• What services does Student Accounts Department provide?

    We provide the students with the ability to sign-up for payment plans for tuition, fees, room and board via the Student Account Center. We also send out electronic bills and refunds through our office via the Student Account Center. If there is a credit balance on a student's account, we can add additional "S" dollars (full-time Undergraduate students only) or Flexi to a student's OneCard. We counsel students on their student account help to resolve questions regarding the balance on their account. And much more!

    What is the Student Account Center?

    The Student Account Center is an online portal that students can use to view bills, make payments (tuition, housing deposits, and commitment deposits), make payment arrangements, set-up scheduled payments, set-up direct deposit for refunds and set-up authorized users.

    What is my PIN to log in to the Student Account Center?

    By default the PIN is your date of birth (mmddyy). If you changed your PIN and need assistance resetting it, please contact the IT Help Desk.

  • Why do I need authorization to access my son/daughters student account?

    According to the federal Family Educational Rights & Privacy Act (FERPA), students attending higher education institutions are considered adults with exclusive rights over their student account records. Students may authorize the release of information from their student account by setting up authorized users. Without authorization, information regarding the students account cannot be disclosed to anyone except the student. 

    How do I setup an Authorized User?

    Authorized User access is set up by the student in the Student Account Center. Click on Setting Up Authorized Users [PDF] for step-by-step instructions. 

    Once access is granted by the student, the Authorized User will setup a profile, and have their own login credentials for the Student Account Center. When contacting the Student Accounts Office via e-mail, phone, or when visiting our office, the Authorized User will be verified by their email address.

    What can I do if I am having trouble logging in as an authorized user?

    If you are having trouble logging in with your credentials, please try the following troubleshooting tips:

    • Ensure that you are logging in the Student Account Center as the Authorized User, and not as a Student/Staff.
    • If you forgot your password, click on the link provided to have the password reset & sent to the authorized email address.
    • If you continue to have trouble logging in with your credentials, the student will need to go in to the system, delete the current account setup for you, and create another.
  • How much is tuition?

    Our Budget Calculator can provide an estimate of tuition costs.

    Why was I charged tuition multiple times?

    Tuition is charged per unit until a student is registered at full-time status (12 units or more). As a student registers for additional units, the student account is charged additional tuition & fees, including the Student Activity fee, until they reach full-time status. Additional tuition & fees will not be charged once a student is registered full-time (12 or more units).

    Why was I billed for Student Health Insurance?

    Participation in Loyola Marymount University Endorsed Student Health Insurance Plan is required by all students enrolled in seven (7) or more units. The premium for the Plan is automatically charged to the tuition bill, in the fall and spring semester, if enrolled in seven (7) or more units. Visit Student Health Insurance for additional information.

    Can I waive the Student Health Insurance?

    If you have comparable coverage and wish to waive the student health coverage under the Plan, you must submit proof of comparable coverage through the online waiver process, each semester, by the posted waiver deadlines.

    Waive the Student Health Insurance.

    Please be advised, it can take 24-48 hours for the student health insurance waiver to be reflected on the students account. Students who do not submit an online waiver for the semester by the posted deadline will be charged the insurance premium without the option for refund.

    Why was I billed for a Parking Permit?

    All students registered in seven (7) or more units are automatically charged for a parking permit via their student account on a semester basis.

    Can I opt-out of the Parking Permit?

    Students who choose not to bring a vehicle may elect to opt-out of the parking permit charge via an online opt-out process, every semester, by the posted deadlines.

    To opt-out, please log into MyLMU and select LMU Park from "System Logins" in the top navigation menu.

    The deadline to opt-out of the parking fee is the last day of add/drop for each semester. Students who do not opt-out by the deadline will be charged the parking permit fee without the option for refund.

    Please be advised, it can take 24-48 hours for the parking waiver to be reflected on the students account. If you have any concerns, please contact Parking & Transportation.

    Why was I billed for Tuition Refund Insurance?

    LMU has arranged with A.W.G. Dewar Inc. to provide a Tuition Refund Insurance Plan that will provide coverage for tuition costs if medical problems, including mental health issues, require withdrawal from school before a semester ends. The premium for the Plan is automatically charged to your tuition bill in the fall and spring semester. The Plan does not cover summer sessions. Visit Tuition Refund Insurance for additional information.

