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Military and First Responder Special Rates

Saint Louis University makes getting a degree more attainable for military service members and first responders. In addition to our flexible scheduling and online format, qualifying students can earn a bachelor's degree or certificates online at a reduced rate from the School for Professional Studies.

Dennis Jenkerson, City of St. Louis Fire Chief


Military and Veteran Rate

Active military and veterans using tuition assistance or GI Bill® benefits qualify for a reduced tuition rate of $410 per credit hour for any undergraduate program through the School of Professional Studies. 

SLU articulates prior learning and accepts transfer credits through the American Council of Education (ACE), the College-Level Examination Program (CLEP) and Department of Defense DSST credit-by-examination to give you credit for military training and service, shortening your overall time to degree completion.

Attractive programs for service members include our online degree programs in computer information systems, security and strategic intelligence, RN-to-B.S.N., contract management, and project management.

First Responders Rate

Qualifying first responders can take advantage of a reduced tuition rate of $410 per credit hour.

The rate is offered to new and current undergraduate students pursuing a bachelor's degree or certificate from the School for Professional Studies who are active first responders serving the public good.

The term "first responder" refers individuals who in the early stages of an incident are responsible for the protection and preservation of life, property, evidence and the environment. This includes members of law enforcement, firefighters and emergency medical personnel. First responders can serve on a volunteer, part-time or full-time basis to be considered for reduced tuition.

To receive the discounted tuition rate, you must verify your active status as a first responder by providing a current ID or credential designating your position and a letter of confirmation from an employer or qualified agency.

When first responder status is granted, it will apply for the remainder of the academic year. Supporting documentation for verification must be provided at the start of each academic year thereafter.

Attractive programs for first responders include our online programs in computer and information systems, security and strategic intelligence, RN-to-B.S.N., social work and organizational leadership and technology.

GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). More information about education benefits offered by VA is available at the official U.S. government website