Saint Leo University accepts scholarships from outside sources.
Students are responsible for applying and completing the process to
obtain these scholarships. When a student receives an outside
scholarship, please notify the financial aid office of the
scholarship amount and the agency making the award. SLU is not
involved in the selection process for outside scholarships. SLU
does not guarantee that students pursuing outside financial
assistance will receive aid from these organizations.
When searching for scholarships, be careful who you submit
applications to and share your personal information with. A
legitimate company or service would never guarantee or promise
scholarships or grants. Nor would a legitimate organization request
your checking account, banking information, or credit card number.
Be very careful with who you chose to share your social security
number with, as well.
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) warns students and parents to
be leery of claims that suggest or sound similar to the
Also be cautious of any website or company that requests a
processing fee to handle your financial aid application. The only
application that will determine eligibility for most federal
programs is the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) –
a form you can complete and submit for free (www.
Keep in mind that scholarship scams often have very official
sounding names. They may have titles that are similar to those used
by real foundations, scholarship and grant search services,
organizations that sponsor educational funding, or even banking and
other financial institutions. Despite an organization having
official letterhead or words like “national,” “foundation,” or
“federal” in its title, it does not mean the organization is
legitimate, or a nonprofit.