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    Saint Leo University
   
 
  Dec 15, 2017
 
 
    
[ARCHIVED CATALOG] 2016-2017 Undergraduate Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Admission Procedures and Requirements for University College



Students intending to enroll for undergraduate study at University College may obtain an application from the Office of Undergraduate Admissions, Saint Leo University, P.O. Box 6665, MC 2008, Saint Leo, FL 33574-6665 or by calling 352/588-8283 or 800/334-5532. The application is available at the University’s website, www.saintleo.edu. The University also accepts The Common Application.

The Office of Undergraduate Admissions reviews and admits students based on evidence of satisfactory academic performance, including transcripts of high school and college work, standardized test scores (SAT or ACT), community service, leadership, work experience, special talents, and evidence of good character as demonstrated in letters of reference. Students offered admission are expected to offer a positive contribution to the University community.

Application Timetable

Priority Application

  Term Priority Application
Due Date
Candidate Reply and Deposit
Deadline
First-Year Candidates Fall Jan. 1* May 1
  Spring Nov. 1* Dec. 15
       
Transfer Candidates Fall March 1* Within 2 weeks of notification of admission
  Spring Nov. 1*
       
International Candidates Fall Jan. 1* Within 2 weeks of notification of admission
  Spring Nov. 1*
       

*Applications for admission are accepted and admission decisions are made on a rolling basis. The application due dates are priority dates only.

Application Procedures for Freshmen

In order for applicants to be considered for admission to Saint Leo University, the following documents must be received in the Office of Admissions:

  1. Application form. Applications submitted according to the priority deadlines outlined in the application timetable will receive priority consideration, but all applications will be processed as quickly as possible regardless of date received. Applications may be obtained from the Office of Admissions or from www.saintleo.edu. The Common Application is also accepted.
  2. Official high school transcript. Students may request high school transcripts be faxed or mailed from their high school guidance office for Admissions Committee review. On initial application for admission students may also self-report standardized test scores and GPA. Transcripts may be requested at any time to monitor an applicant’s academic progress during the senior year. Official and final transcripts are required of all admitted students at the end of the senior year. Official and final transcripts reflecting the award of a diploma must be mailed directly from the institution to the Office of Admissions in a sealed envelope and are subject to verification. The Office of Admissions will confirm that all students’ final transcripts arrive from a high school with a CEEB code, as well as with the high school seal and/or signature. If a transcript is from a high school that lacks a CEEB code or seal/signature, the Office of Admissions will investigate to confirm the school is recognized by the state department of education or home school association. If the award of a diploma is determined to be invalid, a GED may be required for admission consideration.
  3. High school guidance counselor recommendation. The recommendation must be sent to the Office of Admissions directly from the secondary school counselor. A recommendation letter from a teacher is an acceptable substitute for the guidance counselor recommendation form. Recommendations may be waived by the Assistant Vice President of Enrollment.
  4. Application fee of $40 (nonrefundable). The fee should be sent in the form of a check or money order made payable to Saint Leo University. Guidance counselors may submit a College Board fee waiver or letter outlining unique circumstances if the application fee presents a financial hardship to the applicant. The application fee may be waived at the discretion of the Office of Admissions.
  5. Scores from the Scholastic Assessment Test (SAT) or American College Testing Program (ACT). These scores may be submitted directly from either the appropriate testing agency or from the high school guidance counselor. SAT or ACT scores appearing on the official high school transcript will be deemed official. The University considers all portions of the standardized tests, the critical reading and math components of the SAT and the writing score. The writing portion of the test may be used for placement purposes. Students may elect to pursue admission under the test-optional policy (see www.saintleo.edu/testoptional). Students may also self-report scores upon initial application for admission, however official scores as noted above will be required.
  6. High school athletes who wish to participate in University athletics must receive eligibility clearance from the NCAA Eligibility Center Certifications Processing, P.O. Box 7136, Indianapolis, Indiana 46207-7136.

Students are strongly encouraged to visit the campus. Interviews are not required, but a visit enables the candidate to talk with an admission counselor, tour the campus, visit classes, talk to coaches, and meet faculty and students. Arrangements for visits may be made by calling the Office of Admissions at (800) 334-5532 or (352) 588-8283, by online request at www.saintleo.edu/visit, or by e-mailing admissions@saintleo.edu.

The Admissions Committee recommends, as a minimum, the following distribution of 16 college preparatory academic units:

  English 4
  Mathematics 3*
  History and Social Sciences 3
  Natural Sciences 2**
  Foreign Language 2
  Electives 2

*It is strongly recommended that students successfully complete Algebra I and II and Geometry to be considered for admission to full-time undergraduate study.

