Expenses and Scholarship Program
Graduation Requirements, Expenses, and Scholarships
Students must complete a minimum of 24 credit hours of study over a period of one or two years. Full time students should be able to complete coursework during one academic year. Tuition is charged per credit hour. The rate per credit hour for the academic year 2015-16 is $1,445. This amount is likely to increase slightly in the next academic year. In addition, students should budget for living expenses, including room and board, health insurance, transportation, books, and supplies. The amount depends on your individual needs. Additional student fees apply.
Foreign students generally do not have access to federal loans in the United States. International students are encouraged to seek funding from sources in their home countries. For assistance in locating sponsoring organizations, contact the U.S. embassy, consulate, or information agencies in your country. Education USA provides an extensive listing of scholarships and grants for international students.
Please note that students applying for F-1 or J-1 visas must show sufficient funds for educational and personal expenses for each year they plan to study in the U.S. before the university will issue the necessary immigration forms.
Following is a brief overview of the tuition-reduction scholarship opportunities for students in the LLM Program for International Lawyers. Our goal is to attract students with outstanding academic and professional credentials from culturally, geographically, and socially diverse backgrounds to our school. We offer a general scholarship and three specialized scholarships. Please review the information and contact Executive Director Insa Blanke at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
General Scholarship Program
Loyola offers a scholarship program for exceptionally qualified students in both the U.S. Law and International Law track. We encourage applicants to include a formal request for consideration for a scholarship in their personal statement, highlighting distinguishing academic and professional achievements, as well as demonstrated financial need. The Admissions Committee will decide about the scholarship request when reviewing the application file.
INTERNATIONAL LAW/FOCUS SCHOLARSHIPS
In 2013, the Office of Foreign and International LLM Programs joined forces with the Institute for Consumer Antitrust Studies, the Dan K. Webb Center for Advocacy, and the Civitas ChildLaw Center to create tuition-reduction scholarships for students in the LLM Program for International Lawyers with Focus Option. We encourage applicants to include a formal request for consideration in their personal statement, illustrating their accomplishments and interest in the specific field of law (Antitrust/Competition, Child and Family, or Alternative Dispute Resolution). The Admissions Committee will decide about the scholarship request when reviewing the application file.
The Consumer Antitrust Scholarship, the Civitas Child & Family Law Scholarship, and the Dispute Resolution International Scholarship have the following features in common:
- 40% tuition-reduction scholarship
- Reduced tuition: $20,808; full tuition: $34,680*
- Recipients work closely with Institute Faculty to develop a tailored curriculum in their focus area
- Recipients partake in the full activities and events of the Institutes
- Application deadline: May 1, 2015
* Based on a 24-credit hour curriculum and the tuition rate for the academic year 2015-16