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Tuition Reimbursement at Other Colleges and Universities

Saint Louis University offers limited tuition reimbursement opportunities for 1818 faculty continuing their education at other colleges and universities. 

Please note: This tuition reimbursement information reflects SLU’s revised scholarship policy, effective July 1, 2021. If you have questions about a scholarship for Summer 2021 or any previous term, please contact us at 314-977-1818 or

Tuition Reimbursement Eligibility Criteria

Tuition reimbursement is available to approved 1818 Program faculty at Partner schools offering 1818 Program courses in the academic year in which the reimbursement is requested. Additionally, participating faculty must be approved 1818 Program faculty and be teaching at least one 1818 Program course in each academic year for which the tuition reimbursement is requested.

  • Note: As SLU focuses its limited resources on improved teaching and learning in 1818 courses, scholarships for 1818 Program Coordinators and other administrators at Partner high schools have been discontinued. Exceptions for those currently enrolled in SLU graduate programs, or who have been granted past SLU scholarships, have been developed and will be shared upon request.

Additionally, courses eligible for tuition reimbursement must be focused on the disciplinary or interdisciplinary academic content of the 1818 course(s) the 1818 instructor has been approved to offer. Typically these are courses offered as part of established master’s and doctoral degrees in the specific discipline/interdisciplinary area.

Courses in related disciplines, and courses focused specifically on the teaching of the disciplinary/ interdisciplinary academic content of the respective 1818 course(s), may be considered per the discretion of the appropriate SLU academic department. 

Courses focused on curriculum and instruction generally (or on broad C&I categories such as “humanities” or “social sciences”), and courses in educational administration/leadership, are not eligible for reimbursement. 

Tuition Reimbursement Award Limits

Eligible participants may receive tuition reimbursement for a maximum of nine graduate-level credits for the 2021-2022 academic year. Note: For the 2022-2023 academic year and beyond, we will return to our maximum of six credits annually.  Participants are responsible for all applicable SLU fees associated with their enrollment. 

Additionally, tuition reimbursement is capped at a maximum of $1,500 per course and a maximum of $4,500 in 2021-2022 (this limit will be $3,000 in 2022-2023 and beyond). Participants are responsible for all applicable fees associated with their enrollment. 

Applying for Tuition Reimbursement

As noted above, not all courses will be approved for tuition reimbursement; you should not assume approval until it is formally granted in writing. Requests for tuition reimbursement must be made per the following deadlines:  

  • Fall Terms: Aug. 15
  • Spring Terms: Dec. 1
  • Summer Terms: May 1

Submit an application for tuition reimbursement at another university

Timing/How Reimbursement Works

Approved reimbursements from SLU occur after the non-SLU course has been paid for, and after receipt by SLU of an official transcript documenting that the course was successfully completed.  

Accordingly, SLU requires those approved for reimbursement to submit:

  • an invoice from the offering institution documenting the tuition charged and any related fees charged (fees will not be reimbursed)
  • evidence of the course having been paid for (that specifically excludes evidence that the course was paid for via any form of loan)
  • an official transcript documenting the successful completion of the course(s)
Potential Taxable Income 

All recipients of SLU tuition reimbursement should be aware that the dollar value of the tuition reimbursement may be considered taxable income per the Internal Revenue Service. The University is not obliged to nor shall withhold taxes from this award. Please consult a tax advisor/attorney for details.