**In addition to the science requirements listed above, it is strongly recommended that students choosing to major in science complete a course in biology and chemistry in order to be considered for admission to full-time undergraduate study.

Test-Optional Policy

Saint Leo University emphasizes a holistic review of students’ credentials for admission, and we believe that factors other than test scores are stronger predictors of a student’s potential to succeed in college. In fact, our research confirms that the best indicators of academic success at Saint Leo are a student’s performance inside and outside the high school classroom and the rigor of the high school curriculum.

As a result, Saint Leo University has developed a test-optional policy that no longer requires undergraduate applicants to submit SAT or ACT scores as part of the admissions process. Prospective students who choose not to submit standardized test scores for review will receive full consideration, without penalty, for admission.

Once an applicant identifies they wish to be considered ‘test optional’ or if they choose to have their test scores considered, they will not be able to change their choice or decision at a later point. Students may only apply once and the choice submitted first will be recorded.

Competitive candidates desiring admission under the test-optional policy should have a minimum high school GPA of 3.2 and demonstrate above average performance in the core academic areas: English, math, science, and social science. The Office of Admissions focuses on individual grades in each core academic class. We are very interested in consistently strong academic performance throughout a student’s four-year high school record. In cases where initial high school performance is not strong, special attention is given to steady and substantial improvement throughout the sophomore, junior, and senior years. Students with a GPA below 3.2 may be referred to the Admissions Committee for consideration at the request of their admissions counselor as an exception.

Admission Requirements

In addition to the minimum high school GPA of 3.2, each student must submit at least three options from the lists below. Two of the three supplements must come from the academic options list. Further explanation of these options follows the lists.
 

 Academic Options Non-Academic Options
1. Academic Recommendations 1. Community Involvement
2. Academic Writing Ability 2. Extracurricular Activities
3. AP or Honors, IB courses 3. Personal or Group Achievements
4. Standardized Test Scores 4. ZeeMee.com - College Application Platform
5. Class Rank  

International students whose primary language of instruction is other than English must still submit the results of the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or the International English Language Test System (IELTS).

Academic Recommendations

Applicants must submit at least two letters of recommendation from teachers who can attest to their academic abilities. Additional recommendations received will not factor into our decision-making process.

Academic Writing Ability

Applicants should submit a recent, graded writing sample with a high school teacher’s comments. This writing sample will preferably be at least 500 words and written within the last two years. Research papers, position papers, and literary analysis are all acceptable examples of graded writing samples.

AP or Honors, International Baccalaureate courses

When assessing grade point average, consideration is given to the strength and frequency of Advanced Placement, Honors, and International Baccalaureate coursework in a student’s curriculum.

Standardized Test Scores

Students who feel that their SAT or ACT scores are a good indicator of their abilities may submit their results and request that they be reviewed in their admission decision. If, however, the student does not feel that their test scores accurately represent their academic abilities, they do not need to submit them.

Class Rank

Class rank, like GPA, indicates a student’s performance in the classroom. Although class rank is not the ultimate indicator of academic performance, it provides us with a more precise understanding of where each applicant falls on the academic spectrum.

Community Involvement

Community service and volunteer experience highlight students who have a genuine concern for people and their community. Such activities are aligned with Saint Leo University’s core values.

Extracurricular Activities

Saint Leo University desires to admit students who participate in quality involvement in their high school. Students must demonstrate the type of involvement they have in particular clubs, organizations, or sports teams, with leadership positions preferred over general membership.

Personal or Group Achievements

Outstanding achievements are just that—they stand out. Students may submit résumés, YouTube videos, DVDs, PowerPoint presentations, or slide shows that demonstrate their backgrounds, athletic or artistic talents, interests, or accomplishments. This achievement summary gives the student the opportunity to highlight special skills or talents, interesting experiences, and personal accomplishments. When reviewing candidates for admission, Saint Leo University is looking for those experiences that might suggest high potential for leadership and involvement on campus.

ZeeMee - College Application Platform

Saint Leo is excited to partner with ZeeMee, a free service that helps students bring their applications to life. We are committed to reviewing every applicant as a unique individual. Students may create their profile at ZeeMee.com  and then simply provide their ZeeMee link to their Saint Leo admissions counselor via email.

3 + 1 Accelerated Degree Program

Eligible prospective students interested in a 3+1 accelerated degree program should simply select the program of their choice when completing their online application or The Common Application. Students using our paper application should write in the program of choice in the line provided for their intended major. 

