Jun 17, 2024  
Loyola Marymount University Bulletin 2013-2014 
Loyola Marymount University Bulletin 2013-2014 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Tuition and Fees

The tuition charge supports the instructional program and general operating and administration of the University, such as ordinary health services, various counseling services, lectures, intercollegiate athletic events, and the library.

Other fees may exist that are not listed within each heading. Fees are subject to change without notice. Generally, fees are indicated based on enrolled status. The University reserves the right to change, delete, or add to this pricing schedule as deemed appropriate.

For further information, please contact the Controller’s Office at 310.338.2711 or at studacct@lmu.edu.

The following is information for the 2013-2014 academic year.

Regular Tuition

Undergraduate Full-Time Students
  (programs of 12 or more semester hours):  
  per academic year $39,344
  per semester $19,672
Graduate Tuition per Semester Hour  
  Engineering $1,050
  Engineering Production Management and Systems Engineering Leadership (SELP) $1,219
  Marital and Family Therapy $1,050
  MBA/MBA Certificate Program $1,219
  MBA Alumni Certificate Program $1,097
  MS in Accounting $990
  Doctorate School of Education $1,309
  School of Education $1,039
  School of Film and Television $1,050
  All Other Graduate Programs $1,004

Special Tuition

Part-Time Undergraduate Students
  (Semester hour rate for 11 semester hours or less):  
Undergraduate Students
  per semester hour $1,641
  Auditors, per semester hour $412

Residence Hall Fees

Housing Processing Fee/Deposit $400
  This mandatory deposit is applied to the room charge but is forfeited by those who fail to register and complete their Housing Arrangements.
Desmond, Doheny, Huesman, Rosecrans, Sullivan, and Whelan Halls  
  per academic year $9,150
McKay Hall
  double rooms with adjoining baths,  
  per academic year $9,520
McCarthy and Rains Halls
  double rooms with adjoining baths,  
  per academic year $9,895
Del Rey North/South Halls
  per academic year $9,150

Housing cost applies to the academic year only. Additional costs may be associated with non-standard living accommodations. Students who live on campus during recess periods will be charged a daily rate as indicated in their lease agreement. Summer Session Housing fees are additional. 

Apartment Fees

The University has beds in completely furnished apartment-style residence halls on campus. Each apartment accommodates four students in two bedrooms with adjoining bath and a living room with a pullman-style kitchen.

Hannon and Tenderich Apartments
  Fall semester $6,193
  Spring semester $5,227
O’Malley/Leavey IV, V, and VI Apartments
  Fall semester $6,464
  Spring semester $5,456

Apartments are open during recess and semester breaks.

Board Programs

The various plans are referred to as LION Dollar Plans. All students living in non-apartment residences are required to purchase a plan. Special dietary food may be obtained by arrangement. Four plans are offered by Sodexho Food Services. Both the Malone Center and University Hall dining facilities feature restaurant-style food selections on a declining balance, à la carte basis. Meal plans are managed by the Student Housing Office.

LION Dollar Plans are not refundable.

  Plan L, per academic year $4,400
  Plan I, per academic year $3,400
  Plan O, per academic year $3,000
  Plan N, per academic year $2,600

Normally, L, I, O, and N plans can be changed only during the third and fourth week of classes.

Commuter students and apartment residents may be eligible to purchase any of the plans listed above or may be eligible to open a Plan S account with a minimum value of $100 or multiples thereof.

(These rates are subject to change.)

Other Fees

Accident Insurance Year
  (mandatory for 7 or more semester hours) $162
Admission Application Fee
  (undergraduate) $60 mandatory
Admission Application Fee
  (graduate) $50 mandatory
Commitment Deposit $250 mandatory

The commitment deposit is a one-time non-refundable fee required
by all new freshmen and transfer students admitted.

Commitment Fees, Graduate
(non-refundable) varies per department
Health Service use per semester, graduate students (optional) $50
MBA Student Associate Fee (including SELP), per semester $66 mandatory
Orientation Fee (non-refundable mandatory for entering freshmen and transfers)
  Fall entry $225
  Spring entry $112
Registration Fee, per semester (mandatory) assessed each term to all students $64
School of Education Comprehensive  
  Exam Fee $300
School of Education ePortfolio
  (one-time fee) $102
  School of Education TPA Fee $100
  Sickness Insurance (mandatory for 7 or more semester hours, unless proof of coverage provided) $1,360
Student Activity Fee
(mandatory for full-time undergraduates)
  per academic year $190
  part-time enrollment  
Student Recreation Facility Fee (mandatory for all full-time undergraduate students, voluntary for all part-time and graduate students)
  per academic year $136
  per semester $68
  guests of students $5 per visit
Media Fee
  (mandatory for full-time undergraduates) $80
International Student Fee
  (per semester) $51
Parking Fees
  Fall and Spring $670
  per semester $335
  Summer only $200

Miscellaneous Fees

Generally all miscellaneous fees are non-refundable unless stated otherwise and due when charged to your Student Account.

