About Financial Aid

Saint Leo University is commmitted to making an outstanding private education affordable. We are one of the least expensive private universities in Florida. In addition, we are pleased to offer generous financial aid to qualified students. If Saint Leo is where you want to be, we want to help you get here!

Important Note: All items referenced below are subject to change and are only intended for eligible students enrolling as degree-seeking traditional undergraduates at the University Campus location.

For comprehensive financial aid information, please visit www.saintleo.edu/finaid

Academic Merit Scholarships

Academic merit scholarships are based on a student's GPA and test scores (ACT or SAT). First-time college students who qualify may receive an award of up to $5,000 while eligible transfer students may receive up to $4,000 in merit aid.

Other Saint Leo University Scholarships and Grants

Generous additional gift aid is available for students who meet specific criteria. These include:

  • Honors Scholarship
  • Leadership Scholarship
  • Alumni Nomination Grant (click here for Nomination Form

    Alumni Nomination Grant Form Deadlines are: 
    First-Year Students: SPRING 2016: Nov. 1, 2015; FALL 2016: Jan. 15, 2016
    Transfer Students: SPRING 2016: Nov. 1, 2015; FALL 2016: July 1, 2016 
  • Catholic High School Grant
  • Legacy Grant
  • Sibling Grant

Be sure to submit your application for admission by our priority deadline of January 15 and file your FAFSA as early as possible after January 1 in order to qualify for the maximum amount of available aid for which you are eligible.

For more information about these programs, please contact your admissions counselor or the Office of Admissions. 



Florida Resident Access Grant (FRAG), Florida Student Assistance Grant (FSAG) and Bright Futures Awards

Students who are residents of Florida and are going to attend Saint Leo may receive the Florida Resident Access Grant (FRAG). Eligible students may receive the Florida Student Assistance Grant (FSAG). Proof of Florida residency is required to receive these rewards.

Saint Leo also accepts Bright Futures Florida Medallion and Florida Academic Scholars Awards. All of these funds vary as determined by the State of Florida.

For more information about these programs, visit www.floridastudentfinancialaid.org

FAFSA and the Early FAFSA Filer Awards

Students should file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) as soon as possible after January 1. File the FAFSA online at www.fafsa.ed.gov. The Saint Leo federal school code is 001526.

Students who have applied for admission and who file the FAFSA prior to designated deadlines will receive a $500 Early FAFSA Filers Award upon enrollment at University Campus in Saint Leo, Florida. This award is renewable.

Filing Deadlines for Early FAFSA Filer Awards (by entry term):

First-Year Students: SPRING 2016: Nov. 1, 2015; FALL 2016: Mar. 1, 2016
Transfer Students: SPRING 2016: Nov. 1, 2015; FALL 2016: July 1, 2016

Students must file the FAFSA each year by the filing deadline to renew this award.