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Online Program Student Services

The Loyola Institute for Ministry is committed to joining with University in serving our students well. We have compiled a list of links to student services that we hope will be helpful. Please let us know if there is a service you sought here, but couldn’t find:

Resources Module

Further information about the student services listed below can be found in the LIM Resource Module which can be accessed by logging into Canvas with the user name and password emailed to you after you have been accepted. This site also features tutorials on accessing other resources and using technology helpful for online students.

Self Assessment of Online Learning Readiness

Assess your readiness for participating in online coursework by completing the Loyola Institute for Ministry’s self-assessment.

Office for Accessible Education

Students in the LIM program with learning, physical, or other disabilities may contact the Office for Accessible Education (formerly Disability Services) at Loyola for information on the services and accommodations that are available. Students with A-M last names A-M may contact Samantha Pollard ( / 504.865.2070); students with last names N-Z may contact Dario Bayardo ( / 504.865.2108). All contacts and information provided are confidential. In order to receive any reasonable special services or accommodations, students will be asked to provide documentation of the learning or physical disability..

Writing Assistance

The Office of Writing and Learning Services (OWLS) provides LIM on-campus and online students with free assistance with writing assignments. The service gives online students the chance to confer with a trained writing tutor on all phases of the writing process. Visit the OWLS site for more information; scroll down the page until you see "Writing Support for Graduate and Distance Learners."

Library Services

Loyola’s Distance Library Service provides research assistance and free article and book delivery. Online students are encouraged to log on to the library’s homepage. This page provides links to the library’s online catalog and research databases. To log in to library resources, use your Loyola email username and password. The username is the first part of your email address. If you do not know your Loyola e-mail address, you can find it in the Loyola directory, or you can find it in the "Personal Info" section of your LORA account. Learn about the library's Distance Learning Services online or in the LIM Guide to Written Theological Reflection, a resource that is available to students registered in LIM online courses. You may contact Distance Library Services by dialing direct to 504-864-7152 or 504-864-7138; or by fax 504-864-7142; or by email​. When you call the library, please let them know you are a distance education student in the LIM online program.

Career Development Center

The Career Development Center offers assistance to graduate students in the career exploration and development process by providing a wide variety of individual services and online resources. Every effort is made to meet the unique needs of LIM students. Students have access to Handshake, an online recruiting tool for job postings, on-campus interviews, career fairs, and a host of other services. Visit the website for career information, resources, and access to other valuable e-job boards, or to set up a consultation.

Career Development Center
2nd floor Danna Student Center
6363 St. Charles Avenue, New Orleans, LA 70118
(504) 865-3860

Bursar/Tuition Payments

The Bursar’s Office offers an enhanced e-Commerce System (with instructional videos) for paying your LIM online program tuition. This service is offered to students for viewing bills, making payments, and managing their student account. In addition, students may set up third party payers as authorized users to access their student account. The student chooses the amount of access they allow their authorized user; they can limit access to only allow payments to be made, or viewing of the student bills.  

Tuition payments may also be made via Flywire or by mail (check or money order) with a copy of the student’s bill. 

Tuition payment options through Loyola’s e-Commerce system include paying by Electronic Check (Free Service) and payment by all major credit cards: Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover.  Tuition payments by credit card are only accepted online through the e-Commerce processor who will charge a 2.75% non-refundable convenience fee. 

Access the e-Commerce System through your LORA account under the Tuition and Billing Section or through the e-Commerce login page. Accessing your account from either link requires your CWID and PIN.  Please DO NOT use your Social Security Number as it may display incomplete account information. To view your account online at LORA, click on the "Login to Student Services" link and follow the prompts that will appear on the screen. 

Students are billed after pre-registration or at registration. Students who are not early registered and who are registering at the beginning of the term will be expected to make payment at time of registration. Tuition is always due by the first day of class. Questions can be directed to the Bursar's Office staff by e-mailing or by calling (504) 865-2388