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Tuition, Scholarships and Financial Aid

At Saint Louis University, we’re here to help you make an investment — in yourself. That’s why we award more than $100,000 in scholarships for SLU's online degree programs each year and offer support through every stage of the financial aid process.

Talk to us, and we’ll outline your options.


Explore Helpful Financial Aid Resources

Most students complete their degrees with financial help along the way. Here, we’ve outlined some common ways students save and finance their tuition.


We offer a breadth of scholarships specifically for adult online students, including new students, current students and students enrolled within specific programs. Learn more about what’s available and how to apply.

Explore Scholarship Opportunities

Financial Aid

Many students apply for financial aid through the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). We recommend applying early for maximum consideration.

Learn More About the FAFSA Process

Discounts through Corporate Partners

We’ve partnered with more than 120 corporations nationwide, including BJC Healthcare, SSM Health and Boeing. 

You may be eligible for a 15% discount on your tuition in a fully online bachelor’s or master’s degree program within SLU’s SPS if your employer is one of our partners, either through EdAssist or direct partnerships. 

Explore our Educational Partners

Deferred Payment for Tuition Reimbursement

We offer special payment arrangements for students whose employers reimburse tuition after course completion. 

You must submit documentation indicating your employer’s reimbursement policy and how much you’re eligible for before the beginning of each semester that the deferred payment option is used. Tuition or fees not paid by the employer are due on the regular payment due dates.

Deferred Payment Dates 2023-2024

  • Summer 2023: Sept. 4, 2023
  • Fall 1, 2023: Dec. 2, 2023
  • Fall 2, 2023: Feb. 5, 2024
  • Spring 1, 2024: April 29, 2024
  • Spring 2, 2024: July 1, 2024

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

SPS provides a tuition deferment form (PDF) to fill out and submit to assist with the process. Direct questions or submit the completed form to Carolyn Merkel at 314-977-2405 or

Have questions? Our Office of Student Financial Services can help.

Enjoy Transparent Tuition and Fees—with a More Affordable Cost per Credit

Our School for Professional Studies (SPS) students can receive SLU’s quality education at nearly half the cost of a traditional program. Cost per credit varies by program type. Find yours below for details.

2023-2024 Tuition and Rates

Student Type Tuition
Undergraduate SPS Programs $650 per credit hour
Undergraduate SPS Programs, Military, Veteran and First Responders Discount $295 per credit hour
Graduate SPS Programs $790 per credit hour
Program-specific: Cannabis Science and Operations Certificate $400 per credit hour
Program-specific: Medical Cannabis Science and Therapeutic Management Post-Baccalaureate Certificate $625 per credit hour


2023-2024 Fees

University fees are $50 per each fall and spring term; there are no fees in the summer. Your academic coach will discuss tuition and any applicable fees at your coaching session. See the full list of University tuition rates and fees.

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