An education that makes a difference

A Loyola degree is an investment in your future. We are committed to helping students through the financial aid process, so our team will work to customize an aid package best suited to you and your family.

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Best value in the nation

82%

undergraduates say their Loyola education was a good investment

97%

freshman students in 2016 received grants or scholarships

The bottom line

Don’t let figuring out tuition overwhelm you. You’re not in this alone. At Loyola, we have staff who can help you understand the costs and fees that come with higher education. Also, make sure to check out Loyola’s financial aid offerings. In 2016, 97 percent of first-year students received assistance.

Cost

It’s easy to get confused when it comes to financing an education, so let’s start at the beginning, and go from there.

Tuition
$41,720
Fees
$1,300
Room and Board
$13,880
Estimated Expense
$56,900

$27,250

Average Financial Aid Award

Tuition and fees vary based on a students' school, college, and academic program. Visit the Office of the Bursar for more information.

NOTE: Tuition and fees are subject to change. Estimation does not include transportation, books, supplies, and other personal expenses.

Scholarships

Whether you’re coming from high school, community college, or another country, Loyola can connect you to the right resources.

Scholarship Description Award
Freshman Merit Scholarships Presidential, Damen, Loyola, Trustee and Dean’s. Awarded to incoming freshman at time of admission based on a student’s academic performance. $17,000–$22,000
Catholic Heritage Award This award (awarded for four years of consecutive, full-time enrollment) is made to new freshmen graduating from a Catholic high school within the Archdiocese of Chicago or the Diocese of Joliet. $2,500
Jesuit Heritage Award This award (awarded for four years of consecutive, full-time enrollment) is made to new freshmen graduating from a Jesuit high school. $2,500
Senn High School Scholars Five awards of varying amounts via a selective process to admitted first year students from Senn High School. Undocumented students are invited to apply as well. Varies
School of Education Half-Tuition Scholarship Two half-tuition scholarships are offered to incoming freshman entering the School of Education. Applicants must have a composite score of 25 or higher on the ACT or equivalent SAT score and a 3.4 high school GPA or higher. This scholarship may not be combined with another academic award and will replace any previously awarded scholarship. Half tuition
National Merit/National Achievement Finalists One full-tuition scholarship is available to students who have been named National Merit/National Achievement finalists by the National Merit Corporation. Qualified students should submit a copy of their award letter from the National Merit Corporation as their application for one of these scholarships by March 1. Any National Merit/National Achievement finalist who does not receive one of the full-tuition scholarships may receive a Loyola-sponsored $2,000 scholarship. $2,000
Jesuit, Blessed Virgin Mary (BVM) and Sisters of Christian Charity High School Half Tuition Scholarships These scholarships are awarded to one student from each Jesuit, B.V.M., Sisters of Christian Charity high school in the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico. Candidates must be nominated by their high school principal or their designate (one nomination per school). Half tuition
Ignatian Scholarship The Ignatian Scholarship is an invite-only full tuition scholarship awarded in the freshman year. Applicants must have a minimum ACT composite of 33 or higher or a minimum combined SAT R score of 1490, and a cumulative high school GPA of a 3.5 or higher on a 4.0 scale. Candidates for this scholarship must attend a mandatory on-campus interview with faculty and administrators. Full tuition
Martin J. Svaglic Humanities Scholarship Two scholarships will be awarded to qualified new freshman or transfer students who have been admitted into one the following areas in the humanities: Classical Studies, Communication, English, Fine and Performing Arts, History, Journalism, Mondern Languages, Philosophy, Theology, or Theatre. $2,500
Gannon Scholars Ten scholarships are awarded annually to students who demonstrate outstanding leadership, scholarship, and service and who will advance the mission of the Gannon Center for Women and Leadership. Applicants chosen as semi-finalists will be expected to participate in a Skype or on-campus interview in the spring. $8,000
Elaine Bruggemeier Debate Scholarships These scholarships are awarded to students with previous debate or forensic experience who plan to participate in the inter-collegiate debate program at Loyola. Loyola sponsors a policy debate program that competes in NDT and CEDA. Scholarship amounts will vary. Varies
