2020-2021 Undergraduate Academic Catalog 
    
    Dec 01, 2020  
2020-2021 Undergraduate Academic Catalog

Admission Procedures and Requirements for University Campus



Students intending to enroll for undergraduate study at University Campus 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, optional 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 Evaluator 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. Optional 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 required by the Assistant Vice President of Enrollment on a case-by-case basis.
  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. Standardized testing scores may be required for certain academic programs.
  5. Optional 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 Office of Admissions 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.

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.

Proof of English Proficiency

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

  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) - minimum score of 45 iBT
  • International English Language Testing system (IELTS) - minimum score of 5.0
  • Pearson Test of English Academics (PTE A) - minimum score of 35
  • Successful completion of ELS Level 109
  • For transfer students, two semesters with grades of B or higher in English composition courses at regionally accredited post-secondary institutions in the United States
  • Successful completion of a NAFSA or CEA-recognized ESL program
  • Duolingo English Test - minimum score of 75

Students who meet these requirements are eligible for admission to Saint Leo University through the Bridge Program. Undergraduate students will be required to utilize elective credits for English courses and graduate students will be required to take the foundation component of their program. Student's English Proficiency scores will determine placement into the Bridge program. See Bridge Program for more details.

Students may be exempt from the Bridge program if English proficiency scores meets or exceeds one of the following: TOEFL 79 iBT (Minimum 19 subscores), IELTS 6.0 (Minimum 6.0 bandscores), PTE A 53 (Minimum 52 bandscores), ELS Level 112, or Duolingo 105.

Saint Leo University reserves the right to require a student to take Bridge classes to increase English proficiency in a particular area, regardless of total test scores. Other English language examination results will also be considered, and experience studying in the English language, as documented through school transcripts, will be taken into consideration.

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.

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.

California residents only: California Education Code (CEC) §94811 mandates that early admisson candidates shall take an independently administered ability-to-benefit (ABT) examination. California Education Code (CEC) §94811 defines an ability-to-benefit (ATB) student as a student who does not have a certificate of graduation from a school providing secondary education, or a recognized equivalent of that certificate. Under CEC §94904 (a), an institution is required, prior to executing an enrollment agreement with an ATB student, to have the student take and pass an independently administered examination from the list of examinations prescribed by the United States Department of Education (USDE). A list of approved ATB examinations can be found here https://www.bppe.ca.gov/schools/usde_tests.pdf

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. Optional 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).
  5. Portfolio of sample work completed. The portfolio should contain representative writing samples as well as samples of work done for various courses.

Readmission

University College students who voluntarily or involuntarily withdraw from the University for two 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 Office of Admissions 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. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. If the candidate has fewer than 19 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 for evaluation.

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 Campus Admissions.

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:

  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) - minimum score of 45 iBT
  • International English Language Testing system (IELTS) - minimum score of 5.0
  • Pearson Test of English Academics (PTE A) - minimum score of 35
  • Successful completion of ELS Level 109
  • For transfer students, two semesters with grades of B or higher in English composition courses at regionally accredited post-secondary institutions in the United States
  • Successful completion of a NAFSA or CEA-recognized ESL program
  • Duolingo English Test - minimum score of 75

Students who meet these requirements are eligible for admission to Saint Leo University through the Bridge Program. Undergraduate students will be required to utilize elective credits for English courses and graduate students will be required to take the foundation component of their program. Student's English Proficiency scores will determine placement into the Bridge program. See Bridge Program for more details.

Students may be exempt from the Bridge program if English proficiency scores meets or exceeds one of the following: TOEFL 79 iBT (Minimum 19 subscores), IELTS 6.0 (Minimum 6.0 bandscores), PTE A 53 (Minimum 52 bandscores), ELS Level 112, or Duolingo 105.

Saint Leo University reserves the right to require a student to take Bridge classes to increase English proficiency in a particular area, regardless of total test scores. Other English language examination results will also be considered, and experience studying in the English language, as documented through school transcripts, will be taken into consideration.

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- University Campus

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

  1. Complete free online application
  2. Submit Official transcripts, mark sheets, diplomas or certificates from all post-secondary institutions attended, along with course descriptions and credit values. Students may also submit an official evaluation from a NACES approved agency.
  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 English proficiency scores as outlined below. (See Bridge Program Section)
  5. Letter of recommendation from a teacher, headmaster, or school counselor.
  6. Completed Declaration and Certificate of Finances indicating there are sufficient monetary resources available to the student to satisfy the costs of attendance at Saint Leo University. The financial documents cannot be older than six months at the time of submission to Saint Leo University in order to be considered valid. These financial documents include, but are not limited to, bank statements and letters, government or organization scholarships.
  7. Submit color copy of biographical section of passport
  8. For students transferring from another US institution completed Visa Clearance Form filled out by the international student advisor at your current US institution.

