Military students walk across Saint Leo campus.

Military Student FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions

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 programs.


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.

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 benefits.

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 hours.

Learn more about transferring credits to your Saint Leo degree.

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 or (352) 588-8234.

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 Saint Leo University's Education Center experience.

With Education Centers on military bases in five 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.

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.

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