Loyola University Chicago

Summer Scholars

For Admitted Students

Now that you're admitted, see what you need to do next to join us this summer.

Once admitted, students are required to make a $500 deposit to secure their place in the program.

Deposits must be made 30 days prior to the start of your course.

Request deadline for deposit refunds is also 30 days prior to the start of your course.

Making your Deposit Online:Making your Deposit by Check:
Log in to your Admitted Student Portal on our secure webpage
If needed, call our Help Desk at (773) 508-7190
to obtain your official Loyola username and password
Acceptable forms of credit card payment are:
American Express, Discover, MasterCard, and Visa
(There are no fees assessed when making deposit payments)
Make Checks payable to: Loyola University Chicago
Send To:
Pre-College Summer Scholars Program
The Office of First Year Experience
Loyola University Chicago
1032 W. Sheridan Road
Sullivan #295
Chicago, IL 60660

Once enrolled into class(es), students and their parents/guardians receive a bill due in full via their Loyola email. Loyola generates electronic bills (e-Bills) on the 15th of every month for student accounts which have tuition or housing balances. Soon after your e-Bill is generated, you will be notified by e-mail that it is available for viewing, giving you additional time to make payments. Payments are due on the 5th of the following month. Monthly invoices are generated for current charges only. A student account may not be billed for the entire cost of the program in one cycle. We encourage parents to check their student's account to make sure all bills are paid in full.

Tuition and fee invoices for student accounts are maintained and distributed by the Office of the Bursar. These invoices may be accessed using LOCUS (an integrated, web-based student information system) with their Loyola username and password. LOCUS allows students to enroll in courses, view and process financial information, change addresses and phone numbers, request official transcripts and more. 


  1. Login to your LOCUS account at: www.luc.edu/locus
  2. Click on Campus Finances
  3. Click on View e-Bill(s) to view the Student e-Bill History page
  4. Click on View Detail next to any of the months listed to view that month's e-Bill

Remember: Your e-Bill is a snapshot of your account on the day we generate the statement. Payments and other changes we have received since the last e-Bill will not show up until the next e-Bill is generated.  The Account Summary in LOCUS is the place to find the real-time status of your account.

Students can set up proxy access to their financial accounts for parents and other guests with the following steps:

  1. Login to your LOCUS account at: www.luc.edu/locus
  2. Click on Personal Portfolio
  3. Click on Parent/Guest Access
  4. Click on Add Parent/Guest
  5. Click the 'I Accept' button on the consent form
  6. For each parent or guest, enter the person's last and first name, e-mail address and assign a password. (You may assign the same password to all those who receive proxy; or assign a different password for each.) The password is case-sensitive, must be 6 characters in length and include 2 digits. The university will assign each proxy with a Universal ID, which will be sent to each via the e-mail addresses you provided.
    *YOU are the only person who has the password(s) for those who have Parent/Guest Access, and you will need to communicate this information to them. Make certain you let them know when you have set them up with access and provide them with their password(s).
  7. Check off all three of the boxes labeled Account Summary, e-Bill, Financial Aid, and View 1098T for all Bursar services. The Discuss Academic Records option is maintained and regulated by the office of Registration and Records.
  8. Click Save

Please Note

Bursar proxy access DOES NOT provide access to the student's grades, judicial records, any or personal information.

E-Check Payments

Mail Payments

Returned Check Fees

Credit Card Payments

In Person Payments

For your convenience, Loyola University Chicago offers the following ways to pay your Pre-College Summer Scholars tuition:

E-Check Payments

E-Check payments can be made through LOCUS at www.luc.edu/locus for no additional fee.  With E-Check, you can debit your checking or savings account directly 24 hours a day/7 days a week.  E-check payments cannot be made from Money Market, equity lines of credit, or a credit card check.  In the event that the electronic payment is returned unpaid due to insufficient funds (NSF), account closed, cannot locate bank account, stop payment or invalid account number, a $40.00 return fee will be added to the student account in addition to the balance of the attempted payment.  Please note that any payments made by personal check may be held for up to 14 business days before officially clearing the account of any holds or debts.

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Mail Payments

Checks or money orders can be mailed to the Loyola University Chicago directly. Please note that any payments made by personal check may be held for up to 14 business days before officially clearing the account of any holds or debts. To ensure accuracy in posting the payment to the appropriate account, please make sure to include the student's name and Loyola ID number on the check. The check must be made payable to Loyola University Chicago. All checks or money orders to should be sent to:

Pre-College Summer Scholars
The Office of First Year Experience
Loyola University Chicago
1032 W. Sheridan Road
Sullivan #295
Chicago, IL 60660

Returned Check Fees

A returned check fee of $40 will be assessed for dishonored checks, including electronic payments.

Credit Card Payments (TouchNet Pay Path) 

Credit Card payments are offered for your convenience using the TouchNet PayPath Tuition Payment Service through LOCUS. The TouchNet PayPath Service accepts American Express, Discover, MasterCard, and Visa. A non-refundable 2.75% (minimum $3.00) service fee is charged and retained by TouchNet for the use of this service. To make your payment online, log on to LOCUS.

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In Person

Check and cash payments can be made at both Office of the Bursar locations (Lake Shore and Water Tower Campuses). Checks must be made payable to Loyola University Chicago and include the student's name and Loyola ID number. Please note that any payments made by personal check may be held for up to 14 business days before officially clearing the account of any holds or debts.  Credit card payments are not accepted in person at either location, but may be made online at www.luc.edu/locus.

Lake Shore Campus
Sullivan Center
6339 N. Sheridan Rd., Room 190
Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Phone: 773.508.7705

Water Tower Campus
Corboy Law Center
25 E. Pearson Lobby
Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Phone: 312.915.6160

The Family Orientation is required for all students and parents/guardians.

