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Financial Aid

Putting a SLU Education Within Reach

The value of a Saint Louis University education is measured not in the facts you will retain but in the person you will become. It’s our goal to remove financial barriers that may stand in the way.

Admission to SLU is based on achievement, ambition and personal potential – not on your financial resources or ability to pay. We offer a wealth of scholarships and financial aid programs to recognize academic performance and ensure no student who belongs here will be kept away by cost. Each year, around 40 percent of SLU undergraduates complete their degree with no student debt.

Financing Your SLU Education

Our undergraduate scholarship programs recognize academic merit, financial need, Jesuit high school graduates, multiple sibling enrollees, aptitude and performance (athletics, the arts, etc.).

Additional financial aid programs include: need-based grants, loan programs and work opportunities. Aid is available to eligible students at all levels of the University. In addition, some schools, colleges or programs may offer their own opportunities, including the School of LawSchool of Medicine,  School for Professional Studies, and the Doisy College of Health Sciences. 

Download SLU's Undergraduate Financial Aid Guide (PDF)

Download SLU's Graduate Financial Aid Guide (PDF)

Key Dates


2023-24 FAFSA opens


SLU priority application date (undergraduate)

Feb. 1

Priority FAFSA deadline

June 30

Final FAFSA deadline (23-24)

How to Apply for Financial Aid

We try to make applying for financial aid at SLU both seamless and manageable for you and your family. Most of the process hinges on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The FAFSA is a free tool that calculates your expected family contribution (EFC). It’s required for need-based assistance or eligibility for low-interest loans.

Saint Louis University's FAFSA school code is 002506.

Learn How to Apply for and Accept Aid