Whenever we can be helpful to you, the Saint Leo University
Student Financial Services Office is available. Please contact
Phone: (352) 588-7403
Toll Free: (800) 240- 7658
September - December
January - March
March - April
May - June
July - August
Does my family have to apply for financial
Yes. If you would like to be considered for federal aid, you must
complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). In
addition, many other scholarships and grants are based upon the
results from the FAFSA. About 92% of University Campus students
receive some form of financial aid. Remember, in order to send your
FAFSA results to Saint Leo University, you must include the SLU
federal school code which is 001526.
Why should I apply for financial aid?
There are many scholarships and grants that are contingent upon
knowing your family’s Estimated Family Contribution (EFC) and need,
and you can’t receive state aid, federal aid, loans or work-study
unless you apply for financial aid on the appropriate forms. In
short, applying for financial aid ensures that your family has
explored every avenue of keeping your out-of-pocket costs for
college fair and as minimal as they can be.
When do I need to re-apply for financial
The application is available online each year on January 1. To
apply online, go to www.fafsa.ed.gov. There is no
fee to complete this application, so be sure that you are using the
correct website. Apply as early as possible—some grant funds are
limited and are exhausted early in the year.
Will my financial aid be the same at every school to
which I’m applying?
No. The information you provide in the application process helps
colleges arrive at their best financial aid offers.
What information will I need to know so that I can
complete the FAFSA?
Estimated Family Contributions are determined by a family’s income
and assets as indicated on the tax returns for the year prior to
the student’s term of enrollment. For example, your financial aid
for the fall of 2013 will be based on your 2012 tax information. We
strongly recommend that you take advantage of the option provided
on the FAFSA application to estimate your tax information in order
to be among the earliest filers. You will have the opportunity to
make adjustments to your tax figures later in the process. Talk to
a Saint Leo University financial aid representative if you have any
questions about estimating.