Tuition & Fees

Tuition

2014 - 2015 Academic Year

Full Time

Average Hours Per:

Part Time

30-32 hours

year

20-24 hours

13-16 hours

semester

9-12 hours

13-18 hours

min-max

8-12 hours

 $ 21,000

 Semester tuition

 $ 15,750

 $ 42,000

 Annual tuition

 $ 31,500

 Full semester tuition required for 6 FT or 8 PT semesters

 Hourly tuition rate: $1,366

Fees

 
Full Time1
Part time
Summer 2015
General Fees $318.00/Semester $161.50/Semester $ 56.50
Information Technology $225.00/Semester $112.50/Semester n/a
Publications (Fall only) $  20.00 $  20.00 n/a
Student Bar Association (1st year law students) $250.00 $250.00 n/a
Law Examination Fee $  12.00/Semester $  12.00/Semester  
Graduation Fee $275.00 $275.00 $275.00

1 Fees are assessed at the full time rate to law students enrolled in 9 or more hours and at the part time rate under 9 hours.

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 for 13-16 hours registered per semester. Any hours taken in excess of 16 hours per semester requires permission from the Associate Dean of Academic Affairs. If approved the student will be charged the full-time semester rate.

6.  Part-time tuition will be charged for 8-12 hours registered per semester. 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.

7.  Full-time students may take less than 13 hours provided he/she pays the full-time tuition, subject to approval by the Associate Dean.

8.  SUMMER CLASSES:

     a.  Students will be allowed to enroll in a maximum of 10 hours total in summer classes.

     b.  Summer externships may be taken at no cost to the student and will be included in the price of a semester tuition

     c.  Summer classes in the domestic summer school will be billed at the current hourly tuition rate.

     d.  Summer classes in the international programs will be billed on the per credit rate as established for each program.

9.  Additional Programs

     a.  Students Visiting Loyola

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

          ii.  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.

     b.  Students Visiting Other Schools

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

          ii.  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. Students may be excused from the residency requirement in the event a student completes a comparable full-time schedule or part-time schedule at the other law school.

     c.  Transfer Students

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

     d.  Joint Degree Programs

          i.  JD/MBA

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

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

          ii.  JD/MPA

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

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

          iii.  JD/MURP

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

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

     e.  LL.M. Program

          i.  Students in the LL.M. program should plan on two semesters in residence at Loyola during which they would be scheduled for 12 hours per semester which would qualify them to be charged at the part-time semester rate.

          ii.  In the event the LL.M. student is registered for fewer than 8 credit hours the student will be billed on an hourly basis at the current rate.