For information on you student's specific orientation, please refer to the Important Dates page of our website or consult theSummer Scholars Orientation Booklet 2015.

Family Orientation Schedule
  Check-In and Refreshments  12:30-1:00pm
  Welcome Address  1:00-1:10pm
  Program Overview  1:10-1:30pm
  Instructor Introductions  1:30-2:00pm
  Campus Partner Talks - possible speakers include:
     Ministry - Sister Jean Schmidt
     Office of Student Conduct and Conflict Resolution
     Campus Safety
  **Students & CCs leave for ice breaker games**  
  Question & Answer period   2:30-3:00pm
  Parent Campus Tour   3:00-3:30pm
**This schedule is tentative and subject to change


Each students participating in this 2-day orientation is a great opportunity to become familiar with campus, interact with fellow Summer Scholars and find out more information about the types of events/activities you can involved in during your time at Loyola. This specific Orientation is only required for students enrolled in the Academy program. **lunch will be provided for commuter students. Please call (773) 508-7772 for more information. Below is an example outline of a student campus orientation schedule. 

Academy Orientation
 FAMILY ORIENTATION on Saturday, June 27, 2015
 Residence Hall Check-in from 9:00am to 12:30pm (continuing from 4:30 - 8:00pm)
 Family Orientation *Commuter students check-in at location   1:00 - 3:00pm
 Parent / Guardian Campus Tour   3:00 - 4:00pm
 Student Only Dinner on campus   5:00 - 6:30pm
 First night FUN with all students *commuters may be driven home afterwards   7:00 - 9:00pm
 First floor meeting for residential students only   9:00 - 10:00pm
 Free Time   10:00pm - 12:00am 
 STUDENT CAMPUS ORIENTATION on Sunday, June 28, 2015
 Commuter Students Arrive at Messina Hall   9:00am
 Commuter Student: Messina Hall walk-through tour   9:00 - 9:15am
 Traditions Campus Tour   9:15 - 10:15am
 Ice breakers / games
  10:15 - 11:30am
 Study Skills class   11:30am - 12:30pm
 LUNCH, Damen Dining
  12:30 - 1:30pm
 Travel to Water Tower Campus   1:30 - 2:30pm
 Water Tower Campus Tour
  2:30 - 3:00pm
 Explore Downtown Chicago   3:00 - 5:00pm
 DINNER, residential students to WTC location / commuter students on own   5:00 - 6:00pm
 Travel back to Lake Shore Campus   6:00 - 7:00pm
 Evening Program, commuter students have option of participating   7:00 - 9:00pm
 Free Time   9:00pm - 12:00am
**This schedule is tentative and subject to change  

A detailed activity calendar will be provided to all students during the Family Orientation. Each event will supervised by at least one of our program staff members. Incorporated in this calendar may be the following:

  • Leadership Workshops
  • Study Skills sessions
  • Community Service opportunities
  • College Visits
  • Chicago events such as Second City Improv, World class museum visits including the Shedd Aquarium and even attending a Cubs and/or Sox game.
  • Six Flags
  • Street Festivals and Art Exhibits
  • In-hall activities such as Wii competitions, board games and Sunday Dinners

All activities and events are optional with a few exceptions. The following are REQUIRED OF ALL STUDENTS:

  • Family Orientation
  • Group Dinner after Family Orientation
  • Student Campus Orientation (applies to Academy students only)
  • Final Night Festivities

Please review the sample Activity Calendar to get an idea of the opportunities available this coming summer. Also good to know is that weekend activities are planned over the course of several hours, so students need to be mindful of their need for study and relaxation as the weekend comes to a close.

During the Family Orientation, we will review the Student Safety Perimeter that surrounds Loyola's campus. Students may freely roam from 7:00am - 7:00pm around Loyola's campus as well as the Rogers Park neighborhood within the given guidelines. Loyola's Campus Safety officers patrol the perimeter boundaries (North to Pratt, South to Glenlake, West to Glenview and east to the lake) around Rogers Park daily. Should an incident arise and you need help, they are able to respond immediately.

When calling for an EMERGENCY from an ON-CAMPUS PHONE: (Monitored 24 hours a day / 7 days a week / 365 days a year)

Campus Safety Dispatcher (Monitored 24 hours a day / 7 days a week / 365 days a year)

All students are asked to abide by these boundaries which have been established for everyone’s safety. For excursions beyond the set boundaries, students will need added supervision by one or more of the program staff members and/or course instructors.  

Failure to follow these guidelines may result in discipline and possible removal from the program.

After 7:00pm, students are required to sign-out of the residence hall using the "group system" (3 or more people) whenever they venture around campus or within the Rogers Park community. Upon signing-out, students must indicate where they are going, identify the people in the group, and indicate a time when they plan to return. Students who sign-out as a group must return in the same group (no stragglers).

The Loyola ID card is the university's official identification card for all students, faculty and staff. It will provide access to academic buildings, campus libraries and the Halas Recreation Center.

Your Loyola ID may also be used as a pre-paid debit card, using a university meal plan or Rambler Bucks which provide students with the ability to purchase food items from any Loyola University Chicago dining location including the on-campus convenience stores (Center State, Connections Cafe, Engrained, and Damen Food Court) and Water Tower Campus locations (Nina's Cafe, Lu's Old Fashioned Deli and Pub). Rambler Bucks may also be used at Water Tower and Lake Shore Campus bookstores and Copy Centers. For more information, visit the Campus Card

If you do not obtain your student ID with staff members, then you may go to either card office located at:

  • Lakeshore Campus: Sullivan Center, Room 117
  • Water Tower Campus: Corboy Law Center Lobby

Your first ID card is free and replacements will cost $25.