Collection Cost $100
minimum to a maximum of 40% of the outstanding balance charged to your Student Account.
Credit by Examination $75
Deferred Payment Fee
  5-Month Check Mailing  
  Plan Fee per semester $150
  5-Month Auto-Deduct Payment Plan $0
  Deferred/Company Reimbursement Plan per semester  $150
  Degree Application Fee $145
Directed Teaching Fee, per semester hour:
  Elementary $25
  Secondary $25
Equipment Insurance Fee $5
Late Payment Plan Enrollment Fee $100
Late Payment Fee (monthly) $100
Replacement Charge for OneCards $15
Returned Check Charge $35
Rush Transcript $10
Teacher Placement Fee $30
Thesis or Project Binding Fee,
Graduate $26 mandatory

Certain courses may also require mandatory laboratory fees. Check with departments.

Any unpaid fines or charges (such as parking, library, delinquent telephone charges, property damage) or any miscellaneous charges incurred by a student while in attendance at the University will be charged to the student’s account. Certain fees deemed optional are required to obtain that good or service.

The tuition, fees, and other charges described above are good faith projections for the academic year. They are, however, subject to change from one academic term to the next as deemed necessary by the University in order to meet its financial commitments and to fulfill its role and mission.

There are other fees and charges unique to certain programs that are dependent upon a student’s matriculation at the University. These fees or charges may be determined by contacting the University offices that administer those programs or activities in which the student intends to enroll or engage. 

Estimate of Charges

Since each student may elect various services with associated charges, it is not possible to determine precisely all student charges before registration. However, the following schedule estimates the charges for one academic year for a typical freshman undergraduate resident exclusive of entertainment, transportation, injury insurance, or other personal costs. Your actual cost may vary.

Housing Status While Enrolled
On Campus
Off Campus, Not with Parents or Relatives With Parents or Relatives
Tuition and Fees $40,036 $40,036 $40,036
Average Room and
$13,200 $11,268 $4,518
Average Books/Supplies/
Misc. Expenses
$4,964 $5,887 $5,985
Total Estimated Cost of Attendance
$56,200 $57,181 $50,539

Estimate assumptions for illustration:

Assumes Lion Dollars Plan I or Lion Dollars S Plan for apartments. (Average apartment rate used for apartment residents.) Actual Financial Aid Budget may vary due to individual economic circumstances.

Payment of Student Charges

To make a payment or enroll in a payment plan, please visit the Student Accounts Center accessible via MyLMU, PROWL, or through the Student Accounts website: http://www.lmu.edu/StudentAccounts.Tuition, fees, and board charges are payable by the semester. Financial clearance is necessary and subject to Late Financial Fee after the deadline. Clearance may be obtained from the Controller’s Office Student Accounts Department at the time of payment or by making arrangements for the payment plan described below.

Registration for classes may be canceled for any student whose payment check for tuition or fees is returned unpaid from the bank or who has defaulted on payment arrangements.

Financial clearance cannot be granted, and pre-registration will not be permitted, if a student’s account is delinquent.

Failure to pay tuition and other outstanding debts will result in the withholding of the academic transcript. The student diploma will not be released until all debts are satisfied in full. Students are prohibited from future registrations due to delinquent accounts.

In the event of payment default of non-payment of charges, the account may be submitted to an external collection agency. The student is responsible for the expenses of collection, including, without limitaion, reasonable attorney’s fees and collection costs. Unpaid accounts are also reported to national credit bureaus.

Sickness Insurance

The annual Sickness Insurance fee of $1,350 (estimated) is mandatory for students who are taking 7 or more semester hours. Students may waive coverage by completing the online waiver at http://www.aetnastudenthealth.com, beginning July. Please visit the Student Accounts website at: http://www.lmu.edu/StudentAccounts for specific dates. Students entering for the first time or returning to the University during the Spring 2014 semester and taking 7 or more semester hours will be charged a prorated amount for the Spring semester unless a waiver form is submitted to the Controller’s Office by the deadline listed on our website.

International (Visa) students must have sickness insurance coverage regardless of the number of semester hours in which they are enrolled.

Please refer to the Aetna Student Health brochure for additional major medical, dependant and spousal coverage.

(Accident Insurance is mandatory for all students registered for 7 or more semester hours and may not be waived.)

Payment Plan Options

Full Payment by Year

This payment plan is only available to undergraduate students and only those undergraduate students who would like to make one payment, in full, for the entire academic year including the Fall and Spring semesters. Payment in full must be received by the published payment deadlines.

Full Payment by Semester

This payment plan is a semester plan open to all students, undergraduate and graduate, who would like to make one payment, in full, for the entire semester minus any incoming financial aid. Students enrolling in this plan will need to pay in full prior to the start of each term by the published payment deadlines.

5 Month-Automatic Checking Deduction

This payment plan is a semester plan open to all students, undergraduate and graduate, who would like to make five monthly payments via automatic deduction from a checking/savings account. Automatic deductions are required for this payment plan. There is no enrollment fee associated with this plan.

