Cost of Attendance

Your Cost of Attendance (COA) is an estimate of the costs you will incur as a student at Loyola Marymount University for the academic year. It includes tuition and mandatory fees and estimated amounts for books and supplies, housing and food, personal expenses, and transportation. Direct expenses are those that you pay to LMU.  Estimates for many indirect expenses are derived from the California Student Aid Commission.

  • Direct Expenses are charges on your LMU student account (i.e., tuition, fees, LMU meal plan, and LMU student housing)
  • Indirect Expenses are estimates of other potential educationally related expenses (i.e., books, supplies, transportation, average federal loan fees, and other personal expenses such as laundry, mobile phone plan, clothing, etc.)

Tuition and mandatory fee expenses are fixed, and on-campus housing expenses are based on a weighted average of all on-campus housing costs. Students many not receive financial aid awards exceeding their total COA. The COA in combination with your Expected Family Contribution helps determine your eligibility for federal, state, and institutional need-based aid. 

The estimated student expenses will vary based on the student's living arrangements, unit enrollment, and program of study (graduate-level students only). Review the COA provided for your grade level. Please contact our office if you have any questions regarding the cost of attendance for your program.