You have served our country, and we are committed to serving you
with a quality education.
Join the ranks of thousands of active-duty military, veterans
and family members worldwide who earn affordable, accessible
degrees through Saint Leo University's Education Centers. Our
satellite learning centers in California, Florida, Georgia,
Mississippi, South Carolina, Texas and Virginia—located at military
bases, community colleges and business parks—offer military
students like you evening and weekend classes, and distance
From the time of its founding in 1889, the mission of Saint
Leo—to educate and serve—has been illuminated with instances of
resourcefulness, ingenuity and fulfillment of purpose. It was over
four decades ago that Saint Leo brought courses for the first time
to 176 students at Avon Park and 13 students at MacDill Air Force
Base. Today, close to 6,000 men and women of the armed forces,
veterans, and their family members are enrolled in Saint Leo
University degree programs - that's about one-third of our
university-wide student community.
more about our military heritage and rankings.
To provide affordable, rate-related degree programs designed to
fit the mobile lifestyle of military personnel worldwide, Saint Leo
University partners with:
You have a mobile lifestyle, but that shouldn’t keep you from
moving forward with your educational goals. We understand that life
is unpredictable, so we’ve built flexibility into our academic
What are Education Center classes like?
Take traditional, in-person classes on evenings and weekends.
Saint Leo also offers online and distance learning courses. If you
need a course that is not currently offered, you can work
one-on-one with an Education Center faculty member in a directed
study. Learn more about the Education Center experience.
How long will it take to earn my degree?
Work at your own pace. Earn your degree in an accelerated
program, with evening and weekend classes offered in eight-week
terms, starting six times a year. You have up to seven years to
complete your Saint Leo degree.
Does Saint Leo offer financial aid for
Saint Leo's military students receive tuition assistance through
the Montgomery GI Bill®, Post 9/11 GI Bill® and the Yellow Ribbon
Program, which makes additional funds available without an
additional charge to a student's GI Bill® entitlement. A VA
Certifying Official (VCO) at each of our Centers assists you in
utilizing VA education benefits to your best advantage. Learn more
about financial aid at Saint Leo,
including military and veteran
What about transferring credits?
Have you attended other universities or taken
credit-by-examination tests, such as CLEP or DANTES? Our academic
advisors evaluate your transcripts and match credits with a Saint
Leo program that’s right for you.
Have you attended ACE-accredited military occupational specialty
schools? Credit for military courses and training may be granted,
based on formal evaluation by the Registrar and on recommendations
published by the American Council on Education (ACE). The maximum
limit upon this category of transcript credit is 39 semester
Learn more about transferring credits to your Saint Leo
What if I'm deployed?
With Education Centers on military bases in seven states, you
can begin your studies at one Education Center—and if you’re
deployed or relocated—finish your degree at another location, or
even online. If no internet connection is available, you can even
take some courses via CD-ROM.
Whom can I contact about veteran student
The Office of Military Affairs and Services works
collaboratively with all University departments and community
organizations to serve those who have served our country. For
further information, contact MilitaryServices@saintleo.edu or
Are any non-academic programs or certifications
The Center for Professional Development at Saint Leo University
offers a variety of non-academic career certificate and
certification courses online. Many of these programs are eligible
for Military Tuition Assistance or the MyCAA program for military
spouses. For more details, click here to visit the Center for Professional