Saint Louis University

Additional Financing Sources

Alternative Loans

The Office of Student Financial Services can counsel students regarding other loan programs not funded by the Federal Government, which are called Alternative Loans. In addition to counseling, the Office can provide Alternative Loan applications and lending sources. Alternative Loans should only be considered as the last funding resource since these loans carry higher interest rates and less attractive in-school and repayment terms compared to the Federal Loan programs. Students can visit the Office of Student Financial Services in DuBourg Hall, Room 121, or call (314) 977-2350.

Alpha Sigma Lambda Scholarships

The national office of Alpha Sigma Lambda grants a total of eight scholarships over the academic year. Applicants must be currently attending courses and have completed at least 30 credit hours – not including transfer credits – while maintaining at least a 3.2 cumulative GPA. For an application form or detailed information regarding additional applicant requirements, visit

G.I. Educational Benefit

Students who have served in the armed forces may receive benefits if they have served over 181 days of active duty, any part of which occurred after January 31, 1955, or if they were discharged after that date inside of 181 days because of a disability incurred while on active duty. For additional information and application materials, contact the Office of the University Registrar, (314) 977-2259. For more information regarding additional applicant requirements, visit

Division of Vocational Rehabilitation Benefits

Students with physical or mental handicaps may be eligible to receive benefits from their state's Department of Vocational Rehabilitation. Assistance may include counseling and training for vocational, technical or professional employment and funding for books, supplies, maintenance, medical services and transportation. Contact the Dept. of Vocational Rehabilitation in your state for eligibility criteria and applications.

Missouri Connections

You can log on as a "guest" user and visit the Education section. In that section, you will find a listing of scholarships and awards for Missouri residents. Missouri Connections webpage 

Missouri Restaurant Association

The Missouri Restaurant Association (MRA) is providing a variety of scholarships in order to aid students who are studying hospitality management and plan to enter the foodservice industry upon graduation. For more details and eligibility requirements, check out the Missouri Restaurant Association's webpage.

Project Management (PMI)® Metro St. Louis Chapter Scholarship

The Project Management Institute (PMI)® Metro St. Louis Chapter awards scholarships to students enrolled in a Project Management minor or certificate program. To learn more about the scholarship, eligibility criteria, and the online application process visit: Further questions can be directed to PMI® Educational Foundation at

Scholarship Foundation of St. Louis

Students who are U.S. citizens or U.S. permanent residents and are permanent residents of St. Louis, St. Louis County or the Missouri counties of Franklin, Jefferson or St. Charles, may be eligible to apply for a need-based, interest-free loan. Call (314) 725-7990 or visit their website at

The St. Louis Area Hotel Association

The St. Louis Area Hotel Association awards scholarships to qualified applicants enrolled in a hotel or culinary related degree program. For more information, contact the St. Louis Area Hotel Association at (314) 721-0632 or visit their website at

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