Loyola University Chicago

Chicago Center

Frequently Asked Questions

All Chicago Center students are required to live in the International House for the duration of their program. The house is an international community on Loyola's Lake Shore campus. Please visit the International House website for additional information.

Click here to view program expenses.

Students will be issued a Certificate of Eligibility (I-20) which allows students to obtain their F-1 student visa.

Please visit the International Students & Scholars website for further information and tips on obtaining your F-1 visa.

Students have a 60 day grace period after their program. They can stay and travel in the U.S. during that time, but they cannot re-enter once they leave.

All students are required to have health insurance. Loyola offers insurance which is not covered in the cost of this program. If you already have health insurance that will cover your study in Chicago, you may waive out of Loyola's Student Health Insurance by providing proof of the other coverage. Once accepted into the program, students may choose to opt out of Loyola's insurance. If you choose to opt out of the insurance, please follow the instructions: 

1. Log on to LOCUS (you will be provided with an account on LOCUS once admitted to the program);
2. Click on "Student Health Insurance" in the "Campus Finances" section;
3. Submit the electronic waiver by October 1st for Fall semester (February 28th for Spring semester) and the insurance charge will be waived from your account.

Students who fail to provide insurance will be charged $1,870 for Loyola insurance.

Students who are not able to provide English language score with their application may still apply to the program, but will be required to take an English Language Placement test in Chicago during orientation week. This test will determine a course track and if additional English as a Second Language (ESL) courses will be required as a part of the student's academic plan at Loyola.

Any other questions regarding the Chicago Center at Loyola University Chicago should be directed to chicagocenter@luc.edu.