Overpayments/Excess Aid

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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 any portion of the bill was paid by credit card, the refund will be issued back to the originating credit card.  In the case of multiple credit card payments, the most recent card used will be refunded.

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Monthly Payments

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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.

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Loyola Express Card

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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.

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Law Meal Plans (Board)

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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, and dinners. Wolf Bucks are used for snacks and late night dining. Additional Wolf Bucks may be purchased in $100 increments.

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Refund Policy

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Tuition

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.

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University Academic Scholarships

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Scholarships are awarded to outstanding entering first-year students with superior academic records and LSAT scores. These scholarships are awarded as tuition waivers and are renewed automatically if the required grade point average is maintained. After the first year, students may apply to the Faculty Scholarship Selection Committee to be considered for one-year awards based on a combination of merit and need. Loyola may conclude that gift and grant aid from other sources precludes or limits a student’s eligibility for scholarships administered by the College of Law.

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Other Funding

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The Council on Legal Education Opportunity (CLEO) conducts summer tutorial programs each year to assist students of “low income” or “disadvantaged background” to obtain entrance into the College of Law. Those students successfully completing the program will, upon enrollment in the College of Law, be awarded an annual living stipend. For further information, students should contact: CLEO, 740 15th St. N.W., 9th Floor, Washington, D.C. 20005 or call (202) 216-4343 or www.cleoscholars.com.

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Diversity Funding

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In accord with its commitment to extend opportunities in education to all qualified students, regardless of age, color, disability, national origin, race, religion, sex/gender, or sexual orientation, and being cognizant of the underrepresentation of minorities within the legal profession, Loyola has established a fund to assist minorities in obtaining a legal education.

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Loan Repayment Assistance Program

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Many Loyola College of Law graduates devote their careers to public service work as advocates for traditionally under-served communities. Given a significant law school debt burden, such careers might not be feasible without some form of assistance. Since 1991, the Gillis Long Poverty Law Center’s Loan Repayment Assistance Program (LRAP) has tried to address this problem and remains committed to furthering its goal of providing quality legal assistance to communities throughout the country.

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College of Law Financial Aid Office

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This office administers all federal and private loans for law students. The Office of Financial Aid is located in LS 121. The telephone number is (504) 861-5551. For more information regarding federal and private loans, see our webpage, http://law.loyno.edu/lawaid.

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Refund/Repayment of Title IV Financial Aid Funds

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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).

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Law Tuition & Fees

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Tuition

New students and continuing students $1,366 per cr. hr.

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For Beginning Students

  • Application Fee (nonrefundable) $45
  • Acceptance deposit (nonrefundable, applicable to tuition) $500
    • ($150 due by April 1, nonrefundable, if accepted by March 15)
    • ($350 due by May 1, refundable only until June 1)
  • Student Bar Association Fee $150

 For All Students

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Federal Financial Aid Programs

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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.

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Billing and Payment Policy

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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.

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Alphabetical Index

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| A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H | I | J | K | L | M | N | O | P | Q | R | S | T | U | V | W | X |

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Student Services Overview

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Student Life at Loyola is based on the philosophy that education occurs in the context of total human development. Development of the whole person involves not only the intellectual development of the student but also the moral, social, cultural, and physical development of the individual. Programs and services exist which provide opportunities for this total educational experience.

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Tuition, Fees, and Financial Aid Overview

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Tuition and fees as well as revenues produced by the university endowment and with funds raised through the annual support program from alumni, friends, faculty, staff, foundations, and corporations provide for the actual cost of operating the College of Law.

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Academic Regulations Overview

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Honor Code

Students in the College of Law are governed by the Honor Code. An elected student committee acts as a fact finding committee for honor code purposes. The committee reviews complaints and conducts hearings. If a complaint is found to be substantial and if it is sustained after hearing, the student may appeal to the dean.

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Skills Curriculum Course Descriptions

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Category I — Factual Investigation and Counseling

Pretrial Practice Skills
This course develops fundamental lawyering skills starting with the initial client interview and working through the various phases of pretrial discovery. Students will work in two-lawyer “firms.”

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Common Law Electives (LCOM)

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LCOM L800 Family Law 3 hrs.
This course surveys the law regulating marriage and other interpersonal relationships. Topics considered include marriage, alternate forms of social organization, rights concerning procreation, divorce, child custody, financial aspects of family dissolution, the legal regulation of the parent/child relationship, children’s rights and the state’s role in protecting children from neglect and abuse, and adoption.

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