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Tuition

During the fall and spring semesters, tuition is charged to Loyola students on a flat rate basis. Students classified as Day Division students must pay a full-time flat rate tuition and students classified as Evening Division students must pay a part-time flat rate tuition.  Students must pay the flat rate tuition charge based on their particular classification even though they may be enrolled in fewer than the minimum number of units required.  However, a Day Division student who, in his/her final semester, has met the residence requirement and does not need to enroll in a minimum 12-unit load, may petition through the Office of the Registrar to request that the part-time flat rate tuition rate be charged him/her.  In addition, an evening student who successfully petitions to enroll in a full-time course load (twelve through sixteen units) in his/her final semester is charged the full-time flat rate tuition. Please refer to the Tuition and Fees section on the left for the Summer 2014 - Spring 2015 rates.

During the Summer Session, tuition is charged on a per unit basis for all students.

Payment Due Dates

Payment for the tuition and fees for the Summer 2014 and Fall 2014 terms is due on the dates listed below.  The Extended Payment Plan fee will be charged if full payment is not received by the established due date.

Summer 2014 Payment due: June 2, 2014
Fall 2014 Payment due: August 22, 2014

The Initial Billing Statement, along with other billing information, will be mailed to each student by the Student Accounts Office prior to the due date.  It is the student's responsibility to keep a current address on file and update it as needed in order to receive information in a timely manner.  The Initial Billing Statement must be signed and submitted to the Student Accounts Office by the date indicated on it.  Students should contact the Student Accounts Office if they have not received an Initial Billing Statement a week before classes begin.

Students may pay tuition and fees in their entirety at the beginning of the semester, with their own funds or with student financial aid.

Accepted Payment Forms and Due Dates

  • Paying with Federal Loans

Students who request Federal Loans to pay for tuition and fees are subject to the same payment deadlines as all other students. It is the student's responsibility to complete all required loan paperwork in a timely manner in order for their loans to be received at the Law School by the due date each term.  All federal loans are credited to your student account at LLS and applied to your mandatory tuition/fees.   Students may also authorize the Law School to use their Federal loans to pay for other charges such as Parking and Student Health Insurance.  The university is required to obtain the student's authorization to apply their Federal Loans to these charges.  Please read Title IV Authorization Details for more information.   Any portion of the student's balance not covered by financial aid is due by the established payment date.

  • Paying with your own funds

Students may pay their entire balance (or the portion not covered by financial aid) at the beggining of each term by check, money order or cash.  No credit or debit card payments are accepted.

As an alternative to full payment, the Law School offers an extended payment plan at a fee.   The Extended Payment Plan Fee is charged per term.

The current Extended Payment Plan Fee rates are:

$354 for Day JD Students and JD/MBA Students 
$237 for Evening JD Students and LLM Students
$50 for all programs during the Summer term

Summer 2014 Extended Payment Plan Payment Dates (Two installments)

First installment due: June 2, 2014
Final installment due: July 1, 2014

Fall 2014 Extended Payment Plan Payment Dates (Four installments)

First installment due: August 22, 2014
Second installment due: September 16, 2014
Third installment due: October 14, 2014
Final installment due: November 4, 2014

Payments can be made by check, money order or cash.  Please note that Loyola Law School does not accept credit card or debit card payments for tuition and fees.  A late fee will be assessed if payment is received after a scheduled payment date.  To avoid a late fee, payments must be received on or before the due date.  Checks should be made payable to Loyola Law School and mailed to:

Loyola Law School
Attn: Fiscal Affairs/Cashier's Office
919 Albany Street.
Los Angeles, CA 90015-1211

If a student has either not made payment or not proposed a payment arrangement by the close of the Add/Drop period, the student may be administratively withdrawn from all of his/her classes for the term.

Students with an outstanding balance may be subject to a billing hold.  Students with a billing hold may be permitted to take final examinations but will be unable to access their grades or register for the next term.  If a student is prohibited from registering for future terms due to non-payment, the Five Year Rule requirement related to graduation will remain in effect during this time.

The Law School utilizes a collection agency to secure outstanding overdue balances.  All collection costs, when the collection agency is utilized, will be charged to the student.

Payments may be made by cash, check or money order payable to Loyola Law School.  Students should note that the Law School does not accept credit or debit card payments for tuition and fees.

More specific information regarding the schedule and amount of tuition payments will be provided on the Initial Billing statement mailed to all students prior to the beginning of each term.

Returned Checks

A student will be charged a $25 returned check fee if a payment made by check is later returned to the Law School by the bank for any reason.  If a student submits a second payment check at any other time which is also returned unpaid, the Student Accounts Office will require that the student submit all subsequent payments by certified check or in cash.

Payment Plans

Loyola's Extended Payment Plan allows a student to budget tuition payments over four installments throughout the spring and fall semesters and two installments during the summer term.  There is a fee for this service.  Click here to view the current rates.  If a student who opts for the Extended Payment plan receives financial aid, the aid is subtracted from the total charges and the remainder divided into four equal installments.  Other charges, such as health services, will be added to the student's account as they are incurred during the semester.  This may affect subsequent installment amounts. Students are advised that the Extended Payment Plan is a privilege extended to students.  Failure to comply with its terms may lead to the loss of the privilege.