    Can I waive the Tuition Refund Insurance?

    Students who do not wish to participate in the Tuition Refund Insurance Plan can opt out by waiving coverage through the online waiver process, each semester, by the posted waiver deadlines.

    Waive the Tuition Refund Insurance.

    Please be advised, it can take 24-48 hours for the tuition refund insurance waiver to be reflected on the students account. Students who do not submit an online waiver by the posted deadline will be charged the tuition refund insurance plan premium without the option for refund.

  • Why was a citation billed to the student account?

    Citations left unpaid for (14) fourteen days or longer will be considered delinquent. All delinquent citations will incur a late fee of (50) fifty percent and will be transferred to the student's account. Please contact Parking & Transportation for for citation details.

    Can I appeal a Citation billed on my student account?

    Citation appeals are handled by Parking & Transportation. Student Accounts does not have any authorization to reverse a charge once it is applied to the student's account. Please visit t2hosted.com/cmn/index.aspx for assistance.

    Is there a charge for visiting the Student Health Center?

    There is no charge for seeing the doctor. However; any lab work, x-rays, medications, etc. are billed to the student account.

    What if I have my own Health Insurance?

    The Student Health Center does not bill insurance providers. If you have your own health insurance, you may submit a claim to your insurance provider and request to be reimbursed for the charges. Payment is still required on the student account.

    What if I purchased the Student Health Insurance plan?

    The Student Health Center does not bill insurance providers including the student health insurance plan provided by Aetna. The Student Health Center has claim forms available, which you may use to submit a claim to Aetna, to be reimbursed for the charges. Payment is still required on the student account. The student health insurance plan is basic coverage. Please refer to aetnastudenthealth.com for a summary of benefits or to view the FAQs.

  • What is the Registration Fee?

    The Registration Fee is an administrative fee for processing registration. The fee is charged per semester to all students who register. This is a mandatory fee charged to all students and cannot be waived.

    What is the Student Activity Fee?

    The Student Activity Fee helps fund ASLMU for student engagement. The fee is charged per semester. Students enrolled part-time will be charged per unit. Students enrolled full-time are charged a flat rate. This is a mandatory fee charged to all students and cannot be waived.

    What is the Media Fee?

    The Media Fee helps fund media around campus. The fee is charged per academic year. This is a mandatory fee charged to all undergrad students and cannot be waived.

    What is the New Student Fee?

    For information regarding the New Student Fee, please contact the Admissions Office at admission@lmu.edu.

    What is the New International Student Fee?

    For information regarding the New International Student Fee, please contact the Office for International Students and Scholars at oiss@lmu.edu.

    What is the Recreation Facility Fee?

    The Recreation Facility Fee allows students to have access to the Burns Recreation Center. With a Burns Rec membership, the student will have access to the Fitness Center, multi-purpose courts, tennis courts, group fitness classes, and swimming pool. Additional information can be found on the Burns Recreation Center site. 

    Can I waive the Recreation Facilities Fee if I am not going to use the gym?

    The recreation facilities fee is a mandatory fee and may not be waived. 

    What is Accident Insurance?

    Accident Insurance is a secondary benefit, in coordination with your primary health insurance. It provides benefits for specific losses from accidents only, and does not pay benefits for sickness.

    For information regarding Accident Insurance, refer to the Accident Insurance Brochure 2021/2022 [PDF]. 

    Can I waive the Accident Insurance?

    The Accident Insurance is mandatory for all students enrolled in 7 or more units and cannot be waived.

  • Is there a discount for paying tuition in full?

    We do not offer discounts on tuition. However, paying for a semester or year in full will save you the payment plan enrollment fees.

    When do we receive information regarding payment plans and payment for the next academic year?

    First year students are mailed their Student Payment Process information in mid May, returning students in early June.

    What is included in Student Payment Process packet?

    Tuition costs, directions for how to sign up for a payment plan online, how to sign up for refunds via direct deposit, medical insurance information, OneCard brochure, and tuition refund insurance information. All of the documentation included in the packets can also be found on our website under Resources.

    Will I receive a billing statement for my Student Account?