Current Saint Leo students who meet the eligibility criteria and are interested in changing to one of the 3+1 programs should contact their academic advisor for assistance.

Students will need to complete the application for admission to the graduate program of choice at the completion of their second year.

Early Admission

Saint Leo University welcomes accelerated students to apply for early admission. The University also encourages exceptionally gifted and motivated students to apply whenever it is appropriate.

Generally speaking, early-admission applicants who have accelerated their high school program are eligible to seek admission after completion of their third year in high school. Early-admission applicants must have earned a high school diploma or its equivalent, or have arranged with their high school to be awarded a high school diploma after a freshman year in college, and have completed all of the prerequisite coursework, or the equivalent, as required by Saint Leo University. In special circumstances, well-qualified students may substitute test results, portfolios, or other work products for prerequisite coursework.

An early-admission candidate must meet the general admission criteria established for all freshman students. In addition, early admission candidates must

  1. submit a strong letter of recommendation from a high school counselor, psychologist, faculty member, or other professional person familiar with the student’s qualifications;
  2. submit a letter of support from their parent(s) or guardian(s); and
  3. interview with a counselor from the Office of Admissions. Interviews with other administrators and/or faculty members may also be required.

In addition, unique students who have superior SAT/ACT test scores, outstanding grade point averages, and/or who have been identified as exceptionally gifted or talented may be considered for early admission at any time after completing the eighth grade. These special students must demonstrate the prerequisite skills and knowledge levels predictive of success through documented performance, an independent study portfolio, and/or test scores.

To be admitted, these extraordinary students must also demonstrate the intellectual, social, and emotional maturity to benefit from higher education, and must be deemed developmentally ready for a college learning experience. Saint Leo University is dedicated to developing a cohort of exceptionally gifted, young students and offering them the opportunity for advanced study in a nurturing, stimulating environment with individualized attention. Admission is granted to such students on a case-by-case basis.

Advanced Placement

University credit for advanced placement examinations will normally be given in those subjects in which a candidate achieves a score of 3 or higher. Students may receive credits in American history, American government, European history, biology, calculus, computer science, chemistry, English, mathematics, physics, Spanish, and music.

The University Entrance Examination Board advanced placement tests are given during the month of May. Information about schedules, subjects, test sites, and fees may be obtained from high school guidance counselors or from AP Services, P.O. Box 6671, Princeton, NJ 08541-6671. The applicant should request to have the test scores sent directly to the Office of Admissions from the testing agency. See the “Advanced Placement Exam ” chart for a complete description of advanced placement credit.

International Baccalaureate

Saint Leo University recognizes the academic rigor and attendant motivation inherent in the International Baccalaureate. Successful completion of the International Baccalaureate Program is received most favorably by the Admissions Office. Students earning International Baccalaureate diplomas may be considered for admission as sophomores.

Saint Leo University awards 30 semester hours of credit to students who have completed the IB diploma and have obtained a 4, 5, 6, or 7 in their higher-level subjects. Students who do not complete the full diploma will receive six semester hours of credit for higher-level examinations results of 5, 6, or 7 on a case-by-case basis.

Home-Schooled Applicants

Saint Leo University recognizes that a growing number of students and families may choose a home-schooling alternative in place of a traditional secondary school experience. In order to assess a home-schooled applicant’s likelihood of success at the University, the Office of Admissions requires several forms of documentation in addition to the standard application materials.

Applicants for admission who have completed some or all of their secondary education in a home-schooling environment will be required to submit the following:

  1. Application form. Applications submitted according to the application deadlines outlined in the application timetable will receive priority consideration, but all applications will be processed as quickly as possible regardless of date received. Applications may be obtained from the Office of Admissions or on our web page: www.saintleo.edu.
  2. Official high school transcript along with a bibliography of all reading material throughout high school, including textbooks. Official final transcripts are required of all admitted students at the end of the senior year, and transcripts may be requested earlier to monitor an applicant’s progress. Transcripts should be sent directly from the institution to the Office of Admissions. Official final transcripts reflecting the award of a diploma must also be sent directly from the institution in a sealed envelope and are subject to verification. The Office of Admissions will confirm that all students’ transcripts arrive from a high school with a CEEB code, as well as with the high school seal and/or signature. If a transcript is from a high school that lacks a CEEB code or seal/signature, the Office of Admissions will investigate to confirm the school is recognized by the state department of education or home school association. If the award of a diploma is determined to be invalid, a GED may be required for admission consideration.
  3. Two letters of recommendation (with at least one of these from an individual outside the applicant’s home). The recommendation letters must be sent directly to the Office of Admissions. Recommendations may be waived by the Assistant Vice President of Enrollment.
  4. Application fee of $40 (nonrefundable). The fee should be sent in the form of a check or money order made payable to Saint Leo University. The application fee may be waived at the discretion of the Office of Admissions.
  5. Scores from the Scholastic Assessment Test (SAT) or American College Testing Program (ACT). These scores may be submitted directly from either the appropriate testing agency or from the high school guidance counselor. SAT or ACT scores must be reported directly to the University from the testing agencies. Scores appearing on transcripts will be deemed official. Students may elect to pursue admission under the test-optional policy (see www.saintleo.edu/testoptional).
  6. Portfolio of sample work completed. The portfolio should contain representative writing samples as well as samples of work done for various courses.
  7. Personal interview. Home-schooled applicants should interview in person or by telephone with an admissions counselor.

