Policies and Procedures

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Tuition - JD Program

During the fall and spring semesters, tuition is charged to Loyola JD 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 he/she be charged the part-time tuition rate.  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. Click Tuition and Fees to view the current rates.

Tuition -  Non-JD Programs

Please refer to the Tuition and Fees for the Summer 2015- Spring 2016 rates.

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

 Billing and Payments

The university issues eBills once a month.  Students are notified via email when an eBill is available at the Student Account Center . Payment for the tuition and fees for the Fall 2015 term is due on August 20, 2015.  The Student Account Center:

  • Is a private and secure means for students to view bills and account activity, and make payments and deposits.
  • Allows students to set up authorized users for secure third party access.
  • Allows students and authorized users to store payment methods for quick and easy payment access. 
  • Allows students, once registered in classes, to enroll in a payment plan and set up future scheduled payments. 
  • Allows students to set up bank account information to have refunds deposited directly into a bank account.

Students may pay tuition and fees in their entirety at the beginning of the semester, with their own funds or with student financial aid. Any portion of the balance not covered by financial aid is due on August 20, 2015.  The options to submit payments are:

  • Payment online:  Through the Student Account Center

  • Payment in person: By check, money order, or cash at the Law School's Student Accounts Office, Founders Hall 138. No credit card payments accepted.

  • Payment by mail: Remit checks or money orders to the address below.  Do not mail cash.

    Loyola Marymount University
    1 LMU Drive VDA Ste. 250
    Los Angeles, CA 90045

Make checks payable to Loyola Marymount University and indicate your student ID on the check.  No credit card payments are accepted.

Payment Plans

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 Summer 2015 - Spring 2016 Extended Payment Plan Fee rates are:

$368 per term for these programs: JD Day, JD/MBA, JSD, and LLM FTA
$246 per term for these programs: JD Evening, MA/JD, Tax LLM, MLS, and MT
$50 per term for all programs during the Summer term

Fall 2015 Extended Payment Plan Payment Dates (Four installments)

First installment due: August 20, 2015
Second installment due: September 20, 2015
Third installment due: October 20, 2015
Final installment due: November 10, 2015

The deadline to set up a Payment Plan through the Student Account Center is August 19, 2015.  A penalty for late enrollment in a payment plan ($100) applies if Fall payment plan arragements are made on or after August 20, 2015.

Past Due Balance

A Late Fee ($100) applies when full payment or a scheduled installment amount is not received by the due date.

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.

Returned Payments

A penalty fee ($35) will be charged if a check or electronic payment is returned unpaid by the bank for any reason.  If a student submits a second payment 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.  

Dropping Classes (Fall and Spring Terms) - Flat Rate tuition 

JD students are charged on a flat rate basis during the Fall and Spring terms.  The tuition charge will not change if the student drops units as long as he/she remains in the same classification (Day or Evening).  In the rare case a JD Day student is permitted to enroll in fewer than 12 units, the flat rate Evening Tuition and General Student Fee will apply.   Evening students approved by the Office of the Registrar to take more than 11 units will be charged the Day Tuition and General Student Fee.  Please consult with the Office of the Registrar regarding these exceptions.  

Students in the LLM FTA, MLS and JSD programs are also charged on a flat rate basis in the Fall and Spring terms.  The flat rate charge will not change if students drop units as permitted by their specific program. 

All students are charged per unit during the Summer and Intersession terms and the corresponding Tuition Liability/Refund Policy applies when units are dropped.

Dropping Classes - Per Unit Tuition

Students who are charged tuition on a per unit basis are subject to the Tuition Liability/Refund Policy established by the Student Accounts Office every term.  Please refer to the Tuition Liability/Refund Policy below if you are considering dropping units.

Tuition Liability/Refund Policy for All Programs

The policy set forth below applies when a student witdraws or takes a Leave of Absence.  This policy also applies to students who are charged on a per unit basis if they drop units during the current term.

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. 

Fall 2015 Tuition Liability/Refund Policy
This policy applies to all programs
Date of WithdrawalRefund of Tuition 
August 17 - 23 90%
August 24 - 30 80%
August 31 - September 13 70%
September 14 - 27 60%
September 28 - October 11 50%
 October 12 - 25 40%
 October 26 and after  0%

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 thorough the Office of Campus Planning will be charged accordingly.

 Fall 2015 FAQs

Q.  When is Fall 2015 tuition due? 
A.  Full payment or the first installment of the payment plan is due on August 20, 2015.  Students who wish to pay in installments must make the Extended Payment Plan arrangements through the Student Account Center no later than August 19, 2015.  Please refer to Payment Plans for additional details.  Any portion of your balance not covered by Financial Aid is due on August 20, 2015.   A Late Fee ($100) applies if full payment or the installment amount due is not received by the due date.    

Q. Can I pay for the balance on my student account with my credit 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. To view your account, statements and make payments online please visit the Student Account Center.   You may also access the Student Account Center through PROWL.  

Q. Where should I make payments?

To submit payments in person:

Loyola Law School
Office of Student Accounts
Founders Hall 138
919 Albany St. 
Los Angeles, CA 90015

To remit payment by mail:
Loyola Marymount University
1 LMU Drive VDA Ste. 250
Los Angeles, CA 90045

Make checks payable to Loyola Marymount University.  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