Students planning to use any form of tuition assistance, whether through the state of Missouri or the Department of Defense, should always verify eligibility requirements with their branch of service.
Each military branch has its own tuition assistance application form and procedures. Prior to enrolling in courses at Saint Louis University, we ask that each student work with their branch specific education center, Education Service Officer (ESO) or unit point of contact (POC) to review requirements for each of these programs.
Service members planning to utilize State Tuition Assistance, should follow the link above to secure their benefit in a timely manner.
Active Duty Air Force and Reservists may be eligible for tuition assistance. We encourage
students under these programs to work directly with their unit education POC or base
Education Service Officer.
Active Duty Army, Reservists, and MO Army National Guard may be eligible to use Federal Tuition Assistance. Some students may be required to complete 12 months after completing AIT in order to use this benefit, please consult your unit education POC or base Education Service Officer to confirm.
Active Duty Coast Guard and Reservists in AD status may be eligible for tuition assistance. We encourage students under these programs to work directly with their unit education POC or base Education Service Officer to confirm.
Active Duty Navy and Naval Reservists in AD status may be eligible for tuition assistance. We encourage students under these programs to work directly with their unit education POC or base Education Service Officer.
Active Duty Marines may be eligible for tuition assistance. Students should work with their unit or base Education Service Office to ensure all necessary steps are followed.
If you have questions specific to utilizing tuition assistance at SLU, please contact Jennifer Matteson at firstname.lastname@example.org or 314-977-2259.
New Student Veteran Checklist
- Schedule your campus visit.
- If you’re interested, a visit assistant will also schedule a meeting with our military program director.
- Contact any high school, college or university you have attended. Your official high
school transcript and official test scores (ACT or SAT) are required if you have attempted
fewer than 24 transferable college credit hours.
- Please note: Saint Louis University will move to a standardized test optional admission process for all undergraduate programs beginning with students applying for admission to the 2021-2022 academic year. Applicants may submit standardized test scores, but those who choose not to will not be disadvantaged in any way in the admission process.
- Request official military transcripts from your branch of service:
Army, Navy, Marines and Coast Guard
- Transfer students should visit here for more information.
- Send your transcripts to the Office of Admission. Questions? Call 800-SLU-FOR-U.
- If you wish to be considered for need-based financial aid, file your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) between Oct. 1 and March 1.
- Apply online at fafsa.ed.gov with school code 002506.
- Remember to complete the FAFSA application annually.
- Apply for benefits.
- Send your DD Form 214 to VA Certifying Official Jennifer Matteson at email@example.com or 314-977-2259.
- By applying for admission to SLU, you’re automatically considered for a range of merit-based scholarships. To ensure priority consideration, you should submit all required parts of your application by the priority deadline.
- SLU offers additional scholarships that require separate applications — the Presidential Scholarship, the Martin Luther King Jr. Scholarship and the John Paul Fechter Service Scholarship. See if you qualify.
- Visit here to learn more about grants, scholarships, work-study, federal student loans and private loans.
Admitted Student Veteran Checklist
SLU’s official method of communication is email, check it often. Once admitted, you will receive a SLU email address and banner ID.
- Log into mySLU using your banner ID.
- Select or waive health insurance.
- Accept or decline your financial aid award letter.
- Submit your enrollment deposit.
- Schedule a GI Bill advising appointment with VA certifying official Jennifer Matteson at firstname.lastname@example.org or 314-977-2259.
- Review your tuition bill. If needed, enroll in a payment plan.
Attend SLU101 to meet with your academic advisor, register for classes and meet your classmates.
- Contact Housing and Residence Life for information about on-campus and off-campus housing.
- If needed, submit your housing waiver.