Cristo Rey Scholars Program Students attending Cristo Rey Network schools around the country are invited to apply to join the next class of Cristo Rey Scholars. Starting the summer before entering Loyola, Cristo Rey Scholars engage in a dynamic program to enrich their academic, social, spiritual, community, and professional experiences in college. Full tuition
Magis Scholarship Loyola offers two scholarships for admitted transfer and freshman with undocumented status. MAGIS scholarships cover tuition, on campus room and board, and mandatory student fees. These scholarships are highly selective and finalist will be required to attend an on-campus interview. Full tuition
Rambler Award This award is for new incoming freshman and will be in recognition of the student's academic achievements and commitment to service and leadership. Students eligible for any of Loyola's merit scholarships are not eligible for the Rambler Award. $7,500
Rachel Carson Scholarship Four scholarships awarded to students admitted to the Institute of Environmental Sustainability (IES), providing opportunities for students to learn about nature by studying in nature through summer coursework at Loyola’s Retreat and Ecology Campus (LUREC). $2,500
Mooney Education Scholarship One scholarship awarded to an incoming student admitted into the School of Education and have a commitment to urban education. $10,000
Plocieniak Scholarship Scholarship awarded to incoming student who is fluent in Polish. Students are required to sit for an exam that test your ability to read, write and translate the Polish language as part of this scholarship application process. $1,000
Freshman Merit Scholarships
Presidential, Damen, Loyola, Trustee and Dean’s. Awarded to incoming freshman at time of admission based on a student’s academic performance. $17,000–$22,000
Catholic Heritage Award
This award (awarded for four years of consecutive, full-time enrollment) is made to new freshmen graduating from a Catholic high school within the Archdiocese of Chicago or the Diocese of Joliet. $2,500
Jesuit Heritage Award
This award (awarded for four years of consecutive, full-time enrollment) is made to new freshmen graduating from a Jesuit high school. $2,500
Senn High School Scholars
Five awards of varying amounts via a selective process to admitted first year students from Senn High School. Undocumented students are invited to apply as well. Varies
School of Education Half-Tuition Scholarship
Two half-tuition scholarships are offered to incoming freshman entering the School of Education. Applicants must have a composite score of 25 or higher on the ACT or equivalent SAT score and a 3.4 high school GPA or higher. This scholarship may not be combined with another academic award and will replace any previously awarded scholarship. Half tuition
National Merit/National Achievement Finalists
One full-tuition scholarship is available to students who have been named National Merit/National Achievement finalists by the National Merit Corporation. Qualified students should submit a copy of their award letter from the National Merit Corporation as their application for one of these scholarships by March 1. Any National Merit/National Achievement finalist who does not receive one of the full-tuition scholarships may receive a Loyola-sponsored $2,000 scholarship. $2,000
Jesuit, Blessed Virgin Mary (BVM) and Sisters of Christian Charity High School Half Tuition Scholarships
These scholarships are awarded to one student from each Jesuit, B.V.M., Sisters of Christian Charity high school in the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico. Candidates must be nominated by their high school principal or their designate (one nomination per school). Half tuition
Ignatian Scholarship
The Ignatian Scholarship is an invite-only full tuition scholarship awarded in the freshman year. Applicants must have a minimum ACT composite of 33 or higher or a minimum combined SAT R score of 1490, and a cumulative high school GPA of a 3.5 or higher on a 4.0 scale. Candidates for this scholarship must attend a mandatory on-campus interview with faculty and administrators. Full tuition
Martin J. Svaglic Humanities Scholarship
Two scholarships will be awarded to qualified new freshman or transfer students who have been admitted into one the following areas in the humanities: Classical Studies, Communication, English, Fine and Performing Arts, History, Journalism, Mondern Languages, Philosophy, Theology, or Theatre. $2,500
Gannon Scholars
Ten scholarships are awarded annually to students who demonstrate outstanding leadership, scholarship, and service and who will advance the mission of the Gannon Center for Women and Leadership. Applicants chosen as semi-finalists will be expected to participate in a Skype or on-campus interview in the spring. $8,000
Elaine Bruggemeier Debate Scholarships
These scholarships are awarded to students with previous debate or forensic experience who plan to participate in the inter-collegiate debate program at Loyola. Loyola sponsors a policy debate program that competes in NDT and CEDA. Scholarship amounts will vary. Varies
Cristo Rey Scholars Program
