2022-2023 Undergraduate Academic Catalogue 
    
    Aug 11, 2022  
2022-2023 Undergraduate Academic Catalogue

Fees


 

General Fees

Loyola University Maryland understands that the costs associated with high quality education are of concern to students and their families. Accordingly, the University has been diligent in managing its resources and flexible in its approach so that a Jesuit education in the Loyola tradition is available to all who pursue it. This section outlines the costs for resident and non-resident students, including tuition, room, board, and fees; the subsequent section includes discussion about financial aid at Loyola University Maryland.

Payment for tuition and applicable fees must be made by the date listed on the billing statement. An additional charge of 1.5 percent a month on the unpaid balance is made for late payment of tuition or other fees. Tuition, room and board are subject to change.

Tuition Fees

(per semester)

Full-Time Student $26,715

Full-time tuition is calculated based on enrollment in a minimum of 12 credits. Students enrolled in more than six (6), three-, four-, or five-credit courses will be charged an additional per-credit fee above 20 credits.

Additional Course Charge (per credit) $835

Part-Time Student (per credit) $835

Part-time tuition is calculated based on enrollment in less than 12 credits.

Tuition Deposit

New/Transfer Student $750

(Applied toward tuition; nonrefundable; first-year student deposit due May 1)

Continuing Student $300

Returning commuter and resident students must submit a non-refundable tuition deposit to hold their place in classes. The deposit is paid during the spring semester and allows students to register for the fall semester. The deposit is applied toward the fall tuition charges.

Late Tuition Deposit Fee $100

Housing Deposit

(applied toward room charges)

Continuing Resident Student $300

Returning commuter and resident students must submit a non-refundable tuition deposit to hold their place in classes. The deposit is paid during the spring semester and allows students to register for the fall semester. The deposit is applied toward the fall tuition charges.

Admission Application Fee $60

Special Fees

Late Payment Penalty (required) 1.5 percent per month on the unpaid balance.

Books (approx., per semester) $500

Students purchase books directly from the bookstore on a cash/credit card basis. The total book cost varies with the program of courses the student is taking, and the amount quoted is only intended to give a general estimate of the cost.

ID Cards (replacement) $15

Laboratory Fee (part-time only) $50

Readmission Fee $25

Returned Check/E-Check Fee $35

Special Testing Fee $15

Study Abroad Processing Fee (external study abroad programs) $800

Resident Student Fees

Room

(per student, per nine month year)

Level I Housing $11,050

(Butler Hall, Campion Towers, Hammerman Hall, Hopkins Court, Lange Court Suites, Newman Towers Suites, Thea Bowman Hall, Seton Court Suites, Southwell Hall Suites)

Level II Housing $12,450

(Ahern Hall, Aquinas House, Avila Hall, Bellarmine Hall, Claver Hall, Dorothy Day Hall, Lange Court Apartments, McAuley Hall, Newman Towers Apartments, Rahner Village Apartments, Seton Court Apartments, Southwell Hall Apartments)

All residence halls are closed when classes are not in session (Thanksgiving, Christmas, Spring Break, and Easter).

Board

Meal Plans

Dining services offers several meal plan options for all class years. The plans will offer "All You Care to Eat" meals, as well as Greyhound Express meals for students who are short on time and seeking healthy options. Meal plans are required for all residential students.

Meal Points Account

Students access monies deposited in their Meal Points account by using their One Card (ID card). The use of Meal Points Account is restricted to dining services food purchases and is exempt from sales tax. Each meal plan has specific buy-in levels, and additional funds cannot be added to the account. All Meal Points balances roll over from fall semester to spring semester; however, balances are forfeited at the end of each academic year.

Evergreen Account

Students access monies deposited in their Evergreen account by using their One Card (ID card). Funds may be applied to various purchases (including meals) made at all Loyola facilities. Funds may be added to the account in any increment at any time through Student Administrative Services. All Evergreen monies remain in the account until students graduate or withdraw from the University.

For more information on board plans, visit www.loyola.edu/mealplan.

Housing Damage Deposit

A $45 deposit is charged when the student enters campus housing. The student is financially responsible for damage to the furniture and facilities other than normal depreciation caused through proper use. Should any damages occur while the student is in residence, a charge will be made to the student's account to cover the damage. Such bills are due when rendered. Damage to common areas is assessed on a prorated basis if individual responsibility is unknown. Upon leaving the residence hall for graduation or withdrawal, the deposit will be refunded less any charges incurred.

International Programs

Costs listed below are per semester unless otherwise noted.