The University Campus English Bridge Program

Students who are not English proficient may be considered for admission to The University Campus Bridge Program, an 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:

  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) - minimum score of 45 iBT
  • International English Language Testing system (IELTS) - minimum score of 5.0
  • Pearson Test of English Academics (PTE A) - minimum score of 35
  • Successful completion of ELS Level 109
  • Doulingo English Test - minimum score of 75

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

The official score reports must be sent to the University Admissions Office directly by the testing center.

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 administer 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 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/financial-aid 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, 9:00 am - 5:00 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 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 January 1 priority date. The FAFSA is available annually by October 1. When completing the FAFSA, applicants must enter Saint Leo University's federal school code - 001526.

Disbursement of Funds

Financial aid begins to be disbursed assuming all requirements are met, within 10 days of the beginning of the term (8 week class) for term based students and 10 days of the beginning of the semester for semester based students. Requirements can include verification completion, enrollment and program specific requirements (example: half-time enrollment). Changes you make to the requirements can change your eligibility for financial aid funds. A change in your status pertaining to any of these requirements can impact your eligibility for financial aid funds.

Financial aid is disbursed directly to a student's eLion account. The funds are used to pay tuition and required fees, along with room and board, if applicable. Refunds are issued within 14 days from the date a credit balance is created.

This complete policy is located at www.saintleo.edu/finaid.

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-policy.

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.

2020-2021 University Campus Tuition and Fees - Undergraduate

Direct Costs (for students living on campus)

Full Time (12-18 credit hours per semester) Per Semester Per Year
Tuition* $11,995 $23,990
Average Room (see Residence Hall Room Rates) $4,050 $8,100
Meal Plan (Unlimited) $2,700 $5,400
Student Activity & Technology Fee $325 $650
Total Direct Cost $19,075 $38,140
*  Tuition increases annually
1-11 credit hours per semester = $600.00 per credit hour
19 or more credit hours per semester (excluding 3+1 students) = $320.00 per credit hour

 
Indirect Costs* (for students living on campus) Per Semester Per Year
Books $558 $1,116
Personal $915 $1,830
Travel $564 $1,128
Total Cost of Attendance (Direct & Indirect) 21,107 $42,214
*  The indirect costs listed here are estimates; actual costs will vary from student to student
 
Meal Plans - All resident students are required* to be on one of the following meal plans Per Semester Per Year
Unlimited Meal Plan $2,700 $5,400
10 Meal Plan $1,800 $3,600
5 Meal Plan $900 $1,800
Commuter Meal Plan (Block of 10 meals) $120 $240

*  Requirements:

  • Residence halls (excluding 1-4) are required to be on the unlimited plan
  • Apartment buildings 1-4 can choose from the 5, 10 or unlimited plan
  • Students residing at East Campus (located 4 miles from University Campus) can choose from the 5, 10, unlimited, or no meal plan
Additional Fees (if applicable) Per Year
Student Health Insurance* TBA
Parking Decal (Resident Student) $60
Parking Decal (Non-Resident Student) $30
Orientation fee (New Students Only) *$155 for Spring Start $310
*  May be waived with appropriate proof of family or individual health insurance
Residence Hall Room Rates Per Semester Per Year
Alumni Double $3,400 $6,800
Alumni Double Single $5,100 $10,200
Snyder Garden Level Triple $3,100 $6,200
Benoit/Henderson Room $3,100 $6,200
Benoit/Henderson Double Single $4,650 $9,300
Benoit/Henderson Physical Single $3,730 $7,460
East Campus Apartments Double Single $6,230 $12,460
East Campus Apartments $4,150 $8,300
Roderick Physical Single $3,700 $7,400
Marmion/Snyder Room $3,100 $6,200
Marmion/Snyder Double Single $4,650 $9,300
Snyder Garden Level $3,400 $6,800
Marmion Physical Single $3,700 $7,400
Apartment 1 - 4 Single with Kitchen $5,080 $10,160
Apartment 1 - 2 Hallway Double with Kitchenette $3,400 $6,800
Apartment 1 - 2 Single with Kitchenette $4,220 $8,440
Apartment 1 - 2 Double Room with Kitchen $4,700 $9,400
Apartment 1 - 2 Hallway Double Single with Kitchenette $5,110 $10,220
Apartment 1 - 2 Double Room with Kitchenette $3,800 $7,760
Buildings 5 & 6 Single $3,850 $7,770
Buildings 5 & 6 Apt. Double Single $5,780 $11,560
Buildings 5 & 6 Apt. Double $3,590 $7,180
 
