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Financial Aid Process

Processes and Policies Description
 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®) Saint Leo University’s encourages all students to electronically file a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®) to determine eligibility for student aid assistance from federal, state, and private sources.

Be sure to enter Saint Leo University’s federal school code – 001526 when you file your FAFSA®.

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 Verification Verification confirms through documentation review that the information provided on a student’s Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®) is accurate. Students are randomly selected for verification by the Department of Education or if conflicting information is presented. The verification process prevents ineligible students from receiving aid if they are found to be reporting false information. It also ensures that eligible students receive all of the aid for which they are qualified.
 Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP)  All students receiving Federal Title IV financial aid, state aid, or Saint Leo institutional aid must adhere to the University’s published policy on satisfactory academic progress. The Higher Education Act as amended by Congress mandates that higher education institutions establish minimum standards of “satisfactory academic progress” for students receiving financial aid. The standards used to judge academic progress include all periods of enrollment, even periods in which the student did not receive federal student aid funds.
 Financial Aid Appeal Process Occasionally, unique circumstances influence income for students and/or families. These circumstances have an impact on the ability to pay for college. Utilizing the Special Circumstances form (available in eForm), allows students and/or families to indicate special circumstances that may not be evident on the FAFSA®. Prior year income is used to assess financial need for the upcoming academic year.

Understanding the FAFSA


What are some of the reasons my FAFSA® would be rejected?

What are the advantages to using the IRS Data Retrieval Tool when filing my FAFSA®

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