Readmission

University College students who voluntarily or involuntarily withdraw from the University for one or more full semesters lose degree-seeking status. Students who wish to return to University College are required to submit an application for readmission to the Registrar’s Office at least one month before the intended date of their reentry to the University. Students who have attended another institution during their absence from Saint Leo University are required to have all academic transcripts sent to the Registrar’s Office, MC 2278, P.O. Box 6665, Saint Leo, FL 33574.

Students who have been suspended for academic deficiencies or for disciplinary reasons for one or more semesters are required to submit a written appeal and append it to their application for readmission to the Registrar.  Conditions for readmission may be specified.

Deferred Admission

An admitted candidate may choose to defer admission for up to one academic year in order to pursue other personal interests. An admitted candidate who wishes to defer admission may not attend any other educational institution during the time period in which he or she is deferring enrollment at Saint Leo University.

To defer admission, a written letter of request must be submitted to the Assistant Vice President for Enrollment. A nonrefundable tuition deposit of $500 must be submitted at the time the request for deferment is made. All deferment requests must be received 30 days prior to the commencement of the term for which the student was originally admitted.

Transfer Student Admission Requirements

Students transferring to the University’s undergraduate program are required to submit the following materials in accordance with the schedule that appears in the application procedures for undergraduate students:

  1. Completed application with nonrefundable $40 application fee. The application fee may be waived at the discretion of the Office of Admissions.
  2. An official transcript from each postsecondary institution attended, regardless of the number of credits attempted or completed. The transcript must be sent directly from the institution to the Office of Admissions.
  3. From the most recent institution attended, a recommendation form must be completed by the Dean of Students or other college/university official who has access to the applicant’s disciplinary record attesting to the student’s standing. Recommendations may be waived by the Assistant Vice President of Enrollment.
  4. If the candidate has fewer than 24 academic credits* at a postsecondary institution, he or she will be required to submit official copies of the high school transcripts with date of graduation (or GED) and standardized test scores.

*Credit will be granted only for courses in which the student received a D or higher at a regionally accredited postsecondary institution.

To be admitted as a transfer student to Saint Leo University, a student must be in good standing at the institution most recently attended.

Evaluation of Transfer Applicants

Once the application forms and other required records of the applicant are complete and in proper order, the application will be submitted to the Admissions Committee for evaluation. Admission of each applicant will be determined by the Transfer Coordinator and the Director of Undergraduate Admissions.

International Student Admission Policies

International students are required to have all documents and credentials submitted in accordance with the schedule in the application timetable for University College or the Division of Continuing Education and Student Services.  (See also the Bridge Program below.)

Saint Leo University recognizes all international diplomas and credits taken at accredited secondary and postsecondary institutions once all appropriate official documentation and credentials are received and translated (where necessary). Credit is granted in accordance with the Association of International Educators (NAFSA) and the American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers (AACRAO). Students presenting diplomas indicating academic work beyond the high school level may receive up to one year of University credit. The Registrar and the academic divisions will determine the exact number and nature of courses granted once course syllabi, catalogs, and credential translations are complete.

English Language Proficiency

All international candidates for admission must prove English language proficiency in at least one of the following:

  1. A minimum score 550 (paper based) or 78 (Internet based) on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL).
  2. A minimum of 6.0 on the International English Language Testing system (IELTS).
  3. A minimum of 450 on the verbal component of the SAT.
  4. Grades of B or higher in English composition courses where English is the institutional language of instruction.
  5. For transfer students, two semesters with grades of B or higher in English composition courses at regionally accredited postsecondary institutions in the United States.
  6. Successful completion of the highest proficiency level of a NAFSA-recognized ESL program.

