May 21, 2024  
Loyola Marymount University Bulletin 2015-2016 
Loyola Marymount University Bulletin 2015-2016 [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. Tuition is charged based on primary curricula.

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

The following is information for the 2015-2016 academic year.

Regular Tuition

Undergraduate Full-Time Students
  (programs of 12 or more semester hours):  
  per academic year $41,876
  per semester $20,938
Graduate Tuition per Semester Hour  
  Engineering $1,118
  Engineering Production Management and Systems Engineering Leadership (SELP) $1,297
  Marital and Family Therapy $1,118
  MBA - Continuing Students $1,297
  MBA - 2015-2016 Cohort see MBA Program
  MS in Accounting $990
  Doctorate School of Education $1,400
  School of Education $1,123
  School of Film and Television $1,118
  All Other Graduate Programs $1,069

Special Tuition

Part-Time Undergraduate Students
  (Semester hour rate for 11 semester hours or less):  
Undergraduate Students
  per semester hour $1,747
  Auditors, per semester hour $439

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 $9,590
McKay Hall
  double rooms with adjoining baths,  
  per academic year $9,680
McCarthy and Rains Halls
  double rooms with adjoining baths,  
  per academic year $9,995
Del Rey North/South Halls
  per academic year $9,590

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 $6,062
  Spring semester $5,473
O’Malley/Leavey IV, V, and VI Apartments
  Fall semester $6,295
  Spring semester $5,685

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. Each plan contains LION dollars, which are declining balance accounts. The L, I, and O plans also offer LION points per semester.

LION Dollar Plans are not refundable.

  Plan L, per academic year $4,400
  Plan I, per academic year $3,600
  Plan O, per academic year $3,200
  Plan N, per academic year $2,800

L, I, O, and N plans can be changed only during the third week of classes in Fall. New students only entering in Spring may change their meal plan during the third week of the Spring semester.

Meal plans are managed by the Student Housing Office. Please visit their website: for more information.

(These rates are subject to change.)

Other Fees

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 $75 mandatory
(The CBA graduate student activity fee supports student and alumni social events, professional development, clubs and organizations, and MBASA governance activities.)  
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
Accident Insurance Year (mandatory for 7 or more semester hours) $142
Sickness Insurance (mandatory for 7 or more semester hours, unless proof of coverage provided) $2,018
Student Activity Fee
(mandatory for full-time undergraduates)
  per academic year $195
  part-time enrollment  $9 per semester hour
Student Recreation Facility Fee (mandatory for all full-time undergraduate students, voluntary for all part-time and graduate students)
  per academic year $145
  per semester $72.50
  guests of students $5 per visit
Media Fee
  (mandatory for full-time undergraduates) $80
International Student Fee
  (per semester) $55
Graduate Student Activity Fee
(per semester)   $10
Parking Fees
  Fall and Spring $670
  per semester $335
  Summer only $200
Please visit the LMU Parking and Transportation website at for more information.

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 and interest up to 10% per year.
Credit by Examination $75
Deferred Payment Fee
  5-Month Check Mailing Payment Plan Fee per semester  $150
  5-Month Auto-Deduct Payment Plan per semester $50
  Deferred/Company Reimbursement Payment 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. 

2015-2016 Undergraduate Estimated Cost of Attendance

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, injury insurance, or other personal costs. Your actual cost may vary.

Full-time Undergraduate Students Living On Campus Living Off Campus, NOT with Parents or Relatives Living Off Campus with Parents or Relatives
Estimated Tuition and Fees $42,576 $42,576 $42,576
Estimated Average Room and
$13,630 $11,970 $4,770
Estimated Direct Loan Fees $0 $0 $0
Estimated Parking and Transportation $977 $1,269 $1,125
Estimated Books and Supplies $1,764 $1,764 $1,764
Estimated Personal Expenses $2,322 $2,898 $3,159
Total Estimated Cost $61,269 $60,477 $53,394

Note: Refer to your specific program for actual costs and fees.

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: 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 Office of Student Financial Services 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 for tuition or fees is returned unpaid from the bank or who has defaulted on payment arrangements.

Financial clearance cannot be granted, and 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 limitation, reasonable attorney’s fees and collection costs. Unpaid accounts are also reported to national credit bureaus.

Sickness Insurance

The annual Sickness Insurance fee of $2,018 is mandatory for students who are taking 7 or more semester hours. Students may waive coverage by completing the online waiver at, beginning July. Please visit the Student Accounts website at: for specific dates. Students entering for the first time or returning to the University during the Spring 2016 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 Office of Student Financial Services 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, dependent 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. This plan is subject to a setup fee of $50.00 per semester, which will be charged once the student enrolls in the 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 the student enrolls 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 it 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 2015

  Withdrawal % All Students
  100% through Sep. 4, 2015
  90% through Sep. 10, 2015
  70% through Sep. 17, 2015
  50% through Sep. 25, 2015
  25% through Oct. 23, 2015
  0% on or after Oct. 24, 2015

Spring 2016

  Withdrawal % All Students
  100% through Jan. 15, 2016
  90% through Jan. 21, 2016
  70% through Jan. 28, 2016
  50% through Feb. 5, 2016
  25% through Mar. 8, 2016
  0% on or after Mar. 9, 2016

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.

Financial Clearance and Issuance of Student Records

A student will not be issued a diploma, certificate of completion, or an official transcript until all accounts, current or otherwise, have been settled in accordance with University requirements. Students with delinquent accounts will also be prohibited from future registration until all balances are resolved to the University’s satisfaction.

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 finance-related exit interview requirements, a financial hold will remain in effect until all University debts and related 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.