1. Is an Online Program as effective as attending classes on
Yes! Over 4,000,000 adult professionals are already pursuing
degrees through online degree programs. We offer state-of-the-art
study materials utilizing video, CD-ROM, audio and textbook formats
which are convenient for your individual lifestyle and educational
2. What is tuition for this online program?
Tuition is $470 per credit hour, $250 for active military. Saint
Leo University accepts numerous financial aid programs, including
all government financial aid.
3. What if I need help with my course work?
It's easy to get help. When you are accepted into a program, you
will be assigned your own student advisor. If you have a specific
question about a course, you can contact your professor by phone or
email. You will be able to discuss your program progress and any
questions you may have with your Student Advisor.
4. Can I complete all of the required course work online?
Yes. All of the courses offered by Saint Leo University are
available via the Internet. You will never have to step foot on
campus unless you wish to march down the aisle with your graduating
5. Will I be earning an accredited degree?
Yes. Saint Leo University is regionally accredited and
nationally recognized as a prominent and innovative leader in adult
online education. Accreditation means that Saint Leo University has
met the criteria reflecting the qualities of a sound educational
program, as delineated by the United States Department of
Education. Regional accreditation is the highest form of
accreditation a college or university can obtain and is recognized
throughout the U.S.
6. Will I have to take exams?
Your grade will be based on assignments evaluated by your
professor. These assignments may be in the form of papers, case
studies, business plans and examinations. The evaluation process
will be conducted in the same media formats in which the course is
presented. It will not be necessary to travel to a testing location
or make arrangements for private proctoring of any
7. When can I start the program?
You can enroll at any time and begin your studies in one of our
six convenient terms during the year. Call now before the
enrollment deadline passes for the upcoming term.
8. Will my actual degree reflect that it was earned through an
No. There is no distinction made between a degree earned online
and one earned on campus. Your degree is awarded based on
competency and successfully meeting academic requirements, not upon
geographic location or residency.
9. Will my credits from other schools transfer?
Saint Leo University accepts transfer credits only from
regionally accredited colleges and universities.
10. What kind of computer do I have to use?
Our courses and programs are available via the Internet 24 hours
a day, 7 days a week and can be accessed using a standard Web
browser, an Apple or Pentium-class personal computer and an
Internet Service Provider. Saint Leo University highly recommends
all students have:
11. Is financial aid available?
Yes. Saint Leo University accepts numerous financial aid
programs, including governmental financial aid.
12. Is Military Tuition Assistance available?
Yes. We are a member of the Service members Opportunities
Colleges (SOC), which serves active duty and reserve component
members and their family members in all uniformed services. Their
degrees are approved by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
(VA). In addition, you may be eligible for Military Tuition
Assistance (MTA). Saint Leo is also a participant in the Army
University Access Online or eArmyU. The education coordinator on
your installation and the Veterans Benefits Coordinator at Saint
Leo University can answer your questions about military educational
13. How do I get my required course materials?
For each course in which you enroll, you will receive via mail
(immediately prior to the start of the course) the corresponding
textbook(s), student guides and case studies for your course, as
well as supplemental CDs, videotapes and audio cassettes if they
are required for a particular course.
14. Can I pay for my courses with employer-assisted tuition?
Yes. Employer-assisted tuition is accepted. Please discuss our
programs with your Personnel or Human Resources Director, and then
call your Enrollment Counselor.
15. If I earn my online degree may I attend the graduation
ceremony on campus?
Yes. Saint Leo University welcomes you to take part in your
graduation ceremonies on campus once you have successfully
completed your degree. In fact, you have an open invitation to
visit our main campus anytime you wish. Contact the Center for
Online Learning for the details and dates of your commencement.
16. How do I get started?
Call us toll-free 1-877-856-2144 or email us COLadmission@saintleo.edu.