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Applying for Financial Aid

The following important steps are necessary as you apply for financial aid to attend the Saint Louis University School of Medicine:

1. Complete a FAFSA Form

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is the main application to apply for federal or institutional funds each year. The FAFSA can be completed online at after Oct.1 of the upcoming academic year.

Saint Louis University's federal school code is 002506.

Before completing your FAFSA, you should set up your U.S. Department of Education FSA ID.

2. Complete Validation for Scholarship Consideration

All students applying for the University’s need-based scholarships may be asked to complete a Validation for Scholarship Consideration form. You will need to submit the form and copies of your Federal Tax Return Transcripts if the IRS Data Retrieval Tool for you (and your spouse, if married) is unavailable. The same documents may be requested of your parents if your parental information is on the FAFSA.

3. Review Award Notification

Upon receipt of your FAFSA, we will determine your eligibility for financial assistance. You will be notified by email when your award notification is available. You can accept or decline the award offers through mySLU, Saint Louis University's portal for financial aid, billing and registration information.

4. Complete a MPN and Entrance Loan Counseling

If you accept any amount of Federal Direct Unsubsidized or Graduate Plus loans, you must complete a Master Promissory Note (MPN) for each loan program you accept. In addition to the MPN, you will also need to complete Entrance Loan Counseling for graduate and professional students. To complete the MPNs and Entrance Loan Counseling for both the Federal Direct Unsubsidized and Grad Plus Loans visit

We encourage you to check the mySLU portal for the most up-to-date information regarding your financial aid information.

The staff in the Office of Student Financial Services is available to assist you in any aspect of applying for financial assistance or student billing. Let us know how we may be of service to you.

Information for International Students

Individuals who are not citizens of the United States or who do not hold a Permanent Resident Visa status are not eligible to receive financial aid. Federal regulations govern aid program funding used by the school and control who can receive financial aid.

For Saint Louis University to complete the required documents for issuance of a visa, several things have to be submitted. You must document, by a date designated by the school, that the necessary amount of funds are available to pay the costs of education (tuition and fees). The funds need to be sufficient for the anticipated period of enrollment, normally four years. Documentation of the required amount of financial resources will be recognized by deposit of funds in an escrow account with a bank designated by the school.

Upon acceptance into Saint Louis University School of Medicine, you will receive, by email, the following documents for completion:

  • Escrow Agreement
  • Operational Understanding and Agreement
  • Specimen Signature Form
  • Certificate of Foreign Status (Form W-8Ben) and Instructions

In addition to the required escrow documents, you must return notarized or certified copies of your passport, as well as the depositor's passport, visa and Form I-94 by May 15 of your matriculating year, with the escrow account established by May 30 for issuance of your student visa. Original signatures are required on all documents.

Once all documents are received and verified, they will be forwarded to the escrow agent who will set up the escrow account. Direct all questions to  or 314-977-9845.