Information for Newly Admitted Students
The Office of Student Financial Assistance can answer your questions about financial aid policies and procedures, as well as give you important information on completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Some graduate programs offer assistantships and fellowships on a competitive basis. Check with your graduate program director for details.
|Lake Shore Campus
Sullivan Center for Student Services
6339 N. Sheridan Rd.
|Water Tower Campus
Corboy Law Center
25 E. Pearson St.
First floor lobby
|Health Sciences Campus
First floor, Room 1606
Newly admitted international students should visit the Office for International Programs Website for valuable information about preparing for your first term at Loyola, including details on F-1 and J-1 visas. You can also download any forms you may need, such as the Declaration and Certification of Finances Form and the Transfer Verification Form, among others.
Each school/program has a different orientation schedule for incoming students. For information about orientation, please review your specific program's information for new students or contact your department directly for more details.
The Division of Student Development also hosts several Graduate Compass events every fall for incoming Water Tower and Lakeshore campus programs.
All full-time students are required to have health insurance coverage. The health insurance premium is added automatically to your account balance unless you qualify for a waiver. To opt out of the Loyola plan, log on to LOCUS, then click on "Student Health Insurance" in the "Campus Finances" section. You may then waive out of the plan after providing the information for your current plan. For more information about Loyola's student health insurance policy, visit the Bursar - Health Insurance page.
Textbooks and related materials can be purchased at the University Bookstores, located in Baumhart Hall at 26 E. Pearson St. at the Water Tower Campus, and on the first floor of the Granada Center at the Lake Shore Campus. The bookstores have complete lists of required and recommended materials needed for each class.
To access the most up-to-date information on tuition and fees, billing, and payment plans, please visit the Bursar Website.