A Saint Leo Education Is an Investment in Yourself.
When you pursue your education at Saint Leo University, you are making one of the smartest investments in your future. We are committed to making the financial process as stress-free and accessible as possible. Our Student Financial Services Office is eager to answer your questions and help you find a number of different options to fund your education and make it affordable.
Of Students Receive Some Form of Financial Aid
#4 Best Value in the South
US News & World Report, 2021
#10 Top Performer on Social Mobility
US News & World Report, 2021
Financial Aid: How to Get Started
Financial aid is funding that helps pay for your college costs and allows you the opportunity to advance in your professional goals. It can come in the form of scholarships, work-study jobs, grants, and loans. Our simple introduction will guide you through the basics on how to access funds and launch your future at Saint Leo!
File a FAFSA form.
Saint Leo University 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.
It means a lot to receive such a tremendous amount of financial aid. It makes me feel very secure financially…and makes me feel happy emotionally knowing that Saint Leo University truly cares about their students.
Sofia Wharton | Criminal Justice student
Different ways to pay for college
Once you file your FAFSA, you can take advantage of different options to fund your education. Some examples are through scholarships, grants, loans, and student employment.
When I went to a few other schools, their student-veteran services were not up to par. Hilary made my entire college experience better. She was amazing to work with and was one of the reasons I started and continued with Saint Leo University. I have recommended the veteran services at Saint Leo to many people because the team is outstanding.
Colin McConahay | Business degree alumnus
Military and veteran benefits
Saint Leo University has a longstanding relationship with our active military members and veterans. We offer tuition assistance and funding for service personnel who want to further their professional goals.
Tuition and Costs
The value you receive from a Saint Leo education extends to your financial health. Our tuition is known for being significantly lower than the average private college tuition, while our academic reputation is one of the best in the region. Our financial aid staff is dedicated to finding opportunities to make your education accessible and affordable.
What does your tuition cover?
When planning your financial future at Saint Leo University, it is important for you to know the details of what your tuition covers and what additional costs should be considered.
I loved going to Saint Leo and would say that it was literally worth every single cent. The investment in yourself is so very worth it. The feeling of accomplishment you will gain is amazing.
Adri Colina | Human Resource Management alumna
Get a personalized estimate with the Net Price Calculator.
Our Net Price Calculator helps new undergraduates get a sense of what you will be paying for after your financial aid is factored in to your total cost.
Need Help? Contact Student Financial Services
Welcome to Saint Leo University! If you ever have any financial aid or student account questions, our Student Financial Services team is here to help! We can assist you in areas regarding FAFSA, financial aid eligibility, student account payments, and more.
Feel free to call us toll-free at (800) 240-7658 or email Student Financial Support at email@example.com.
Students and Alumni Share Why Saint Leo University Is Worth the Investment
I completely enjoyed my experience with sociology at Saint Leo University. Through my research project … classes I was able to explore … the view of Christianity and other religions in the sight of young adults. Because of this study, it made me more confident in my faith as well as sensitive to other religions. I took an internship with a Refugee resettlement agency, where I worked daily with clients that had many different beliefs and backgrounds. Within a few months I was hired full time as the employment specialist and stayed 3 years. To this day, many of my former clients still run and give me a hug and thank me for my kindness. I will continue to take my experience over to my new position as the Family Service Case Manager for the Community Action Program.
As a 46-year old male, the thought of going back to school was intimidating. Having an eight-year hiatus and trying to discover what I wanted to do was equally daunting. I have known that I wanted to help people most of my life. Sociology offered a path for me to achieve that goal. The staff at Saint Leo made the transition extremely easy. From the warm smile at the registrar’s office to the insightfulness of everyone at the Sociology department, each person I met along the way made the journey of my education painless and enjoyable. The constant feedback, guidance, and care made me want to learn and excel. The best gift I received from my Saint Leo Sociology experience is the preparation for Social Work graduate school.
Choosing Sociology was the best thing I could have done. I served the first 15 years of my career as an Active Guard Reserve with the 283rd Combat Communications Squadron, Dobbins Air Reserve Base, Georgia. Seventeen years later, I earned my active duty retirement as a Senior Master Sergeant and as the State Awards and Decorations Monitor and Sexual Assault Victim’s Advocate with the Georgia Air National Guard Headquarters. I enrolled in Saint Leo two months after retirement and chose to major in Sociology because I have always been interested in helping people and society. I am a member of Alpha Kappa Delta, the Sociology Honor Society and made the Dean’s List every semester. Dr. Eric Williamson is my inspiration for applying for the Master of Theology program which I will start this Fall. When I complete that degree, I plan to go into counseling for veterans with disabilities and grief counseling.
Academically, I majored in marketing and even with how much marketing has evolved socially/digitally since my time at Saint Leo, I use so much of what I learned every single day. My international business courses have absolutely come in handy when doing business in other territories and overseas, knowing when I have to adjust to different standards.
Joey Gandolfo, class of 2008
Saint Leo was a smaller and more intimate environment than many other institutions. That intimacy helped to reinforce the value of building relationships that has stayed with me and benefitted my career.
Davion Cooper, class of 2011
I feel a natural and symbolic connection to the core values of the college and my own Catholic values. Saint Leo really lives up to its reputation for promoting a values-based education through the core values.
Lauren Boos, class of 2019
Frequently Asked Questions
Financial aid forms for state aid proof of residency, requests to change loan amounts, satisfactory academic progress, loan responsibility, and confirmation of future attendance are available via eForm. You can access eForm by logging in to the student portal at portal.saintleo.edu and clicking on "eForm" under the Online Services section. After you have submitted an eForm, a confirmation email will be sent to your Saint Leo email address.
All other forms—including verification forms—are available via Financial Aid Forms. Students can access Financial Aid Forms via a personalized email sent from Student Financial Services to their Saint Leo University email address. Students must click on the link provided in the email in order to access Financial Aid Forms, create an account, and complete financial aid forms. Students can also access Financial Aid Forms at https://saintleo.okta.com.
Assuming all requirements are met, financial aid disbursements begin approximately 10 days from the start of a new term. It usually takes one full week to disburse funds to all students.
Refunds are sent to BankMobile Disbursements within 14 days from the date that the credit balance is created. For more information about BankMobile and your refund choices, visit the BankMobile website.
To view financial aid award and status, students can check their eLion account for up-to-date information. You can speak with a Student Financial Advisor with Student Financial Services 800-240-7658 or email your questions to firstname.lastname@example.org. On-site advisors are also available on a first-come, first-serve basis, or by appointment, at the Student Financial Support Center in St. Edward’s Hall.