5 Month-Check Mailing

This payment plan is a semester plan option to all students, undergraduate and graduate, who would like make five monthly payments by mail, in-person at the Student Accounts Office, or online through the Student Account Center. This payment plan is subject to a setup up fee of $150.00 per semester, which will be charged once you enroll in the plan.

Company Reimbursement

This plan is a semester payment plan for students whose company will reimburse them for partial or full cost of tuition and mandatory fees. A current company reimbursement authorization letter is required to be submitted in order to enroll in this plan and an enrollment fee of $150.00 will be charged for deferring payment until the end of the semester. The tuition and fee portion your company does not reimburse is due upon the submission of your authorization letter. The remaining balance is due and payable 30 days from the date semester grades are posted. If you leave employment of the sponsoring company, the balance is due and payable immediately. Sole Proprietor owner students are ineligible for this plan.

Third Party Billing

This payment plan is a semester plan for students whose company pays for partial or full cost of tuition and mandatory fees. LMU bills the company directly for the portion of tuition and fees they will cover after the semester begins. A current voucher/authorization letter is required to be submitted in order to enroll in this plan. For monthly payment options for the uncovered portion of your tuition and fees, please contact the student accounts office.

TFA, and PLACE students have mandatory payment plan options in which they must enroll. Students should see their advisor or the Student Accounts Office for more information.

Certificate of Eligibility for Veterans

All expenses incurred by a veteran that have not been properly authorized by the Veterans Administration must be paid by the veteran. Therefore, it is the responsibility of every veteran to see that papers are in proper order at the time of the first and each subsequent registration. Also, all veterans who are receiving benefits for educational expenses are required to contact the Office of the Registrar.

The University is required by the Veterans Administration to report failure on the part of the student to complete 75% of the semester hours attempted in any given term. Benefits to a veteran who fails to complete 75% of the semester hours originally enrolled in may be suspended. Failures, withdrawals, and NCs are not recognized as making satisfactory progress.


Refunds for tuition and/or housing are made only after a complete withdrawal or leave of absence from the University (dropping all courses) has been processed by the Office of the Registrar and, in the case of a resident student, also by the Housing Office. For resident students, if the official withdrawal dates from the Office of the Registrar and the Housing Office are different, the respective dates will be used for tuition or housing refunding purposes. See the accompanying table for the allowable refund percentage.

Meal plans are non-refundable. A student should complete the Withdrawal/ Leave of Absence form in the Office of the Registrar and, if a resident student, the withdrawal form in the Housing Office.

The University strives to meet the expectations of its students and tries to act compassionately in a time of crisis that interrupts a student’s semester studies so that she/he cannot or should not finish the semester. In an attempt to ease the cost of tuition, the refund policy is in place to allow for a sliding refund for those who withdraw from all courses in a given semester according to the following schedule. This policy applies to, but is not limited to, the following leave or withdrawal reasons: hospitalization, illness, moving out of the area, employment changes/relocation, and family-related emergencies.

No refund may be given for registered courses which a student did not attend and did not withdraw from within the full refund period. No refund or cancellation is granted to a student who withdraws from a portion of his/her program after the end of the 100% Drop/Add period. Consult the following refund schedule for the academic category corresponding to your enrollment and type of program.

Students, whether undergraduate, graduate, or non-degree, who have paid tuition by the semester hour are eligible for tuition refunds per semester hour, based on the published sliding scale. Full refunds for all other students are contingent upon withdrawal from all classes or from the University. The published sliding scale still applies to this type of refund.

Fall 2012

  Withdrawal % All Students
  100% through Aug. 30, 2013
  90% through Sep. 5, 2013
  70% through Sep. 12, 2013
  50% through Sep. 20, 2013
  25% through Oct. 18, 2013
  0% on or after Oct. 19, 2013

Spring 2013

  Withdrawal % All Students
  100% through Jan. 17, 2014
  90% through Jan. 23, 2014
  70% through Jan. 30, 2014
  50% through Feb. 10, 2014
  25% through Mar. 11, 2014
  0% on or after Mar. 12, 2014

The University’s Federal Aid refund policy complies with the Higher Education Amendments Act.

Refund Payments

Refund credits are applied to the student’s account. Refunds of credit balances will be made in accordance with Federal guidelines. Refunding of credit balances is subject to a holding period until verification that funds received have cleared the University’s bank. Refund payments are issued in the name of the student unless written authorization from the student is received to the contrary.

Security Interest in Student Records

A student may not receive a diploma, certificate, or transcript until all accounts, current or otherwise, have been settled in accordance with University and Agency requirements. Students with delinquent accounts will be prohibited from future registration until all balances are resolved to the University’s satisfaction. Such documents and services will be retained by Loyola Marymount University as security for such obligations until they are satisfied.

If a student defaults on payment of a Federal Perkins Student Loan, a Federal Family Educational Loan, or an Institutional Loan, or if a student fails to satisfy exit interview requirements, a security interest in records and services will remain in effect until debts and requirements are satisfied. Unpaid accounts are reported to the three major credit reporting agencies. Exit interviews are administered through the Student Loan Office and the Financial Aid Office.