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An Education Within Reach

When you choose Saint Louis University, you’re choosing a community, curiosity and a place to explore what’s possible. This means that financing your education should never stand in the way of who you want to become.

We offer a wealth of scholarships and financial aid programs recognizing academic achievement, ambition and personal potential.

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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 opportunities, including the School of Law, School of Medicine, School for Professional Studies, and the Doisy College of Health Sciences.


What to Know About the FAFSA Delays

Watch the video for updates on the 2024-25 Free Application for Federal Student Aid processing delays and what you can do to ensure you receive your SLU financial aid offer as soon as possible.
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FAFSA Information

Questions about FAFSA? Saint Louis University's team of financial aid experts offers resources to help you navigate the FAFSA process.

Calculate Your Cost

Our cost calculator can help you estimate your costs after factoring in financial aid, housing, meal plans and more.

Financial Aid at SLU


of first-time freshman at SLU receive financial aid


in institutional aid made available to SLU students


in federal aid awarded to SLU students

No. 57

in Best Value Schools in 2023 (U.S. News & World Report)

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 student aid index (SAI). It’s required for need-based assistance or eligibility for low-interest loans. Saint Louis University's FAFSA school code is 002506.

Helpful Resources 

Contact the Office of Student Financial Services

One Grand Boulevard
DuBourg Hall, Room 119
St. Louis, Missouri, 63103-2907
Phone: 314-977-2350
Fax: 314-977-3437 |


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Federal Student Debt Relief News

Student loan debt relief originally announced by the Biden Administration on Aug. 24, 2022, has been blocked.

Applications for debt relief are no longer being accepted by the federal government. Subscribe to the U.S. Department of Education's federal student loan updates for the most current information.

Have Circumstances Changed?

A job loss, death in the family and other changes to your financial status after you've filed your FAFSA may mean that you can appeal your financial aid eligibility.

Learn About the Special Circumstances Appeal