students will be charged the equivalent of 4 semesters full-time plus 2 semesters part-time for the 81 hours in the JD program.


    Requires 81 hours in the JD program plus 30 hours in the University of New Orleans MPA program.

    Students will be charged the equivalent of 4 semesters full-time plus 2 semesters part-time for the 81 hours in the JD program.


    Requires 81 hours in the JD program plus 30 hours in the University of New Orleans MURP program.

    Students will be charged the equivalent of 4 semesters full-time plus 2 semesters part-time for the 81 hours in the JD program.


    Requires 90 hours in the JD program plus 15 hours of LL.M. program courses. 

    Following the completion of the JD program at the full-time or part-time rate, students will be charged the standard hourly rate per credit for the 15 hours of LL.M. coursework. 
  • ​​​​​​​LL.M. Programs

    Students in the LL.M. programs will be charged at the standard hourly rate per credit for a given academic year. 
  • M.A. Programs

    Students in the M.A. programs will be charged at the standard hourly rate per credit for a given 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 2022-2023 academic year. 

Law Meal Plans (Board)

Loyola Dining Services offers several meal plan options that include all-you-can-eat meals and the declining balance dollars, known as Wolf Bucks. Please see the following link for more information on meal plans: 

Billing and Payment Policy

All enrolled students are assessed tuition, fees, residence hall charges, and meal plans as applicable prior to the beginning of the semester.

Payment due dates are:


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.

Accounts not paid by the posted due date and accounts with a delinquent monthly payment plan will be placed in past due status and students can be subject to removal from enrollment.

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.

Monthly Payments

Payment plans are available through the e-commerce system in LORA Self-Service. There is a $50 setup fee for payment plans. 

Refund Policy

The university’s general policy on refunds is described at the link 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 Scholarships and Financial Aid office. Please note that this alternate calculation may affect the amount of money you owe or is owed to you by the university.

Tuition Protection Plan 

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 mid-semester 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 visit the GradGuard™website

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

Plan details: 

  • 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.

Tuition Insurance Protection  

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

On Campus Undergraduate

Commuter Undergraduate Purchase Protection?
Tuition and Fees $22,515 $22,515  
Housing and Meal Plan $6,935 $250  
Total Eligible Charges
Scholarships and Grants $20,000 $18,000 No
Student and Parent Loans $1,663 $4,465 Yes
College Savings Plan $6,000 $0 Yes
Cash Payment $1,787 $300 Yes
Total Payments
Total Amount to Protect
Total Cost of Protection @ 1.10%

*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

Account Credit Refund

After all tuition, fees, and other charges are paid, and you still have excess funds in your student account, you may request an account credit refund. 

Receiving funds out of your student account is a 2 step process:

  1. Request a refund using our online refund request form.
  2. Set up an e-Refund profile in your student account. Follow this link for instructions for setting up an e-Refund profile.

If you prefer to receive your refund in the form of a paper check that will be mailed to your address on file with the University, simply skip step 2 and a paper check will automatically be generated.

Fund being sent to students as a result of excess financial aid will not be processed until the semester in which the financial aid is received begins.

Refunds usually require 7–10 business days processing time and will be released only when all funds are received. However, if payment was made by credit card, the same card used to make the payment will be refunded.

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.