Students who may not satisfy the language proficiency requirements for general admission may still meet the minimum English language proficiency requirements for University admission through the Bridge program.

The Office of Admissions may require international students to take a placement test upon arrival at the University to determine appropriate placement.

Application Procedure for International Students

International students are required to submit the following items to complete an application for admission:

  1. Completed application with nonrefundable $40 application fee. Funds must be drawn on U.S. banks and made payable in U.S. dollars. The application fee may be waived at the discretion of the Office of Admissions.
  2. Original or certified copies of examination results, diplomas, and course syllabi. All international transcripts must be evaluated by an evaluation agency. A recommended source for official transcripts and course evaluations is World Education Services, Bowling Green Station, P.O. Box 5087, New York, NY 10274-5087. Phone 212/966-6311. Fax 212/739-6100 (http://www.wes.org).
  3. Standardized test scores from either the SAT or the ACT are highly recommended but are not required. The results of these tests will be used in determining scholarship eligibility.
  4. Proof of English Language Proficiency. English proficiency may be demonstrated by submitting qualifying TOEFL scores or by meeting other approved criteria in lieu of the TOEFL as outlined above.
  5. Letter of recommendation from a teacher, headmaster, or school counselor.
  6. Completed Declaration and Certification of Finances indicating there are sufficient monetary resources available to the student to satisfy the costs of attendance at Saint Leo University.
  7. For students transferring from another US institution completed Visa Clearance Form filled out by the international student advisor at your current US institution.

An application for a student visa (I-20) will be mailed to all admitted students upon receipt of the $500 enrollment deposit.

The University English Bridge Program

Students who do not meet the minimum English language requirement for the University may be considered for admission to The Bridge Program, a one year intensive language program designed to help international students improve their English language skills and transition to the regular university curriculum. Students must pass all courses in the program with a C- in order to matriculate into their chosen majors.  (See The University Bridge Program Academic Requirements for specific courses and sequences.)

Admissions Requirements for Bridge Program

The Saint Leo University Bridge Program is an academic program designed to provide qualified students with the opportunity to adjust smoothly to the US academic environment and strengthen their academic English language proficiency. The Program serves the needs and the interests of international students who meet the minimum English language proficiency requirements for University admission. Students will be admitted to the program based on one of the following criteria:

(1) Paper-based Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) scores between 549 and 497

(2) Internet-based TOEFL (iBT) scores between 77 and 45

(3) International English Language Testing System (IELTS) between 5.0 and 5.5

The English proficiency test should be taken within the last two years.

The official score reports should be sent to the University Admissions Office directly by the ETS or IELTS.

(4) Successful completion of the highest intermediate level in a NAFSA-recognized ESL Program with a GPA 3.00 or higher and a recommendation letter from an English language instructor from the program. The program should be completed within the last two years.

All students admitted to the Bridge program will be required to take a diagnostic test in the beginning of their first semester.

The university reserves the right to make adjustments to the noted admission criteria.

Enrollment Deposit

Students offered admission to the University must submit a nonrefundable $500 enrollment deposit to reserve their place in the entering class. The deposit will appear as a credit toward tuition costs for the student’s first term of enrollment. Saint Leo University adheres to the National Association for College Admissions Counseling (NACAC) guidelines regarding enrollment deposit deadlines.

For students entering in the fall semester, the enrollment deposit is due by May 1. For students admitted after that date, and for students wishing to enroll for the spring semester, the deposit is due within two weeks of the notification of admission.

Deposits can be paid by check or money order, made payable to Saint Leo University. The University also accepts all major credit cards. International students may pay their deposit by international money order or wire transfer.

Once the deposit is received, the University will provide information regarding residence life, on-campus housing, registration procedures, and orientation.

Student Financial Assistance for University College Undergraduate Students

Financial Aid Office

The Financial Aid Office administers federal, state, private and university financial assistance programs, including student employment.

It is the purpose of the Financial Aid Office to provide needy and/or academically qualified students with financial aid in the form of scholarships, grants, loans and work programs to the extent that resources are available. In order to make the best use of limited funds, awards often consist of a combination of resources. Professional staff members are ready to help all students plan for the most efficient use of their financial resources for education.

The Financial Aid Office’s primary means of communication to students is through email. It is the student’s responsibility to frequently check their Saint Leo University email for important messages from the Financial Aid Office.

