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.  

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98%

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.

    Visit FAFSA.gov

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  • 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

  • A step-by-step guide to the financial aid process

    We know the financial aspects of your education can be intimidating. That is why we have made the process easy and as transparent as possible. 

    Find Step-by-Step Instructions 

    Get help with your financial aid

  • 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.  

    Explore Financial Aid Opportunities

  • 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. 

    Discover Military Benefits

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.  

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  • 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.

    Use the Net Price Calculator

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 sfs@saintleo.edu.

Contact Student Financial Services

Students and Alumni Share Why Saint Leo University Is Worth the Investment

"Saint Leo's Creative Writing MA program helped me immensely as a reader and a writer. Learning to read not only what is in a story, but paying careful attention to how it's written, is just one of the memorable gifts I received from this program's helpful faculty and encouraging environment."

Janna Correa, (Fiction, 2022)

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This program allows growth as a writer and as a person. The experience was absurdly personal. Absurd because of the organic evolution fostered by its leadership and absurd because of the personal touches from the instructors. Why expect that? St. Leo is invested in its students. You get more than you bargained for.

Jimmy Sutman, (Poetry, 2022)

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It can be intimidating to go back to school after decades of being in the workforce. But as a non-traditional student, I felt nothing but a warm welcome from Saint Leo faculty and my classmates. I started my first semester at another university and wasn't happy. I transferred to Saint Leo and learned more than I could have ever imagined in this program. Best decision I ever made. Thanks to my studies there, I'm getting ready to release my first book at the end of this year!

Lisa Moody, (Nonfiction, 2021)

Creative Writing alumna, Lisa Moody

Being a part of the Creative Writing program at Saint Leo was the right choice for me, as it allowed me to pursue my degree from another state while also working a full-time job. I was still able to have the invaluable experience of connecting with a group of like-minded writers through the in-person residency, and I still maintain those relationships today. Through your coursework in this program, you will both read and write quality work and have constant support and encouragement from professors who really do care about your future as a writer.

Susan Abercrombie, (Nonfiction, 2021)

Creative Writing alumna, Susan Abercrombie

I enjoyed the close-knit literary community that Saint Leo University provided in the Creative Writing Nonfiction program. The instructors are a very experienced, passionate, and supportive group. I am a confident and better writer because of the workshops, the effective and inspiring feedback from faculty, and peer support.

Tisha Arther, (Nonfiction, 2022)

Creative Writing alumna, Tisha Arther

When I started the MA in Creative Writing at Saint Leo University, I didn't know what to expect and I didn't know if I would be able to fit into the program. After I left my first day of residency, I never questioned the absolute certainty that I had finally found where I belonged as a writer. The faculty were knowledgeable and encouraging, my peers were talented and welcoming, and the university offered an experience catered to my success. Participating in this program absolutely changed the trajectory of my life - as both a student and educator.

Danielle Knight, (Fiction, 2020)

Creative Writing Alumna, Danielle Knight
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Creative Writing alumna, Lisa Moody
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Creative Writing alumna, Tisha Arther
Creative Writing Alumna, Danielle Knight

Frequently Asked Questions

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, to complete financial aid forms. Students can also access Financial Aid Forms at login.saintleo.edu., click on the Financial Aid Forms tile.

A few forms pertaining to awards are accessible 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.

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 sfs@saintleo.edu. 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.

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