A student who has not paid his/her outstanding balance in full by the established due date, will be automatically enrolled in the Extended Payment Plan.  The corresponding fee will be charged and late fees may also apply. For the installment due dates click here.

Dropping Classes (Fall and Spring Terms) - JD Students (Flat rate tuition charge)

In the rare case where a full-time day student is allowed to drop below twelve (12) units (to a part-time load), the student will still be liable for the full-time tuition rate.

Dropping Classes (Fall and Spring terms) - LLM and JD/MBA Students (per unit tuition charge)

Charges will be posted on the business day prior to the beginning of classes. The total number of units for each student will be reviewed after the end of the Open Add Period and the following applies: 

  • If a student makes changes to the class schedule prior to the end of the Open Add period and there is no change in the number of units the charges will remain the same.
  • If units were added by the end of the Open Add Period, the corresponding additional charge for Tuition and General Student Fee will be posted for the units added.
  • If units are dropped prior to the end of the Open Add period and the total number of units is lower than it was at the initial charge the Tuition and General Student Fee will be reversed at 10% penalty for the number of units dropped.
  • Charges for units dropped after the end of the Open Add Period will be reversed per the Tuition Liability/Refund Policy. 

Students are strongly encouraged to read the Tuition Liability/Refund Policy below as they consider dropping units.

Important: Please note that the last day to withdraw without tuition penalty does not correspond with the last day to withdraw without a "W" established by the Office of the Registrar. 

Tuition Liability/Refund Policy

Click the links below to view the Tuition Liability/Refund Policy.

Summer 2014 Tuition Liability/Refund Policy for JD and JD/MBA Students 

Summer 2014 Tuition Liability/Refund Policy for Tax LLM Students

Summer 2014 Tuition Liability/Refund Policy for the Intensive Summer Tax Session

The Tuition Liability/Refund Policy for the LLM for Foreign-Trained Attorneys Program will be released directly to the participants.

Withdrawal/Leave of Absence

Students who withdraw or take a leave of absence from the Law School must obtain the required form from the Office of the Registrar. A student on a leave of absence is ineligible to return to the Law School until his/her financial obligations to the Law School are satisfied.

Summer Session Refund Policy for Academically Disqualified Students

Students who academically disqualify from the Law School at the end of their first year and who are enrolled in Summer Session at the time they are notified of their academic disqualification will be administratively withdrawn from their summer courses and will have all tuition charges automatically reversed.  Likewise, students who have previously academically disqualified, and who are notified of their second academic disqualification while enrolled in Summer Session, will be administratively withdrawn from their summer courses and will have all tuition charges automatically reversed.  The Law School is responsible for refunding to any lenders, on a student's behalf, only the amount which was credited to the student's account to pay for that term's tuition and fee charges.

Student Health Insurance Plan

Visit the Health Insurance Plan page 

Parking Fee

The current Parking Charge is $348 per term.  Students who request parking will be charged accordingly.

Summer 2014 FAQs

Q.  When is Summer 2014 tuition due? 
A.  Tuition for the Summer 2014 term is due on June 2, 2014.  Any portion of the tuition and fees not covered by a student's expected financial aid must be paid by June 2, 2014.  Initial Billing Statements will be mailed to all enrolled students prior to the due date. Students are strongly encouraged to update their address as needed in SWS in order to receive correspondence in a timely manner. The Extended Payment Plan Fee will be automatically charged to your student account if full payment for the Summer 2014 is not received by the due date.  It is the students' responsibility to contact the Student Accounts Office if a bill is not received prior to the due date. 

Q.  How does the Extended Payment Plan (EPP) work in the Summer 2014 term?
A.  The Extended Payment Plan divides the tuition and fees over two installments during the Summer term. There is an additional charge for this service, refer to the Tuition and Fees page for the current rates. The installment amount is the total balance on your account + the EPP fee, divided by two.  Late fees may apply if payments are not received by the established due dates.  Students will receive an Initial Billing Statement prior to the beginning of the Summer 2014 term.   Click here to view the installment due dates

Q. Can I pay for the balance on my student account with my credit or debit card?
A. The Law School does not accept credit or debit card payments for tuition and fees. 

Q. Where can I view my student account and/or pay online?
A. If you are a current student your account is available to view in SWS under the Billing tab. There is no option available to pay online.  Payments must be made by check, money order or cash and submitted to the address below. Cash payments are accepted when paying in person only. Do not mail cash.

Q. Where should I make payments?
A. Please remit checks payable to Loyola Law School to:

Loyola Law School
Attn: Fiscal Affairs/Cashier's Office
919 Albany St.
Los Angeles, CA 90015

You may also make payments in person. Always indicate your student ID on your check.

If your questions or concerns were not addressed above we will gladly assist you. 

Please contact us at:

Phone 213-736-1021 or
Email: studentaccounts@lls.edu