It should be noted that the information in the catalog is not all inclusive. It is the student’s responsibility to review all of the relevant information. Please visit the Financial Aid web section at www.saintleo.edu/finaid for detailed information about the following:

Contacting the Financial Aid Office
Students with questions are encouraged to contact the Financial Aid Office. Financial Aid Support is available to take calls Monday thru Friday, 8:30 am - 5:30 pm eastern standard time.

Financial Aid Support
(800) 240-7658
finaid@saintleo.edu
www.saintleo.edu/finaid

Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
Students who require financial assistance in order to attend the university should apply for assistance each academic year. The U.S. Department of Education’s Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) on the web (www.fafsa.ed.gov) is used to determine eligibility for assistance based on need. The FAFSA must be completed for each academic year.

Students should submit their regular or renewal FAFSA so that it is received by the federal processor by the March 1 priority date.

Saint Leo University’s federal school code is 001526. The FAFSA form will request this code so that your information can be sent to the university.

Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP)
All students receiving Federal Title IV financial aid, state aid or Saint Leo institutional aid must adhere to the university’s published policy on satisfactory academic progress. The Higher Education Act as amended by Congress mandates that higher education institutions establish minimum standards of “satisfactory academic progress” for students receiving financial aid.

In order to maintain financial aid eligibility, recipients must meet all of the following SAP Policy requirements:

  • Earn a minimum cumulative GPA (please see the policy for specifics)
  • Successfully complete at least 67% of all attempted credit hours
  • Complete program of study within the maximum timeframe of 150%

SAP is evaluated at the end of each academic semester or after each set of two 8-week linked terms when grades are posted. The evaluation normally occurs two weeks after the end of the semester/term.

For full details regarding Saint Leo University’s SAP policy, details concerning the requirements listed above, and the appeal process, visit www.saintleo.edu/sap.

Students who are awarded institutional aid of any kind must maintain full-time academic status (12 credit hour minimum per semester) and meet standards of satisfactory academic progress in order to remain eligible to maintain any aid deemed renewable.

Tuition and Fees

All tuition and fee rates are subject to change without notice.

  Per Semester Per Year
Tuition $10,380 $20,760
Study Abroad Based on actual charges  

Tuition Rates

The charge per credit hour is $535 through eleven credit hours. Thereafter, the following applies:

  Credits Charge*
Traditional Program 12-18 $10,380
Traditional Program 19 and above $290 per credit hour
3 + 1 Program 12-21 $10,380
3 + 1 Program 22 and above $290 per credit hour
  1-11 $550 per credit hour
Study Abroad 12-18 Based on actual charges

*For University Campus students enrolled in SP1/SP2 and/or FA1/FA2 terms, enrollment credit for the two terms will be combined for the semester. If a student is part time and the combined enrollment hours are greater than 11 credit hours, the student will be changed to full-time status and tuition and fees will be changed to the full-time rates for the semester. All adjustments are handled immediately after drop/add period during the FA2 and SP2 terms. Note, this may result in a dramatic price increase for these students. 

For full-time students taking courses in FA2, SP2, tuition will be adjusted after drop/add. If the student’s total course load for the combined terms is greater than 18 credit hours, the student will be charged an additional credit overload fee of $280 per credit hour exceeding 18.  For 3 + 1 Program they will be charged an additional $290 per credit hour exceeding 21.

Summer Session Tuition Rates

 

Term Credit Hours Charge
Summer 1   $257 per credit hour
Summer 2   $290 per credit hour

Fees

  Per Semester Per Year
Student Health Plan   $1200
*May be waived with appropriate proof of other insurance.
Student must complete waiver form prior to deadline in order to waive insurance. Important dates are communicated to students at the beginning of each semester via their Saint Leo University email account.  Additional information is available at www.saintleo.edu/insurance.
     
Student Activity Fee $185 $370
Orientation Fee (one-time fee) - Fall   $310
Orientation Fee (one time fee) - Spring   $155
Tuition Deposit (nonrefundable)   $500**
**Applied in full to charges upon attendance. Must attend within 1 year of initial deposited term to receive.

Meal Plan

The University provides a boarding program for all resident students. All residential students are required to have and pay for a meal plan as determined by the housing assignment.  Students residing in the following buildings are required to have the Unlimited Meal Plan:  Alumni, Apartment 5, Apartment 6, Benoit, Henderson, Marmion, Roderick, and Snyder.

