Financial Aid

The value of a Saint Louis University education is measured not in the facts you will retain but in the person you will become. It’s our goal to remove financial barriers that may stand in the way.

Admission to SLU is based on achievement, ambition and personal potential – not on your financial resources or ability to pay. We offer a wealth of scholarships and financial aid programs to recognize academic performance and ensure no student who belongs here will be kept away by cost. Each year, around 40 percent of SLU undergraduates complete their degree with no student debt.

Scholarships, Grants, Loans and More

Our scholarship programs recognize academic merit, financial need, Jesuit high school graduates, multiple sibling enrollees, aptitude and performance (athletics, the arts, etc.).

Additional financial aid programs include: need-based grants, loan programs and work opportunities. Aid is available to eligible students at all levels of the University. In addition, some schools, colleges or programs may offer their own opportunities, including the School of LawSchool of Medicine and the School for Professional Studies.

You can also use our cost calculator to estimate your costs after factoring in financial aid, housing, meal plans and more.

Calculate Your Costs

How to Apply for Financial Aid

We try to make applying for financial aid at SLU both seamless and manageable for you and your family. Most of the process hinges on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The FAFSA is a free tool that calculates your expected family contribution (EFC). It’s required for need-based assistance or eligibility for low-interest loans.

Our FAFSA school code is 002506.

Applying for and Accepting Aid  

Financial Aid TV

Browse Financial Aid TV for answers to some of the most common questions you may have about the process. These short, easy-to-understand videos can help break down the process and everything needed to get an application in on time.

Watch Financial Aid TV

Graduate Students

The financial aid process is a little bit different for graduate students. Here are some of the resources you’ll need to finance a graduate education.