SLU is committed to making the financial aid process seamless and manageable for you and
All colleges and universities use your EFC to determine your student's eligibility
for aid. For consideration for need-based assistance or eligibility for low-interest
student loans, students must complete the FAFSA. Priority consideration is given to
students who file prior to Feb. 1.
Saint Louis University’s FAFSA school code is 002506.
How to Apply
Follow these steps to ensure your application is complete:
The FSA ID is your electronic signature that allows you to “sign” forms like the FAFSA and federal
Master Promissory Notes online. Keep this ID in a safe place as you’ll need it to
complete your FAFSA each year.
The Access Missouri Grant priority deadline is Feb. 1.
Missing this deadline doesn’t mean you won’t be eligible for aid, but SLU gives priority
consideration to anyone who submits a FAFSA ahead of this date.
FAFSA filing tips:
The FAFSA must be signed by the student and parent (of dependent students). Be sure
to obtain your FSA IDs before starting the FAFSA.
Use the IRS Data Retrieval Tool (IRS DRT) on the FAFSA to download your federal tax
information directly into the FAFSA. Doing so without making changes to the data
is fast, easy and satisfies federal verification requirements.
See FAFSA FAQs for additional information and tips.
Once SLU receives your FAFSA, we will assemble a financial aid package for each admitted
student. New students will be sent an award letter via both email and postal mail.
Returning students will receive this information via email.
International students are not eligible for federal student loans or grants. However,
SLU does provide a limited number of need-based grants for international students
attending the St. Louis campus. To be considered, you must complete the College Board CSS/Financial Aid Profile.
Plan ahead. Become familiar with procedures, priority dates and deadlines.
Apply early. Financial aid is awarded on a first-come, first-served basis, so the
best time to file the FAFSA for maximum consideration is between Oct. 1 and early
Feb. 1. You do not need completed tax returns to file your FAFSA. It is better to
file early with your best estimates (based on W-2s and year-end earnings statements)
than to file late with exact figures.
Keep records. Fill out forms carefully and keep copies for your records. Your admit
packet or visit folder is a great place to store these forms.
Respond to information requests. Promptly reply to all requests from the Office of
Student Financial Services for additional information.
Reply on time. The financial aid awarded to you has been temporarily reserved for
you. Access mySLU to accept or decline your aid online. Failure to respond in a timely manner may result
in the cancellation of your award.
Reapply each year. Financial aid is not automatically renewed. You must file a FAFSA
to be considered for financial aid each year. Check renewal requirements on all of
Manage debt wisely. We highly recommend that you limit your borrowing to necessary
educational expenses. Your professional counselors can help you develop a plan to
pay for your education.
Special circumstances. If you have special or unusual circumstances that you would
like the Office of Student Financial Services to consider, go to our forms page or
contact us for additional information.
Investigate. What sources of financial aid are available outside of Saint Louis University?
Check with your employer, the public library and other organizations by using the
Any policies, regulations, procedures, and fees from the Office of Student Financial
Services are subject to change without prior notice, if necessary, to keep Saint Louis
University policies in compliance with state and federal laws and/or with rules and
regulations of Saint Louis University.