Students residing in Apartments 1 - 4 and East Campus have the option of a 5, 10, or Unlimited Meal Plan.  Students residing in East Campus are not required to have a meal plan.  Please note that students residing in these residence halls are automatically assigned to the Unlimited Meal Plan unless a specific meal plan is requested.  All residential students are required to be on one of the following meal plans as determined by their housing assignment:

  Per Semester Per Year
Unlimited Meal Plan $2,390 $4,780
     
10 Meal Plan $1,595 $3,190
     
5 Meal Plan $795 $1,590
     
Commuter Meal Plan $100 per block of 10 meals
 

 

Residence Hall Room Rates Per Semester Per Year
Marmion/Snyder Double Room $2,715 $5,430
Marmion/Snyder Double Single $4,135 $8,270
Marmion/Snyder Garden Level $3,280 $6,560
Marmion Physical Single $3,280 $6,560
Benoit/Henderson Double Room $2,715 $5,430
Benoit/Henderson Double Single $4,135 $8,270
Benoit/Henderson Physical Single $3,280 $6,560
Benoit/Henderson Triple Room $1,990 $3,980
Benoit/Henderson Quad Room $2,000 $4,000
Roderick Room/Physical Single $3,260 $6,520
Alumni Double Room $3,000 $6,000
Alumni Double Single $4,415 $8,830
Alumni Physical Single $3,280 $6,560
East Campus Apartments $3,785 $7,570
Apartment Buildings 1 - 4 Double Room with Kitchen $4,135 $8,270
Apartment  Buildings 1 - 4 Double Room with Kitchenette $3,415 $6,830
Apartment  Buildings 1 - 4 Single with Kitchen $4,475 $8,950
Apartment  Buildings 1 - 4 Double Single with Kitchenette $3,710 $7,420
Apartment Buildings 1 - 4 Physical Single with Kitchenette $4,905 $9,810
Apartment  Buildings 5 - 6 Single $3,385 $6,770
Apartment  Buildings 5 - 6 Double $3,155 $6,310

Other University Campus Fees

Application Fee Undergraduate $40
International Student Application Fee $40
International Credential Evaluation Fee $235
Graduation Fee  
  B.A., B.S., B.S.W. $TBA
  A.A. $TBA
Certificate Fee $TBA
Replacement Diploma $30
I.D. or Food Card Replacement $25
Audit (visitors and part-time) $235

Registration/Transcripts/Withdrawal

COL Late Registration or Payment $30
Transcripts $7
Electronic Transcripts $10
Rush and Overnight Delivery $32
Enrollment Deposit $500
Private Instruction Fee $300
Course Challenge Fee $80

Parking Decal

Resident student (includes sales tax) $60
Non-resident student (includes sales tax) $30

Miscellaneous Fees

Research Fee (accounts over 5 years old) $Maximum allowed by state
Returned Check Fee $Maximum allowed by state
Course Assessment Fee $50-$175*

*Varies by entry and capstone courses.

Course fees may apply.

Students enrolled through University College may, with the permission of their academic advisor, take courses offered through the Division of Continuing Education and Student Services Centers or the Center for Online Learning. When they take courses offered through the Center for Online Learning, they will be charged the Center rate.

Late Fees

Unpaid balances are subject to a late fee of 1 percent monthly (12 percent annually). Late fees are assessed on all terms with balances past 60 days.

Past-Due Accounts

When a student leaves the University owing money, his or her receivable balance is placed in collection status. These accounts may be assigned to an external collection agency after 90 days past due. Students are responsible for all late fees, collection agency costs, and attorney’s fees imposed on delinquent accounts. Transcripts and diplomas will not be released until the account balance is zero.

Methods of Payment for University College Students

All students must pay their tuition and fees in full at the time of registration. The following payment methods may be used:

  1. Checks, cash, or debit/credit cards are accepted at the University Campus. Do not mail cash. Payments may also be made via eLion through the University’s website. Payment may also be made via the Student Account Advising Department at (352) 588-6600.
  2. Financial aid grants or loans administered by Saint Leo University.
  3. Financial assistance from an outside third-party source. To receive credit for this form of aid, students should present written documentation at the time of registration of the amount of the award and the manner in which it is to be paid.
  4. Students may also use the Saint Leo University deferred payment plan. Payment plan enrollment is available for the current semester only. Students can enroll in the payment plan via their eLion account under Financial Information. Enrollment is required each semester, and a $35 nonrefundable fee applies for each plan. All tuition and fees for the semester must be paid in full before registration for the next semester will be accepted. The deferred payment plan is subject to late fees, as noted below.

Refunds

In case of withdrawal from University College, it is the responsibility of the student to make formal application through the Office of Academic Student Support Services, located in the Student Activities Building, before any refunds will be made. Refunds are calculated on the basis of the amount payable, not on the amount actually paid.

