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Graduate Programs

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

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.

ScholarshipProgramDescriptionAward
Health Law Fellowship Health Law LLM: On-Campus 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 and/or teaching assistance. A writing sample, resume, and cover letter detailing interest in health law is due by May 1 to health-law@luc.edu. Varies
Dean’s Rule of Law Scholarship Rule of Law MJ or LLM Awarded to alumni of Loyola University Chicago at the time of admission. 50% of tuition and $3,000 fellowship stipend.
Mexico Rule of Law Scholarship Rule of Law LLM Awarded to admitted students whose country of origin is Mexico. Full tuition, student fees, and stipend for cost of living.
Administrative Fellowship Rule of Law MJ or LLM Admitted MJ or LLM students who apply to the program and are chosen will be awarded a grant award in exchange for participation in the program and completion of administrative responsbilities. Application required. $20,000
Rule of Law Scholarship Rule of Law MJ or LLM Awarded to admitted students who have demonstrated achievements in academic and extracurricular activities. 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. 60% 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 International Lawyers: U.S. Law for Foreign Lawyers & International Law with Focus Option Awarded to incoming students. Consideration reviewed automatically at time of admission. Varies
International Law/Focus Scholarship International Lawyers: U.S. Law for Foreign Lawyers & International Law with Focus Option Awarded to admitted students who have an interest in antitrust, advocacy, and/or child law. 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
Catholic School Leader Scholarship School Discipline Reform Certificate Awarded to Catholic school administrators and staff with demonstrated interest in implementing restorative practices in their school and whose schools serve vulnerable student populations.  Award given to cohorts of 2 to 4 employees from the same school or district.  Applicants are also eligible for the cohort scholarship (above).  Applicants must apply to the certificate program and submit the application form by July 10. $2,500 - $5,000 per student
Scholarship for Illinois Districts in the Top 20% School Discipline Reform Certificate Awarded to Illinois school districts designed in the top 20% of school districts for rates of out-of-school suspension, expulsion, and/or racial disproportionality in school discipline for the past three school years.  Award are given to cohorts of 2 to 4 employees from the same school or district.  Applicants are also eligible for the cohort scholarship (above).  Applicants must apply to the certificate program and submit the application form by July 10. $2,500 - $5,000 per student
Charter School Scholarship School Discipline Reform Certificate Awarded to charter school administrators and staff with demonstrated interest in implementing restorative practices in their school and whose schools serve vulnerable student populations. Award given to cohorts of 2 to 4 employees from the same school or network. Applicants are also eligible for the cohort scholarship (above). Applicants must apply to the certificate program and submit the application form by July 10. $2,500 - $5,000 per student
Outside Awards

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:

Veteran's Benefits

We also partner with the University’s Office of Financial Aid to offer resources to current and former military students.

Employer Reimbursement

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.

Work Study

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.