2013 - 2014
Graduate Catalogue


Loyola University Maryland understands that the costs associated with high quality education are of concern to students and their families. Accordingly, the University has been diligent in managing its resources and flexible in its approach so that a Jesuit education in the Loyola tradition is available to all who want to pursue it. This section outlines the costs for graduate students, including tuition and fees. Department and general fees are nonrefundable.


Loyola College

Communication: Emerging Media (per credit)$950 
Computer Science (per credit)$850 
Liberal Studies (per credit)$520 
Pastoral Counseling 
M.A./M.S./C.A.S. (per credit)$570 
Ph.D. (per credit; dependent upon course level)$570/$700 
Doctoral Dissertation Fee (per semester of dissertation guidance)$1,400 
Clinical Training Fee 
   M.S., Full-/Part-Time (per clinical course; minimum four courses)$1,128 
   C.A.S. (per semester; two semesters)$1,128 
Advanced Individual Supervisory Fee (PC805/PC806, per semester)$250 
M.S./C.A.S. (per credit)$740 
Psy.D., Class of 2018$29,000 
Psy.D., Class of 2017$28,562 
Psy.D., Class of 2016$27,730 
Psy.D., Class of 2015$26,412 
Field Study Fee (M.S./C.A.S.)$300 
Dissertation Fee (PY906/PY907, per semester)$300 
Thesis Guidance Fee 
   PY761-764 (dist. over four semesters)$1,200 
   PY765 (per semester)$300 
Comprehensive Exam Guidance Fee (PY758)$100 
Lab Fee$75 
Registration Fee (PY950/PY951)$25 
Speech-Language Pathology (per credit)$775 
Full-Time, Class of 2015$25,500 
Full-Time, Class of 2014$25,000 
Theology (per credit)$745 
Full-Time, Class of 2015$17,850 
Full-Time, Class of 2014$17,500 

School of Education

M.A./M.A.T./M.Ed./C.A.S./TELL Certificate (per credit; excluding Montessori/School Counseling)$520 
M.A./M.Ed./C.A.S. (per credit; School Counseling only)$550 
Field Study Fee$200/$400 
   Montgomery County only$187.50/$375/$750 
   GC732-734 only (per semester)$134 
Lab Fee$60 
Montessori Education 
M.Ed. (per credit with affiliated off-site AMI Institutes)$330 
 (full-time academic year; WMI at Loyola, Columbia Campus only; inclusive, excluding prerequisite course fee) 
 (full-time academic year; WMI at Loyola, Columbia Campus only; inclusive, excluding prerequisite course fee) 
Prerequisite Course Fee$2,125 

School of Business and Management

MBA/MSF (per credit) 
   Start Date Prior to Summer 2011$830 
   Beginning Summer 2011$910 
Accounting Certificate (per credit)$910 
Cybersecurity Certificate (per credit)$910 
Emerging Leaders MBA (all inclusive)$63,000 
Executive MBA, Class of 2016 (all inclusive)$76,000 


Application Fee$60 
Certificate Fee (18/30 credits)$150 
Declined Credit Card Fee$25 
Graduation Fee$150 
ID Card Replacement Fee$15 
Late Registration Fee$25 
Parking Fee (Baltimore Campus)$10 
Readmission Fee$25 
Registration Fee (part-time, per semester)$25 
Returned Check Fee (insufficient funds)$25 
Special Testing Fee$15 

REFUND POLICY (tuition only)

When official withdrawal is granted and has been properly approved, a refund of tuition will be made according to the schedules below. The date that determines the amount of refund is the date on which a written petition for official withdrawal from a course or courses is received by the department chair or appropriate administrator.

Per Credit

For students enrolled in programs where tuition is paid on a per credit basis (excluding Montessori):

Fall/Spring Semesters

   prior to second meeting100% 
   prior to third meeting80% 
   prior to fourth meeting60% 
   prior to fifth meeting40% 
   prior to sixth meeting20% 

Summer Sessions

   prior to second meeting100% 
   prior to fourth meeting60% 
   prior to sixth meeting20% 

Subsequently, no refund is made.

Flat Rate

For students enrolled in programs with a flat rate tuition and all Montessori students in full-time academic year programs:

Fall/Spring Semesters

   prior to first meeting100% 
   prior to second week of class80% 
   prior to third week of class60% 
   prior to fourth week of class40% 
   prior to fifth week of class20% 

Subsequently, no refund is made.

Federal Return of Title IV Funds Policy

The Financial Aid Office is required by federal statute to recalculate federal financial aid eligibility for students who withdraw, drop out, are dismissed, or take a leave of absence prior to completing 60 percent of a payment period or term. Federal Title IV financial aid programs must be recalculated in these situations.

If a student leaves the institution prior to completing 60 percent of a payment period or term, the Financial Aid Office recalculates eligibility for Title IV funds. Recalculation is based on the percentage of earned aid using the following Federal Return of Title IV funds formula: percentage of payment period or term completed equals the number of days completed up to the withdrawal date, divided by the total days in the payment period or term. (Any break of five days or more is not counted as part of the days in the term.) This percentage is also the percentage of earned aid.

Funds are returned to the appropriate federal program based on the percentage of unearned aid using the following formula: aid to be returned equals 100 percent of the aid that could be disbursed, minus the percentage of earned aid, multiplied by the total amount of aid that could have been disbursed during the payment period or term.

If a student earned less aid than was disbursed, the institution would be required to return a portion of the funds, and the student would be required to return a portion of the funds. Keep in mind that when Title IV funds are returned, the student borrower may owe a debit balance to the institution.

If a student earned more aid than was disbursed, the institution would owe the student a post-withdrawal disbursement which must be paid within 180 days of the student's withdrawal. The institution must return the amount of Title IV funds for which it is responsible no later than 45 days after the date of the determination of the date of the student's withdrawal. Refunds are allocated in the following order:

  • Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loans;
  • Federal Direct Graduate PLUS Loans;
  • Federal TEACH Grants for which a return of funds is required;
  • other assistance under this Title for which a return of funds is required.


Payment in full for tuition and all fees is required at the time of web, in-person, or mail-in registration. Payment may be made by cash, personal check, money order, MasterCard, Discover, or American Express. Third party billing, employee tuition remission benefits, graduate assistantships, scholarships, and approved financial aid are also acceptable payment methods. All registrations requiring third party billing, including tuition remission, must be accompanied by an immediately executable authorization (on official organization letterhead) or purchase order.

When registering via WebAdvisor, all payments or required payment authorization documents must be received by the University no later than 10 days after the registration request information is submitted. Failure to meet payment requirements will result in an immediate hold being placed on the student's account and may result in cancellation of the requested registration information. There will be no exceptions to this policy.

All application materials for a Federal Direct Loan must be completed and received by the Financial Aid Office at least four weeks prior to registration to ensure that loan proceeds are available for payment of University charges. Late applicants must pay all University charges when registering for classes.

Semester promissory notes are available to all graduate students. Students who choose this option will receive documents for signature that are to be returned to the University within 10 days, along with the necessary down payment. A minimum of two classes is required, and a $35 administrative fee is applicable, and there is no course minimum. This option is available for the fall and spring semesters only.

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