Accra

Tuition Fee $26,715
Deposit* $300
Housing Fee $6,225
Program Fee $550

Amsterdam

Tuition Fee $26,715
Deposit* $300
Housing Fee $6,225
Program Fee $550

Athens

Tuition Fee $26,715
Deposit* $300
Housing Fee $6,225
Program Fee $550

Auckland

Tuition Fee $26,715
Deposit* $300
Housing Fee $6,225
Program Fee $550
Supplemental Airline Ticket Fee $550

Bangkok

Tuition Fee $26,715
Deposit* $300
Housing Fee $6,225
Program Fee $550

Beijing

Tuition Fee $26,715
Deposit* $300
Housing Fee $6,225
Program Fee $550

Berlin

Tuition Fee $26,715
Deposit* $300
Housing Fee $6,225
Program Fee $550

Budapest

Tuition Fee $26,715
Deposit* $300
Housing Fee $6,225
Program Fee $550

Cape Town

Tuition Fee $26,715
Deposit* $300
Housing Fee $6,225
Program Fee $550
Supplemental Airline Ticket Fee $200

Copenhagen

Tuition Fee $26,715
Deposit* $300
Housing Fee $6,225
Program Fee $550

Cork

Tuition Fee $26,715
Deposit* $300
Housing Fee $6,225
Program Fee $550

Dubai

Tuition Fee $26,715
Deposit* $300
Housing Fee $6,225
Program Fee $550

Glasgow

Tuition Fee $26,715
Deposit* $300
Housing Fee $6,225
Program Fee $550

Leuven

Tuition Fee $26,715
Deposit* $300
Housing Fee $6,225
Program Fee $550

Lyon

Tuition Fee $26,715
Deposit* $300
Housing Fee $6,225
Program Fee $550

Madrid

Tuition Fee $26,715
Deposit* $300
Homestay/Activities Fee $7,650

Melbourne

Tuition Fee $26,715
Deposit* $300
Housing Fee $6,225
Program Fee $550
Supplemental Airline Ticket Fee $550

Newcastle

Tuition Fee $26,715
Deposit* $300
Housing Fee $6,225
Program Fee $550

Paris

Tuition Fee $26,715
Deposit* $300
Program Fee $550

Rome

Tuition Fee $26,715
Deposit* $300
Housing Fee $6,225
Program Fee $550

Santiago

Tuition Fee $26,715
Deposit* $300
Housing Fee $6,225
Program Fee $550

Stockholm

Tuition Fee $26,715
Deposit* $300
Housing Fee $6,225
Program Fee $550

* Applies to program charges.

Withdrawal/Refund Policies

When students officially withdraw or leave the University for any reason and have no indebtedness to the University, a portion of their tuition fee may be refunded. The percentage varies with the date of formal withdrawal (that date on which all withdrawal forms have been properly completed and returned to the Records Office). There are no refunds of other fees, whether required or optional, after the first day of class. Lab fees are not refundable. A student dismissed or suspended by the University for disciplinary reasons will not be entitled to any refund.

Refunds for approved withdrawals will be made according to the following schedules:

Fall/Spring Semester (Full-Time)

prior to the first day of the semester 100%
before two completed weeks 80%
before three completed weeks 60%
before four completed weeks 40%
before five completed weeks 20%

After five weeks of a semester, there will be no tuition refund.

Fall/Spring Semester (Part-Time)

prior to the second week of class 100%
during the second week of class 80%
during the third week of class 60%
during the fourth week of class 40%
during the fifth week of class 20%

After the fifth week of class, there will be no tuition refund.

Summer Sessions for asynchronous courses (more than 50% of the course is completed online asynchronously)

prior to the completion of the first week of class 100%
prior to the completion of the second week of class 60%
prior to the completion of the third week of class 20%

Summer Sessions for synchronous courses (face to face/virtual or classroom setting) 

prior to second meeting 100%
prior to third meeting 60%
prior to fourth meeting 20%

After the fourth meeting, there will be no tuition refund.

Subsequently, no refund is made. (Note: Students with approved withdrawals from summer alternate internships will receive a full tuition refund through the date published in the academic calendar.)

Federal Return of Title IV Funds Policy

Federal statute requires a financial aid office to recalculate federal financial aid eligibility for Title IV funds for students who cease enrollment in all classes prior to completing 60 percent of a payment period or period of enrollment.

At Loyola, this means the Office of Financial Aid must recalculate federal financial aid eligibility for enrolled students who begin attendance and withdraw (stop attending) from all their classes before completing 60 percent of the semester. This requirement does not apply to a student who withdraws from some but not all their classes in the semester. A student who completes all the requirements for graduation from their program before completing the semester is not considered to have withdrawn. This applies to all programs (with or without modules).

Official or Unofficial Withdrawal

For R2T4 purposes, a withdrawal can be official or unofficial.

An official withdrawal occurs when a student who has begun attendance decides to withdraw from (stop attending) all their classes before the semester ends. Students are required to notify the Office of the Dean of Undergraduate Studies. The effective date of the withdrawal is the date the student submits the required form(s) to the Office of the Dean of Undergraduate Studies. If the required form(s) is submitted via email, the effective date is the email date. Students may only use their Loyola email account to submit required forms. Please contact the Office of the Dean of Undergraduate Studies to determine which form(s) must be completed and for additional information. 

An unofficial withdrawal occurs if a student drops out without notifying the University. The withdrawal date is the midpoint of the semester or a documented last date of participation in an academically related activity. An unofficial withdrawal is considered to have occurred when a student has been assigned an initial grade of FW for all classes which is recorded officially as an F after verification that the student did not officially withdraw.