    Yes. An Electronic Billing Statement (eBill) will be generated if you have a debit balance on your student account. eBill notifications are sent to your LMU Lion email account. LMU does not send paper billing statements. If you would like an authorized user (e.g. parents, grandparents, etc.) to receive monthly eBill notifications, you may set them up as an authorized user in the Student Account Center.

    When will I receive a billing statement?

    eBills are generated once a month. New monthly eBills will be available the first business day after the 20th of each month. Notification of a new eBill will be sent to student's LMU Lion email account, and to all authorized users designated by the student. Current and past eBills are viewable via the Student Account Center.

    Why doesn't my billing statement match my monthly payment amount for the payment plan?

    The monthly eBill statement is based on current semester activity and reflects your total balance due rather than your monthly payment amount. If you are enrolled in a payment plan and wish to see the current amount due as of the next installment date, you will need to log in to the Student Account Center and click on the Payment Plan Tab.

    What is an On Demand Statement?

    On Demand Statements are generated in real-time, and provide the most current student account details; including the account balance and activity. 

    On Demand Statements provide updated details, as activity occurs on the student account; however, they will not replace the eBill Statements. eBills will continue to be generated, as described above.

    How is the On Demand Statement different from the eBill Statement?

    eBill Statements display the account balance and details on your student account, at the time statements are generated, and cannot be updated as activity occurs. The On Demand Statement is generated in real-time, and provides the most current student account details; including the account balance and activity.

    If you are enrolled in a payment plan, the On Demand Statement will include the payment plan installment amounts. eBills do not display payment plan installment amounts, because monthly payment plan amounts are subject to recalculation as activity occurs on the student account.

    How can I access an On Demand Statement?

    To retrieve an On Demand Statement, log into the Student Account Center. On the home page under Statements, click the On Demand Statement button. Select the desired term from the drop-down menu and click Submit.

  • When are payments due?

    All payments; whether enrolled in a payment plan or not, are due on the 20th of the month. Payments received after the 20th are subject to a $100.00 late fee.

    Is there an extension if I'm in the process of applying/appealing my aid?

    Unfortunately we are unable to extend the payment deadline. All students regardless of whether they are receiving Aid or not, are subject to the same payment deadlines and payment plan options. If aid is disbursed after the payment deadline, the students account may be subject to a $100.00 late fee.

    What forms of payment are accepted?

    We accept cash, personal checks, cashier's checks, money orders, bank wire transfers and ATM debit cards (in-person only). Debit card must belong to the person remitting the payment in-person. 

    What credit cards do you accept?

    Unfortunately, we do not accept credit cards. ATM debit is accepted in-person in our office. Students and authorized users may also pay online through the Student Account Center by electronic check.

    How do I pay online?

    Payments can be made online through the Student Account Center by electronic check. Log in to the Student Accounts Center and click on the Payments tab. You will require the bank account & bank routing number of a U.S. bank account. International bank accounts are not accepted.

    Can I make a payment over the phone for tuition?

    Unfortunately, we do not accept phone payments for tuition & fees. We encourage students and authorized users to utilize the Student Account Center. Payments can be made online by electronic check

    Who should check payments be made out to?

    Please make check payments payable to: Loyola Marymount University or LMU. When remitting a check payment, please ensure to include the students university ID.

    Where do I send my payment if paying by check?

    Please address payments to:

    Loyola Marymount University
    Student Financial Services
    Charles Von der Ahe Building
    1 LMU Drive, Suite 250
    Los Angeles, CA 90045-2659

    What happens if my payment is returned by the bank?

    If your payment is returned you will be charged a $35.00 Return Service Fee by the bank; and you will need to resubmit your payment. If you are enrolled in an auto-deduct payment plan and your payment returns, you will need to manually make the payment by logging into the Student Account Center or remitting payment to the Student Accounts Department. The payment will not automatically be deducted the following month. We are not authorized to re-attempt to have the payment deducted after the initial payment deadline. Please be advised, you may also be subject to a $100.00 late fee if your payment is not received by the payment deadline.

    Why was I charged a Return Service Fee?

    Returned payments will result in a $35.00 Return Service Fee. This fee is charged to the students account and is due upon receipt. Since this is a bank fee and not an LMU fee, we are unable to waive the $35.00.

    Can I make a payment by bank wire transfer?

    Yes, payments can be made by bank wire transfer. Please contact us for wire transfer information.

    How do I pay using Flywire?

