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Tuition, Financial Aid, and Scholarships

Tuition, Financial Aid, and Scholarships

Arrupe College makes a high-quality Jesuit education available to students at an affordable cost. Most students graduate from Arrupe with little or no debt.

Arrupe is specifically designed for students with limited financial resources, and all Arrupe applicants must file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or the Alternative Application for Illinois Financial Aid (RISE Act). It is expected that each student will receive Federal Pell Grants and State of Illinois MAP Grants, bringing the total net cost of attendance to less than $2,000 per year.

Arrupe students are expected to live at home with their families, eliminating room and board expenses. Arrupe will also help students secure outside employment opportunities, allowing them to earn additional funds to cover minimal tuition costs and other personal expenses.

Without grants or scholarships, Arrupe College tuition and fees are $13,688 for the 2023-2024 school year. Please note that tuition and fees are subject to change.

TUITION & FEES 2023-2024

Full-time, per semester (fall/spring) $6,000
Full-time, summer semester (required) $1,150
Student Development Fee (including CTA U-Pass), per semester:  
Full-time, per semester (fall/spring) $216
Full-time, summer semester (required) $106
Late Registration Fee (not refundable) $50
Late Payment Fee 1.5% monthly
Returned Check Fee $40
Replacement Refund Check Fee $25


Students also receive the following as additional resources from Arrupe College:

  • A laptop computer
  • A math calculator
  • A Chicago Transit Authority Pass
  • Breakfast and lunch provided on class days
  • Access to The Market at Arrupe College, a food pantry with fresh produce and dairy, frozen foods, and canned goods
  • Access to social, cultural and spiritual student programs like movie nights, open mic events, dances and cultural read-ins


This calculator provides an approximation of what a new, undergraduate student can expect to pay to attend Loyola University Chicago or Arrupe College. It is not intended for use by continuing, graduate, international, or part-time students.

The process will take about 10 minutes. You will need:

  • Your family’s 2021 tax return and W2s
  • The student’s academic information (including GPA, class rank, and ACT or SAT scores)

NOTE: The average out-of-pocket cost for Arrupe College students is $2,000. Arrupe students are not typically responsible for indirect costs related to housing as most students are commuters living with family.

This is not an official application for financial aid. The results provided here are an estimate, do not guarantee the actual aid you will receive, and shall not be binding on Loyola University Chicago, the State of Illinois, or the U.S. Department of Education. The estimate is subject to the accuracy of the information you provide, may change if financial or family characteristics change, and does not incorporate any special circumstances, which are reviewed after you officially apply for aid.

This software incorporates 2022 U.S. Department of Education formulas; all rights reserved. The student must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)to determine eligibility for federal funds.


Arrupe College is designed to allow students to earn an associate's degree with little or no debt. In order to take advantage of available financial aid resources, all Arrupe College applicants must file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or the Alternative Application for Illinois Financial Aid (RISE Act). The FAFSA and Alternative App can be completed online. Please use Loyola University Chicago's school code (001710) when filing the FAFSA.

If you are unable to file the FAFSA, please contact us.


Once you complete the FAFSA, you may be eligible for several types of aid at Arrupe College:


All admitted students have the opportunity to receive the following scholarships:

  • Arrupe Scholarship: $2,500
  • Dean's Merit Scholarship: $1,000 - $5,000
  • Spirit of Arrupe Scholarship (DREAMer and undocumented students): $2,000 - $8,000

In addition, Arrupe College is a proud partner of The DREAM.US, a national organization that provides scholarships to DREAMer and undocumented students and is transferable to other partner universities and scholarships. The application opens November 1 and covers a student's full tuition and a $500 book stipend.

Other external scholarships from corporations, clubs, or professional organizations are an important addition to any financial aid package.


Grants are a form of need-based financial assistance that do not need to be paid back. Grants come in varying amounts from universities and charitable organizations, as well as federal, state, and local governments.


Federal work-study allows eligible students to earn up to $2,000 annually through campus or community-based employment. Students typically work 10-12 hours per week, and these funds are paid directly to the student.


Once you've completed the FAFSA, the Financial Aid Office will provide you with information on the Federal Stafford Loan program and other loan opportunities, if necessary. Talk with your financial aid advisor about these options.


Loyola offers the iPlan for students and families who choose to spread their payments for any remaining costs over the course of the year.


After completing your FAFSA application, certain students will need to complete verification forms which can be found on Loyola’s Financial Aid Office.