Please visit the Office of the Dean of Undergraduate Studies, the Academic Advising and Support Center, and the Records Office for additional information on dropping classes, leaves of absence, and withdrawal from the University.

Title IV Funds

The Title IV aid programs subject to the return of Title IV funds requirement include the Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), Federal TEACH Grant, Iraq and Afghanistan Service Grant, Federal Direct Subsidized and Unsubsidized Loans, Federal Direct Parent PLUS and Graduate PLUS Loans.

R2T4 Formula

Though financial aid is typically posted to a student's account at the beginning of the semester, students earn the funds as they complete the semester. If a student withdraws during the semester, the amount of Title IV aid they earned up to that point is determined by the federal R2T4 formula.

Earned Aid

Earned aid is the amount of Title IV aid the student is entitled to based upon the amount of the semester completed as of the date the student withdrew. A student's earned aid may be either disbursed or undisbursed at the time of withdrawal. The amount earned is proportionate to the percentage of the semester the student had completed at the time they withdrew, excluding breaks of five days or more. In other words,

(Number of days the student is enrolled) divided by (Total number of days in the semester including weekends and holidays and excluding Thanksgiving break or spring break, if applicable) 
= Percentage of semester completed (also the percentage of earned aid)

For example, if a student completes 40% of the semester, they earned 40% of the Title IV aid originally scheduled. 

Post-Withdrawal Disbursement

A student may be due a post-withdrawal disbursement if the amount of Title IV funds earned is more than the amount disbursed at the time they withdrew.

If a student has an outstanding balance on their account for current award year charges for tuition, room, and meal plan charges, and prior award year charges of $200 or less for tuition, room, and meal plan charges, Loyola may automatically credit a post-withdrawal disbursement of grant funds to the student's account. Otherwise, Loyola must obtain the student's written authorization before crediting the post-withdrawal disbursement for other current award year educationally related institutional charges and prior award year educationally related institutional charges up to $200.

If a student does not have an outstanding balance on their account or the amount of the post-withdrawal disbursement is greater than the balance, Loyola must directly deliver any grant portion of the post-withdrawal disbursement to the student within 45 days of the date of the school's determination the student withdrew. 

If the post-withdrawal disbursement includes loan funds, Loyola may not credit the student's account and the borrower may not receive the proceeds as a direct disbursement without first notifying the borrower and confirming they still wish to receive the loan disbursement. Loyola must send the notification within 30 days of the school's determination that the student withdrew and allow the borrower at least 14 days to respond. A student (or parent for a Direct PLUS Loan) may choose to decline some or all the loan proceeds to reduce indebtedness. If no response is received within 14 days of notification, the award will be canceled.

Unearned Aid

If the amount of Title IV aid earned is less than the amount disbursed as of the date the student withdrew, the difference is the amount of unearned aid that must be returned to the Title IV programs by Loyola, the student, or both.

The R2T4 formula is designed so all the unearned funds are returned by the school if the student's institutional charges equal or exceed the amount of Title IV funds disbursed. It is also designed so the institution and the student must each return a share of the funds if the amount of Title IV funds disbursed exceeds the student's institutional charges.

School Share

Loyola's share is determined first and is the lesser of the total amount of unearned aid or an amount equal to institutional charges multiplied by the percentage unearned. The percentage unearned is the complement of the percentage earned. 

Loyola must return the Title IV funds for which it is responsible no later than 45 days after the date of the determination of the date of the student's withdrawal.

Loyola is responsible for allocating unearned funds to the Title IV programs from which the student received assistance in the following order, up to the net amount:

  • Federal Direct Unsubsidized Loan
  • Federal Direct Subsidized Loan
  • Federal Direct PLUS Loan (Graduate PLUS Loan applies to graduate students only)
  • Federal Pell Grant
  • Federal Iraq & Afghanistan Service Grant
  • Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG)
  • Federal TEACH Grant

Student Share

The student's share is the difference between the total unearned aid and Loyola's share. Loyola must notify the student of any unearned funds for which they are responsible for repaying within 30 days of the date the school determined the student withdrew. 

If unearned grant funds are to be returned it is referred to as an overpayment. The maximum amount of grant aid a student must repay is 50 percent of the total federal grant funds received or scheduled to receive. Loyola's notification must include the student has 45 days in which to repay the overpayment in full or to enter into a satisfactory repayment agreement with Loyola or the Department of Education. Students are not required to return unearned grant funds of $50 or less.

If direct loan funds must be returned, the student (or parent for a Direct PLUS Loan) must repay the funds according to the terms of the promissory note.

Loyola Refund Policies

The R2T4 refund policy is distinct and separate from Loyola's other refund policies. The amount of unearned Title IV funds that must be returned because of applying the R2T4 formula is independent of institutional charges assessed the student under the school's refund policy. Title IV regulations do not govern how much Loyola may charge its students. It is possible that a student may still be responsible for unpaid institutional charges resulting from the University having to return unearned Title IV funds.