    LMU has partnered with Flywire to offer a streamlined and cost effective payment method to send international payments. To send payments via Flywire go to lmu.flywire.com.

  • What are the payment plan options?

    We are pleased to offer the following payment plan options:

    • 5 Month Automatic-Deduction ($50.00 Enrollment Fee/semester): This payment plan allows a student to make 5 monthly payments by automatic deduction from a checking or savings account.
    • 5 Month Mail-In ($150.00 Enrollment Fee/per semester): This payment plan allows a student to make 5 monthly payments by mail, in person at the Student Account Office, or online via webcheck through the Student Account Center. Acceptable forms of payment when paying in person are cash, check or debit.

    How do I enroll in a payment plan?

    To enroll in a payment plan, log into the Student Account Center, click on the Payment Plan tab, and follow the prompts. Click on Enrolling in a Payment Plan [PDF] for step-by-step instructions.

    When is the deadline to sign up for a payment plan?

    The enrollment period and deadline for each semester is located on our website and usually falls around the same time each semester. The dates can be found on our website under Important Dates & Deadlines for the current academic year.

    Can I enroll in a payment plan after the deadline?

    You may enroll in a payment plan after the deadline; however you will be subject to a late enrollment fee of $100.00. The number of monthly payments will be reduced accordingly.

    What if I'm on a payment plan and my financial aid changes?

    If your financial aid changes and you are on a payment plan, your monthly payments will be adjusted accordingly and you will be notified via your LMU email account. If you were covered in full by aid or paid in full in combination with aid, please check PROWL or the Student Account Center to see if there is a balance now due on your account.

    Why did my installment amount change?

    Payment plan installment amounts may recalculate based on changes to the account balance. If new charges are billed to the student account, the installment amount will increase. If new credits are applied to the student account balance, the installment amount will decrease.

    What happens if I miss or stop an installment payment?

    If you are enrolled in an auto-deduct payment plan and you miss or stop an installment payment, or your payment returns, you will need to manually make the payment by logging into the Student Account Center or remitting payment to the Student Accounts Department. The payment will not automatically be deducted the following month. We are not authorized to re-attempt to have the payment deducted after the initial payment deadline. Please be advised, you may be subject to a $100.00 late fee if your payment is not received by the payment deadline.

    Can I use my College Work Study earnings to pay for tuition?

    You may request to have your work study earnings applied to your student account or have the service canceled by completing the required form through the Payroll office.

  • What is LMU's Refund Policy?

    View the LMU Refund Policy.

    Am I entitled to a refund if I dropped/withdrew from LMU?

    Refunds are based on the drop/withdrawal date. View drop dates & refund percentages for more info.

    How do I request a refund?

    To request a refund, please send an email using your university email account to refund@lmu.edu. Please make sure to provide your complete name and student identification number. Refunds may also be requested via phone or in person in our office.

    How do I sign up for direct deposit?

    Log in to the Student Account Center and click on the eRefunds tab. Click Set up Account to enter bank routing number and bank account number. Do NOT enter a debit card number. Please note only personal accounts are allowed. No corporate accounts, i.e. credit cards, home equity, traveler's checks, etc.

  • What is a 1098-T form?

    The 1098-T form is used by eligible educational institutions to report information about their student to the IRS as required by the Taxpayer Relief Act of 1997. Eligible education institutions are required to submit general student enrollment information and financial data for the corresponding tax year. Information included is student name, address, social security number or tax identification number, enrollment status, academic status, amounts paid for qualified tuition, scholarship or grant amounts, and if applicable, adjustments to prior year qualified tuition and/or adjustments to prior year scholarships. Universities are required to issue a 1098-T form for the purpose of determining a student's eligibility for the Hope and Lifetime Learning education tax credit.

    New IRS Reporting Requirement.

    In previous years, form 1098-T included a dollar amount in Box 2 that represented the qualified tuition and related expenses (QTRE) the University billed to your student account for the calendar (tax) year. Due to a change to institutional reporting requirements under federal law, beginning with tax year 2018, the University must report the amount of Qualified Tuition Related Expenses (QTRE) you paid during the calendar year in Box 1. 

    How can I obtain a copy of my 1098-T form?

