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Information for International Students

Individuals who are not citizens of the United States or who do not hold a Permanent Resident Visa status are not eligible to receive financial aid. Federal regulations govern aid program funding used by Saint Louis University and control who can receive financial aid.

Students must submit several items for SLU to complete the required documents for issuance of a visa. You must document, by a date designated by the school, that the necessary amount of funds are available to pay the costs of education (tuition and fees). The funds need to be sufficient for the anticipated period of enrollment, normally four years. Documentation of the required amount of financial resources will be recognized by the deposit of funds in an escrow account with a bank designated by the school.

Upon acceptance into Saint Louis University School of Medicine, you will receive, by email, the following documents for completion:

  • Escrow Agreement
  • Operational Understanding and Agreement
  • Specimen Signature Form
  • Certificate of Foreign Status (Form W-8Ben) and Instructions
  • Non-Resident Alien (NRA) Form 
  • Notarized or certified copies of your passport or visa as well as your depositor's passport or visa

In addition to the required escrow documents, a non-refundable acceptance fee of $375 must accompany your escrow documents. All documents and acceptance fees must be submitted by May 15 of your matriculating year, with the escrow account established by June 1 for issuance of your student visa. Original signatures are required on all documents.

Once all documents are received and verified, they will be forwarded to the escrow agent to set up the account. Direct all questions to or 314-977-9845.