Loyola University Chicago

Institute for Paralegal Studies

Tuition & Financial Aid

The Financial Aid Office is committed to helping students secure the necessary financial resources to make their education at Loyola affordable. Students must be enrolled in the paralegal certificate program, meet normal admission standards, and apply for other financial assistance through the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

Federal Student Aid

Students should complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Loyola’s list code #001710. There is no fee to file the FAFSA. For purposes of financial aid, for post-baccalaureate students, the paralegal program is considered a fifth-year undergraduate program. Please indicate this on the FAFSA form.

The submission of the FAFSA, Student Aid Report (SAR), and program admission completes your application for financial aid. Once the Office for Student Financial Assistance has reviewed your complete package, your award letter regarding your aid package will be sent to you.


While Loyola does not offer any paralegal scholarships at the present time, scholarship opportunities are available each year through various paralegal and bar groups, as listed below. Please note the application deadlines may be different than the application program deadlines. We also encourage you to do your own search for additional scholarship opportunities.

          Application Deadline: September 15, 2023 

          Prize is $1500 for the winner and $500 for the

          runner up.

          A short essay entry is required.


          Application Deadline: July 1, 2023

  Application Deadline:  October 1, 2023
  Amount:  $1,000
  A short essay is required.  Must have completed one  semester to be eligible.

          Application Deadline:  June 1, 2023


Visit us for an Information Session or Open House to learn more about financial aid or Loyola's Paralegal Certificate program.