To apply for Saint Louis University School of Medicine scholarships we encourage all students to complete the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) beginning October 1.
To maximize scholarship eligibility, we encourage all students to include parental data on the FAFSA.
For qualifying students, awards of $5,000 or $10,000 (requires parental data on the FAFSA) will be made. Award notifications of scholarships and other financial aid awards will be sent beginning after February 1.
VALIDATION PROCESS: Students receiving a $5,000 or $10,000 School of Medicine scholarship may be selected for validation in order to confirm the accuracy of the FAFSA information. If requested students will need to submit the following:
- Submit a completed Validation for Scholarship Consideration form SIGNED by the student and a parent.
- If the student or parent was unable to use the IRS Data Retrieval tool they will need to submit the 2015 Federal Tax Return Transcripts.
Students not providing parent tax information on the FAFSFA will not be required provide the parent federal tax return transcript, but they will not be eligible for the $10,000 scholarship and may forfeit other aid opportunities.
All documents can be faxed, emailed, or mailed to Office of Student Financial Services at the following:
Mail: Student Financial Services, 1402 S. Grand Blvd., C120, Saint Louis, MO 63104
DEADLINE TO UPDATE THE FAFSA AND PROVIDE COMPLETED VALIDATION INFORMATION IS February 1.
Awarding of scholarships may extend beyond the priority dates based on the availability of funds.
RENEWING SCHOLARSHIPS: Students are eligible to receive the $5,000 or $10,000 university scholarship for up to 4 academic years. Awards will be automatically renewed and will NOT REQUIRE the completion of the FAFSA.
Returning students who have not received a university scholarship in the past will need to follow the steps as outlined above to apply for scholarship consideration. Students who received a $5,000 scholarship in the past but would like to apply for the $10,000 award will need to follow the steps outlined above and include parental data on the FAFSA. New awards for returning students will be awarded based on the availability of funds.
Students will, however, need to complete a FAFSA each year if they wish to borrow from the Federal Direct Student Loan Programs.