    To obtain a copy of your 1098-T form, visit Heartland ECSI’s website: https://heartland.ecsi.net

    Can I get 1098-T forms for current and prior years?

    Yes. If a 1098-T form was generated for that year, you may retrieve the 1098-T form by visiting Heartland ECSI’s website: https://heartland.ecsi.net/

    When can I expect to receive my 1098-T form?

    1098-T forms will be mailed by January 31st. If you consented to receive electronic form, you will receive an email Heartland ECSI notifying you when 1098-T form is available for viewing/downloading by January 31st

    What am I supposed to do with this 1098-T form?

    We are unable to provide tax advice. For guidance, you may want to consider IRS Publication 970 [PDF].

    Does the 1098-T include charges for books?

    No, the University does not include amounts paid for books on the 1098-T form, as it is not a qualified tuition related expense (QTRE). You should consult with your tax advisor to determine if payments for books, equipment or fees should be considered when preparing your income tax returns and determining eligibility for education tax credits or deductions.

    My address listed on 1098-T form has changed. Will this affect me?

    No. The address shown on 1098-T form is irrelevant for IRS income tax filing purposes. The single most important information on the form is your social security number or individual taxpayer identification number. 

    How is Box 1 being determined?

    Box 1 of the 1098-T form reflects payments made during the calendar year for qualified tuition and related expenses (QTRE). This amount will be less any reimbursements or refunds for payments received for qualified tuition and related expenses during the same calendar year. Payments received for housing, meal plans, library fines, parking citations/permits, insurance, or health service fees are not included on the 1098-T form as these fees are not considered qualified tuition related expenses (QTRE).

    Why don't the numbers on the 1098-T form equal the amounts I paid to LMU during the year?

    Box 1 of the 1098-T form reflects payments made during the calendar year for qualified tuition and related expenses (QTRE) billed within the same calendar year.

    Based on our billing dates, there are instances when the amount reported on the 1098-T form does not equal the amount of payments made towards a specific term. This is because we cannot report payments if they exceed the amount charged for qualified tuition and related expenses (QTRE) during the calendar year.

    For example, students are billed for the Spring 2021 semester in November 2020. This is when qualified tuition and related expenses (QTRE) are charged. Payments made in November and December 2020, will count as payments towards qualified tuition and related expenses (QTRE), and be reported in Box 1 on the 2020 1098-T form. Payments made in 2021 for the Spring 2021 term will not be included in Box 1 on the 2021 1098-T form, unless there are qualified tuition and related expenses (QTRE) charged in 2021. As stated above, payments cannot be reported if they exceed the amount charged for qualified tuition and related expenses (QTRE) during the calendar year.

    Your account activity or eBill will show the dates charges and payments were posted to your student account. You can access your eBills in the Student Account Center. You may also request a Summary of Charges for your account by contacting our office.

    What semesters are included on my 1098-T form?

    The amounts reported on the 1098-T form are based on the calendar year, not term. The 1098-T form reports amounts paid in a particular calendar year, and the pay date does not necessarily correspond to the dates that classes were attended. Charges are posted to the student account in November for Spring semester, May for Summer 1 semester, June for Summer 2 semester, and July for Fall semester.

    I graduated in May of the current year. Do I have a 1098-T form for the current year?

    Some May graduates will not be issued a Form 1098-T for the current year because there is a possibility that payments for qualified tuition and related expenses (QTRE) were made on or before December 31 of the previous year. The current Spring semester tuition charges are generally billed and posted in November of the previous year and, therefore, would have been included on the previous year’s 1098-T form. If a student paid for the current Spring semester and any other outstanding qualified tuition and related expenses (QTRE) in the previous year, then the student would not receive a Form 1098-T for the current year.

     

    NOTE: The University cannot advise you on your tax situation; only you and your Tax Professional can determine your eligibility for a credit. This website is informational only and should not be considered as tax opinion or advice. It serves to alert students that they may be eligible for federal income tax education credits. 

    Receipt of Form 1098-T does not indicate eligibility for the tax credit. 

    IMPORTANT: It is the responsibility of each taxpayer to determine eligibility for the credits and how to calculate them.

