Saint Leo University’s
Financial Aid Office encourages all students to electronically file
a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to determine
their eligibility for student aid assistance from federal, state,
and private sources.
When you file your FAFSA, be sure to enter Saint Leo
University’s federal school code - 001526.
Priority Filing Date
Transferring to Saint Leo
1. The student and parent each
apply for a Federal Student Aid ID
The FSA ID is used to electronically apply for federal student aid
and to access federal student aid records online. If the student is
independent, then his/her FAFSA will not include parent information
and a parent FSA ID is unnecessary. Click on How to Create an FSA ID for more
2. File the Free
Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
3. Student receives a Student
Aid Report (SAR)
Within 3-5 days of filing the FAFSA online, you will receive a
Student Aid Report (SAR) from the office of Federal Student Aid at
the U.S. Department of Education. Your SAR will be emailed to you
if you listed an email address on the FAFSA. If you did not include
an e-mail address, your SAR will be mailed to your permanent
address in about 7-10 days. Read the SAR comments to determine
whether corrections are required, if the Financial Aid Office is
required to collect additional documents from you for verification,
or to determine your aid eligibility. The Financial Aid Office will
notify you of the next steps.
4. Saint Leo
University receives an Institutional Student Information Record
The Saint Leo University Financial Aid Office will receive from
the U.S. Department of Education’s Central Processing System (CPS)
your processed FAFSA. This is called an Institutional Student
Information Record (ISIR). Your ISIR is usually received in about a
week from the time you submit your completed FAFSA.
5. Saint Leo University
sends the student an award notification or requests additional
The student will receive one of the following notifications from
Saint Leo University:
6. If the student
is borrowing Direct Loans, s/he will complete the Direct Loan
If the award notification includes a Direct Loan(s) the student
must accept or reject the loan(s) via eLion. Directions on how to
do this will be included in the award notification. Also, if the
student is a new borrower at Saint Leo University, s/he must
complete the Entrance Loan Counseling and Master Promissory Note
(MPN) at https://studentloans.gov.
A new university campus undergraduate student should file a FAFSA
as soon as possible after January 1, but no later than March 1 to
meet state programs’ and institutional priority filing dates.
Students should allow sufficient time to receive their award
notification and make payment arrangements.
Transferring to Saint Leo
A transfer student should add Saint Leo University’s federal
school code (001526) to her/his college choice on the FAFSA. Go to
www.FAFSA.ed.gov and click on "Add or Delete
School Code." You may also notify the U.S. Department of Education
by phoning 1-800-433-3243. Ask the customer service representative
to add Saint Leo University (federal school code 001526) to your
FAFSA. You will have to provide your name, social security number,
birth date, and the Data Release Number (DRN) from your Student Aid
Report (SAR) to perform this operation over the phone.