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Tuition, Scholarships and Financial Aid

At Saint Louis University School for Professional Studies, we understand that investing in your education is an important commitment. Each year, we award more than $100,000 in scholarships for our online degree programs.

SPS students can receive a SLU education at nearly half the cost of a traditional program. Active military, veterans and first-responders can take advantage of even further discounts.

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2020-21 Tuition and Rates

Student Type Tuition
Cannabis Science and Operations Certificate $400 per credit hour
Undergraduate Professional Studies $650 per credit hour
Graduate Professional Studies $790 per credit hour
Military and Veterans Undergraduate $295 per credit hour
First Responders $295 per credit hour 


2020-21 Fees

Technology fees are $50 per each fall and spring semester; there are no fees in the summer. Your academic coach will discuss tuition and any applicable fees at your coaching session.

For a full listing of all University tuition rates and fees, visit Student Financial Services.

Scholarships and Financial Aid

Saint Louis University and the School for Professional Studies are committed to providing scholarship and financial aid programs to make higher education affordable for working adults.

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To determine eligibility for financial assistance, submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) early for maximum consideration. FAFSA forms are available in the University Office of Student Financial Services and online at

Learn More About Financial Aid

Employees of Corporate Partners

The School for Professional Studies partners with several national and local organizations to offer their employees reduced tuition rates. Ask your academic coach if your employer is an educational partner with Saint Louis University.

Saint Louis University also works with EdAssist to provide online training and certifications to more than 120 corporate partners nationwide.

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Deferred Payment Option

SLU offers special financial arrangements for students whose employers reimburse tuition costs after completion of a course. You must submit documentation indicating your employer's reimburse amount and your eligibility to the Office of Student Financial Services prior to the beginning of each semester this option is to be used. Tuition or fees not paid by employers are due on the regular payment due dates.

Deferred Payment Dates for 2020-21

Semester Due Date
Summer 09/09/2020
Fall 1 11/29/2020
Fall 2 01/31/2021
Spring 1 04/25/2021
Spring 2 06/27/2021


Under this option, you are responsible for the full tuition amount, whether or not the reimbursement is received. Additionally, a 1 percent per month finance charge will be assessed on open balances after the deferred payment due date. Payment must be received prior to the deferred deadline to ensure continued eligibility for deferment and prevent late fees and holds on future registration.

To assist with the process, SPS has provided a tuition deferment form to fill out and submit. Direct questions or submit the completed form to Carolyn Merkel at 314-977-2405 or