Tuition & Fees

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

Tuition and fees pay for approximately 69 percent of the actual cost of operating Loyola for one year. The remaining 31 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).

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. Undergraduate adult students enrolled through Loyola's Adult Learning program are charged the flat full-time rate for 13 to 21 credit hours and the per-hour rate for less than 13 credit hours. 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.

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 2018 – 19.


Traditional Undergraduates

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

Full-time (12 — 21 credit hours) 


New and Continuing Students

$19,063 per semester


Overload (each credit over 21) (music, theatre and honors over 23)

$  1,073 per credit hr.

Part-time (11 credit hours or less)


Undergraduate courses:


Traditional Students

$  1,073 per credit hr.


Nursing Students (12 credit hours or less)

$     325 per credit hr.
Online Students (12 credit hours or less) (Admitted and enrolled through Loyola's Online Programs) $     450 per credit hr.

Adult Students (12 credit hours or less) (Admitted and enrolled through Loyola's Adult Learners programs) (excludes Nursing)

$     450 per credit hr.



For Beginning Students


Application fee-undergraduates (not refundable, but waived for online applications)

$  20


FYE/SYE Engagement 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 sem.


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

$60 per sem.


Part-time students

$30 per sem.


Athletic Fee


A robust intercollegiate athletic program compliments the mission of Jesuit education in developing the whole person: mind, body and spirit.  The athletic fee supports this initiative by funding the University’s 18 intercollegiate athletic programs.  Students are entitled to free admission to all regular season contests by presenting their Loyola I.D. Card at the entrance.


Full-time students

$275      per sem.


Part-time students

$137.50 per sem.


Publications Fee


This fee supports Loyola's Student Media, which include The Maroon, the campus weekly newspaper, and The Wolf, the student magazine.


Full- and part-time students

$20 per sem.


Information Technology Fee


This fee provides for unlimited high-speed access to the Internet and intranet servers using Loyola's wired and wireless networks.  The fee also provides students with a Loyola email account, personal web site, access to campus-wide computer labs, support for Loyola's online content management systems and classroom technology.  Access to these services is available from anywhere on campus - computer labs, classrooms, common areas, and residence hall rooms.


Full-time students

$225      per sem.


Part-time students

$112.50 per sem.


Career Development Fee

  This fee supports unlimited services provided by the Career Development Center to include industry-specific career coaching; on-campus interviewing and recruiting events; career assessments; Loyola's online job and internship board, Employola; and other resources and programming.
    Full-time students $40 per sem.      
    Part-time students $20 per sem.      

Student Success Center Fee

  This fee supports the Student Success Center and the costs associated with academic support services for undergraduate students.
    Full-time students $50 per sem.      
    Part-time students $25 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

  Music Industry Studies Major Fee

$200 per semester

  Digital Filmmaking Major Fee

$200 per semester

  Popular and Commercial Music Major Fee

$200 per semester

  Music Major Fee (others not listed above)

$200 per semester


Late payment



Library book not returned

$  50 minimum


Lab Fee

$30, $35, $50, $75, $100, $125, or $150 per lab course


Nursing Clinical Practicum

$500 per clinic course


Portfolio Fee

   On Campus Students

   Online Programs


$250 per portfolio course

$150 per portfolio course


Student Health Insurance

cost varies


Student Teaching Fee 

$150 per semester


Study Abroad Fee

$300 per semester abroad

  Study Abroad Health Insurance cost varies

Students are encouraged to make payment via our online payment system through their LORA (Loyola Online Records Access) Account Summary at can be made using e-Check or ACH, or by mailing a check or money order made payable to Loyola University with a copy of the bill remittance stub. Alternatively, for an additional convenience fee set by our e-commerce vendor, payment may be made by credit card of VISA, MasterCard, American Express or Discover. 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.