Students attending Cristo Rey Network schools around the country are invited to apply to join the next class of Cristo Rey Scholars. Starting the summer before entering Loyola, Cristo Rey Scholars engage in a dynamic program to enrich their academic, social, spiritual, community, and professional experiences in college. Full tuition
Magis Scholarship
Loyola offers two scholarships for admitted transfer and freshman with undocumented status. MAGIS scholarships cover tuition, on campus room and board, and mandatory student fees. These scholarships are highly selective and finalist will be required to attend an on-campus interview. Full tuition
Rambler Award
This award is for new incoming freshman and will be in recognition of the student's academic achievements and commitment to service and leadership. Students eligible for any of Loyola's merit scholarships are not eligible for the Rambler Award. $7,500
Rachel Carson Scholarship
Four scholarships awarded to students admitted to the Institute of Environmental Sustainability (IES), providing opportunities for students to learn about nature by studying in nature through summer coursework at Loyola’s Retreat and Ecology Campus (LUREC). $2,500
Mooney Education Scholarship
One scholarship awarded to an incoming student admitted into the School of Education and have a commitment to urban education. $10,000
Plocieniak Scholarship
Scholarship awarded to incoming student who is fluent in Polish. Students are required to sit for an exam that test your ability to read, write and translate the Polish language as part of this scholarship application process. $1,000
Scholarship Description Award
Transfer Merit Scholarships Presidential, Trustee , Academic, Deans and Rambler. Awarded to incoming transfers at time of admission based on a student’s academic performance. $9,000–$17,000
Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship Awarded to students with PTK membership and a minimum 2.0 GPA. $1,500
City Colleges of Chicago Star Scholar Award Awarded to students enrolled at the City Colleges of Chicago who are Star Scholars and complete their AA or AS prior to enrolling at Loyola. $5,000
Magis Scholarship Loyola offers two scholarships for admitted transfer and freshman with undocumented status. MAGIS scholarships cover tuition, on campus room and board, and mandatory student fees. These scholarships are highly selective and finalist will be required to attend an on-campus interview. Full tuition
Martin J. Svaglic Humanities Scholarship Two scholarships will be awarded to qualified new freshman or transfer students who have been admitted into one the following areas in the humanities: Classical Studies, Communication, English, Fine and Performing Arts, History, Journalism, Modern Languages, Philosophy, Theology, or Theatre. $2,500
Transfer Merit Scholarships
Presidential, Trustee , Academic, Deans and Rambler. Awarded to incoming transfers at time of admission based on a student’s academic performance. $9,000–$17,000
Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship
Awarded to students with PTK membership and a minimum 2.0 GPA. $1,500
City Colleges of Chicago Star Scholar Award
Awarded to students enrolled at the City Colleges of Chicago who are Star Scholars and complete their AA or AS prior to enrolling at Loyola. $5,000
Magis Scholarship
Loyola offers two scholarships for admitted transfer and freshman with undocumented status. MAGIS scholarships cover tuition, on campus room and board, and mandatory student fees. These scholarships are highly selective and finalist will be required to attend an on-campus interview. Full tuition
Martin J. Svaglic Humanities Scholarship
Presidential, Trustee , Academic, Deans and Rambler. Awarded to incoming transfers at time of admission based on a student’s academic performance. $9,000–$17,000
Why does your hard work matter?
Devon Langston

English/Creative Writing

“When my grandparents see that I’ve received scholarships, they’re happy and proud that others are recognizing the gift that they see in me.”

Paulette Saldana

Biology

"It felt great knowing that someone, who doesn’t know me, believes in my ability and my capacity to succeed."

Rachel Davies

Education

"I’ve tried really hard to make this work, and in turn I feel like Loyola has worked really hard for me."

My scholarship allowed me to stay at Loyola—a place I really value. It feels like home here.

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Resources to help you out
Paying for college

A good place to start is the Net Price Calculator. The tool gives an estimate of what you can expect to pay while taking classes at Loyola.

Student Aid

One of the first steps toward being considered for financial aid is to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid or FAFSA.

federal student aid

Loans

Loans can come from a number of sources and can have a wide range of interest rates and fees. Loans must be paid back.

federal student loans
National Student Loan Data System

Work Study

Work-study is an excellent option for eligible students to earn up to $2,000/year through campus and community-based employment.

Federal Work Study Program
summer employment

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