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Furthering your education is an investment in you and your future. We’ve provided you with some information and resources to help you manage the process.
We encourage all students eligible for U.S. federal financial assistance to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The earliest you can submit the FAFSA is October 1st in the year prior to when you’ll receive aid. Loyola’s code is 001710. After the Student Award Report is confirmed, Loyola sends you verification, which outlines the amount of aid awarded to you, based on your Expected Family Contribution. The award may include federal loans, grants, scholarships, and work study.
Loans can come from federal loan programs, alternative loan programs, or both. You must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form to determine the amount of loans available to you. Federal loans have lower interest rates and repayment options, but private and alternative loans are another option.
The earliest you can submit the FAFSA is October 1st in the year prior to when you’ll receive aid. Loyola’s code is 001710. After the Student Award Report is confirmed, Loyola sends you verification, which outlines the amount of aid awarded to you, based on your Expected Family Contribution. The award may include federal loans, grants, scholarships, and work study.
Grants and Scholarships
Some of our programs have additional funding available to qualified students.
|Rule of Law Scholarship||Rule of Law MJ or LLM||Awarded to exceptionally qualified students, of any nationality, who demonstrate outstanding academic or professional merit, and financial need. Application required.||Varies|
|Paul D. Coverdell Fellowships||Rule of Law MJ or LLM||Eligible applicants are returned Peace Corps Volunteers through the Paul D. Coverdell Fellows program. The Coverdell Fellows will be selected based on the relevance of their professional experience as Peace Corps Volunteers; their documented interest in pursuing a career in rule of law and development; and their academic records. More information available here.||50% tuition scholarship award|
|Civitas ChildLaw Center Fellowship||Child and Family Law LLM||Awarded to incoming LLM students for the campus-based program. If chosen via the application process, you'll be required to complete some variation of scholarly work, professional tasks, and /or teaching assistance.||25% of tuition|
|Merit Scholarship for Students in the International LLM Programs||International Lawyers: U.S. Law for Foreign Lawyers & International Law with Focus Option||Partial tuition-reduction awarded to incoming students who demonstrate outstanding academic or professional merit. Consideration reviewed automatically at time of admission.||Varies|
|Cohort Scholarship||School Discipline Reform Certificate||Awarded if 2 or more students from the same institution enroll in program. Applicants must submit submit a letter or letters from the school, district or network documenting the employment of each member of the cohort. These letters should be sent to EdLaw-Institute@luc.edu.||Varies|
|School District Reform Scholarships||School Discipline Reform Certificate||Awarded to schools and districts with a commitment to implementing restorative practices. Award are given to cohorts of 2 to 6 employees from the same school or district. Applicants are also eligible for the cohort scholarship (above). Application required by July 1.||Up to $6,500 - per student|
Through your own research, you may discover grants or scholarships for which you qualify. Here are a few free search sites to help you identify potential awards:
We also partner with the University’s Office of Financial Aid to offer resources to current and former military students.
Some employers will reimburse you for courses completed and others will pay tuition directly. You should check with your organization to learn what options are available. If tuition reimbursement is an option, our Bursar provides additional information about the process.
Loyola is also an EdAssist partner and offers a 10% tuition reduction for employees of EdAssist member companies who are admitted to select Loyola programs. Or, if your organization has a tuition discount program with Loyola, you can find more information through Loyola University’s Office of Corporate Engagement.
Full-time students may qualify for federal work-study. If you qualify, you may earn money through campus and community-based employment. You must complete the FAFSA to determine your eligibility.