Refunds of tuition as a result of complete withdrawal from University College are made on the following schedule after deductions for nonrefundable amounts:

Tuition

Within drop/add period 100 percent
After the drop/add period but before the end of week two 75 percent
After the end of week two no refund

Note that these figures are for University College students only. Continuing Education students should consult Refunds of Tuition and Course Fees , and Center for Online Learning students should consult Refunds of Tuition and Course Fees .

Each student has the prerogative of dropping a course(s) during the drop/add period as published for each term. After the drop/add period and until the published last date for withdrawal, a letter grade of W will be assigned for each course that is dropped. Caution: Students who fall below full-time status, as defined by their degree program and course of study, will be considered part time and may cause their financial aid status to be reexamined. Failure to attend class or merely giving notice to a faculty member will not be regarded as an official notice of withdrawal. Failure to properly withdraw will result in a grade of F. Deadlines for withdrawal from courses are reflected on the published schedule. Course withdrawal does not cancel any student indebtedness to the University.

Refunds of meal plans are calculated as a pro rata amount of the meals not used after the effective date of complete withdrawal from the University.

Laboratory and special course fees are 100-percent refundable if complete withdrawal from the University occurs before the end of the drop/add period. After classes begin, laboratory and special course fees are nonrefundable.

Other nonrefundable amounts are as follows:

$500 Enrollment Deposit
$310 Orientation Fee
$35 Payment Plan Registration Fee

All Housing Costs

Refunds for first-time-in-university students who withdraw before 60 percent of the semester has been completed shall be calculated on a pro rata basis as defined by federal regulations.

Drops, Adds, and Withdrawals for University College

During the drop/add period, students may change courses without a fee. Drops and adds can be done through the online eLion system. Withdrawals must be done through a student’s advisor.

Attendance is taken during the add/drop period in every course offered in every location at Saint Leo University. Attendance is taken for the purpose of establishing a student’s enrollment in a specific course. Students who do not attend at least one meeting of the course during the add/drop period will have their registration for that course canceled and the record of their registration in that course deleted. A deleted record due to a student’s failure to attend the class during the add/drop period may have an adverse effect on the student’s financial aid.  In a distance education context, documenting that a student has logged into the online class is not sufficient.  A student must engage in an academically related activity.

Each student has the prerogative of dropping a course(s) during the drop/add period as published for each term. After the drop/add period and until the published last date for withdrawal, a letter grade of W will be assigned for each course that is dropped. Caution: Students who fall below full-time status, as defined by their degree program and course of study, will be considered part time and may cause their financial aid status to be reexamined. Failure to attend class or merely giving notice to a faculty member will not be regarded as an official notice of withdrawal. Failure to properly withdraw will result in a grade of F. Deadlines for withdrawal from courses are reflected on the published schedule. Course withdrawal does not cancel any student indebtedness to the University.

Saint Leo University reserves the right to cancel the registration of any student who fails to conform to the rules and regulations of the University.

Any student who stops attending any course for which he or she is registered without following the appropriate withdrawal procedures will be counted as an unofficial withdrawal. As a result of unofficially withdrawing, the student will receive a grade of FA—Failure Due to Absences. The Financial Aid Office will reduce the student’s aid eligibility and refund a portion of the student’s financial aid to the original funding source. The midpoint of the enrollment period will be used for the purpose of calculating the return of Title IV funds. The student will be responsible for repayment of all outstanding loans to any lender and will be responsible for payment of the tuition and fees associated with the course. A student who earns an FA grade earns no credit, and the FA is counted in the same manner as an F grade on the student’s grade report.

Saint Leo University does not recognize an unofficial withdrawal for purposes of determining an institutional refund or a change of grade to W—Withdrawn. If the review of the unofficial withdrawal determines that the student did not begin the withdrawal process or otherwise notify the school of the intent to withdraw due to illness, accident, deployment, or other circumstances beyond the student’s control, the school will determine a withdrawal date from its consideration of the circumstances.

Withdrawal from the University

If University College students find it necessary to withdraw from the University for any reason, they must do so officially through the Academic Advising Office, located in room 322 of St. Edward Hall, to obtain voluntary academic withdrawal.

Division of Continuing Education and Student Services students should contact their academic advisor to withdraw from the University. Students who fail to carry out the specified procedures will be considered to be continuing students and may receive a failure (F) in all courses for the semester in which they registered.

Because early withdrawal cannot be officially recognized until the student completes the procedures for withdrawal, there can be no refund, if any applies, until the form is filed and receipted. The effective date of withdrawal will be the date the completed form is submitted.