Tuition & Visa Information

Tuition & Visa Information

As an international student at Loyola, it is your responsibility to know and understand U.S. immigration regulations, which are enforced by the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) under the Department of Homeland Security.

Please carefully review the information below. If you need assistance or have questions, contact LMU's Office for International Students & Scholars (OISS) at

Checklists for International Student Enrollment

As soon as you have been accepted to LMU, follow the appropriate checklist to make sure you meet all of the immigration and enrollment requirements.

Important Resources & Information

LMU will support your transition to the United States and Los Angeles every step of the way. Here are some Common Immigration Terms we think you'll find of use.

Visa Information

LMU hosts both F-1 and J-1 visas for international students. Please see Immigration Forms and Resources for additional details (undergraduate and graduate).

Note to Prospective Students

Visitors with B-2 visas intending to visit academic institutions in the U.S. must declare their intentions as a "Prospective Student" or "Prospective Exchange Visitor" at the Port of Entry. B-2 visitors who fail to do this are no longer eligible for a "change of status" within the U.S. and must depart the country to apply for an F-1 visa.


The 2016-2017 tuition is $54,240, plus the general student fee. Students should also budget $18,000 - $25,000 in addition to tuition cost for living expenses and books. For a more detailed list of fees and other expenses, please review our Tuition and Fees page.

Tuition Payment Plan Option

Tuition is charged in two separate installments, at the beginning of each semester. Loyola Law School also offers a payment plan option, where students can pay for their tuition in monthly installments. Please be aware that the payment plan option does not change visa requirements and, therefore, students will have to prove at the time of visa application the availability of sufficient funds (through personal assets or other forms) to cover the full tuition and living expenses.


Each and every student is considered for scholarship during the admission process and no separate application is required for this. Loyola Law School values academic excellence and may award merit-based scholarship in the amount of 10% to 50% of the cost of tuition.

In addition to Loyola’s scholarship, students are encouraged to seek outside scholarship opportunities. Many international institutions and programs (e.g. Fulbright) offer merit-based scholarship to students interested in pursuing a graduate degree in the United States.

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