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Applying for Financial Aid

The following important steps are necessary as you apply for financial aid to attend the Saint Louis University School of Medicine:

1. Complete a FAFSA Form

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is the main application to apply for federal or institutional funds each year. The FAFSA can be completed online at after Oct.1 of the upcoming academic year. For scholarship consideration, complete the FAFSA by February 1.

Saint Louis University's federal school code is 002506.

Before completing your FAFSA, you should set up your U.S. Department of Education FSA ID.

2. Complete Validation for Scholarship Consideration

All students wanting consideration for the University’s need-based scholarships may be asked to complete a Validation for Scholarship Consideration form. If you have been selected for validation, you will need to submit the form and copies of your Federal Tax Return Transcripts if the IRS Data Retrieval Tool for you (and your spouse, if married) is unavailable. The same documents may be requested of your parents if you submitted parental information on the FAFSA. Note:  If selected for validation, the Validation Form will be sent to you.

3. Review Award Notification

Upon receipt of your FAFSA, we will determine your eligibility for financial assistance. You will be notified by email when your award notification is available. You can accept or decline the award offers through mySLU, Saint Louis University's portal for financial aid, billing and registration information.

4. Complete a MPN and Entrance Loan Counseling

If you accept any amount of Federal Direct Unsubsidized or Graduate Plus loans, you must complete a Master Promissory Note (MPN) for each loan program you accept. In addition to the MPN, you will also need to complete Entrance Loan Counseling for graduate and professional students. To complete the MPNs and Entrance Loan Counseling for both the Federal Direct Unsubsidized and Grad Plus Loans visit

We encourage you to check the mySLU portal for the most up-to-date information regarding your financial aid information.

The staff in the Office of Student Financial Services is available to assist you in any aspect of applying for financial assistance or student billing. Let us know how we may be of service to you.