    FOR MORE TAX INFORMATION: Consult your Tax Professional or refer to the following:

    Internal Revenue Service website - Tax Information for Students

    Telephone: 800-829-1040

    TTY: 800-829-4059

    Publication 970: Tax Benefits for Higher Education

  • L-I-O-N dollars and meal plans

    Dining Services offers four pre-paid, non-refundable LION meal plans. Each plan contains LION Dollars, which are declining balance accounts. Conveniently accessed with your OneCard, your plan can be used to purchase food for yourself, friends and guests in one of our many outstanding campus dining venues. Learn more.

    What are "S" dollars?

    S-dollars are an auxiliary meal account option open to undergraduate students only. Balances remaining in the S-dollar account are carried forward year to year as long as the cardholder is actively enrolled at LMU. Like funds in the LION plans, the money spent from this account is tax-free but is only good at venues on campus and is non-refundable. Please visit the OneCard Office website for additional information.

    What is a Flexi account?

    Flexi is a pre-paid debit card. With Flexi you can make transactions in the bookstore, library and mail center; make copies; grab a soda or snack from a vending machine; do you laundry in the dorm; or make purchases off-campus at designated merchants. All Flexi purchases made on or off campus are taxable. Flexi dollars carry over from year to year as long as you are actively enrolled in LMU. The Flexi program is available to all students, faculty and staff. Please visit the OneCard Office website for a complete list of local merchants that accept OneCard.

  • We are in the process of updating this section to include information regarding Workday. Please check back soon. 

    In the interim, please contact Workday@lmu.edu for assistance. 

     

  • Why was I billed for Student Health Insurance? 

    Participation in Loyola Marymount University Endorsed Student Health Insurance Plan is required by all students enrolled in seven (7) or more units. The premium for the Plan is automatically charged to the tuition bill, in the fall and spring semester, if enrolled in seven (7) or more units. Visit Student Health Insurance for additional information.

    Can I waive the Student Health Insurance?

    If you have comparable coverage and wish to waive the student health coverage under the Plan, you must submit proof of comparable coverage through the online waiver process, each semester, by the posted waiver deadlines.

    Waive the Student Health Insurance.

    Please be advised, it can take 24-48 hours for the student health insurance waiver to be reflected on the students account. Students who do not submit an online waiver for the semester by the posted deadline will be charged the insurance premium without the option for refund.

    Can I purchase Student Health Insurance? 

    Students enrolled in fewer than seven (7) units are not automatically enrolled in the Loyola Marymount University Endorsed Student Health Insurance Plan, but have the option of purchasing insurance through Aetna. To view information regarding the insurance coverage, please visit aetnastudenthealth.com.

    Why was I billed for Accident Insurance?

    Accident Insurance is a secondary benefit, in coordination with your primary health insurance. It provides benefits for specific losses from accidents only, and does not pay benefits for sickness. For information regarding Accident Insurance, refer to the Accident Insurance Brochure 2021/2022 [PDF]. 

    Can I waive the Accident Insurance?

    The Accident Insurance is mandatory for all students enrolled in 7 or more units and cannot be waived.

    Why was I billed for Tuition Refund Insurance?

    LMU has arranged with A.W.G. Dewar Inc. to provide a Tuition Refund Insurance Plan that will provide coverage for tuition costs if medical problems, including mental health issues, require withdrawal from school before a semester ends. The premium for the Plan is automatically charged to your tuition bill in the fall and spring semester. The Plan does not cover summer sessions. Visit Tuition Refund Insurance for additional information.

    Can I waive the Tuition Refund Insurance?

    Students who do not wish to participate in the Tuition Refund Insurance Plan can opt out by waiving coverage through the online waiver process, each semester, by the posted waiver deadlines.

    Waive the Tuition Refund Insurance.

    Please be advised, it can take 24-48 hours for the tuition refund insurance waiver to be reflected on the students account. Students who do not submit an online waiver by the posted deadline will be charged the tuition refund insurance plan premium without the option for refund.

    Does LMU offer Dental and Vision Coverage?

    LMU students are able to purchase dental and vision coverage on a strictly voluntary basis. The premiums for these plans are not billed through the student account, and must be purchased through VSP Vision Care and/or Delta Dental

    Where can I find information regarding Student Health Insurance, Accident Insurance, and Dental and Vision Coverage?

    Information regarding the Student Health Insurance, Accident Insurance, and Dental and Vision Coverage, including Frequently Asked Questions, can be found here.