Other Fees & Deposits    
International Credential Evaluation Fee   $235
Audit Fee (Visitors & Part-Time Students)   $235
Degree Conferral Fee   $125
Certificate Fee   $65
ID or Food Card Replacement   $25
Official Transcripts - Electronic   $10
Official Transcripts - Paper   $15
Rush / Overnight Delivery   $32
Tuition Deposit Reservation (non-refundable)   $500
Private Music Instruction (average)   $300
Course Challenge Examination   $80
Resident Parking Decal (includes $4.25 sales tax)   $60
Non-Resident Parking Decal (includes $2.29 sales tax)   $30
Research fee (per hour-accounts over 5 years old)   Max by state
Returned Check Fee (varies depending on amount)   Max by state
Replacement Diploma   $30
Technology Fee   $250
     
Class Specific Fees Course Fee
Art Studio ART-100; ART-200; ART-221; ART-223; ART-226; ART-300 $45
Assessment Test ACC-498, ACC-505; ACC-549; COM-498; COM-590; CRM-499; DBA-765;ECO-201; GBA-298; GBA-398; GBA-498; HCA-498; HCM-590; HRA-498; HRA-540; IHT-498; MBA-525; MBA-599; MKT-498; MMM-498; SOC-496; SPB-449 $50
Assessment Test HUS-498 $155
Criminal Justice Command School - Grad Fee CRM-300; CRJ-500 $65
Laboratory BIO-100; BIO-125; BIO-125L; BIO-126L; BIO-200; BIO-223L; BIO-300; BIO-311L; BIO-312L; BIO-324L; BIO-325L; BIO-327L; BIO-328L; BIO-330L; BIO-400; BIO-425L; BIO-429; BIO-430L; BIO-498; CHE-123L; CHE-124L; CHE-311L; CHE-312L; PHY-221L; PHY-222L $65
Private Music Instruction MUS-120; MUS-220; MUS-320; MUS-420 $300
Proctor Fee Proctoring Placement Exams $35
Cost of Attendance * 
New Undergraduate - Per Year
Off Campus With Parent
Tuition (12 - 18 credits) $23,990 $23,990
Fees (Orientation, Technology, & Student Activity)** $960 $960
Books $1,116 $1,116
Room $4,702 $1,270
Food $2,260 $1,800
Personal $1,830 $1,830
Travel $1,128 $1,128
Total $35,986 $32,094
*  The Cost of Attendance budget is based on federal guidelines and is used to determine financial aid eligibility
** Returning students do not have to pay an Orientation fee, only a Student Activity fee and Technology fee
 
Cost of Attendance*
New Undergraduate - Per Semester
Off Campus With Parent
Tuition (12 - 18 credits) $11,995 $11,995
Fees (Orientation, Technology & Student Activity)** $480 $480
Books $558 $558
Room $2,351 $635
Food $1,130 $990
Personal $915 $915
Travel $564 $564
Total $17,993 $16,047
*  The Cost of Attendance budget is based on federal guidelines and is used to determine financial aid eligibility
**  Returning students do not have to pay an Orientation fee, only a Student Activity fee of $200 a semester, or $400 a year
2020 tuition and fees are effective as of June 28, 2020

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

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

In accordance with Title 38 US Code 3679 subsection (e), this school adopts the following additional provisions for any students using U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Post 9/11 G.I. Bill® (Ch. 33) or Vocational Rehabilitation & Employment (Ch. 31) benefits, while payment to the institution is pending from the VA.  This school will not:

  • Prevent the student's enrollment;
  • Assess a late penalty fee to the student;
  • Require the student to secure alternative or additional funding;
  • Deny the student access to any resources (access to classes, libraries, or other institutional facilities) available to other students who have satisfied their tuition and fee bills to the institution.

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 30 days.
Students using CH 33 Post 9/11 GI Bill or CH 31 Vocational Rehabilitation benefits, whose impending VA benefits have not been applied to his or her tuition and/or fees, will not be subject to late fees.

Past-Due Accounts

When a student has unresolved balances owed to the University, financial holds will be placed on account, which prevent future registration as well as other services being offered in accordance with University policy. Receivable balance may also be placed in collection status. These accounts may be assigned to an external collection agency after 90 days past due. Grade reports, transcripts, diplomas, and other services may be withheld from the student. Participation in graduation ceremonies and events may also be prohibited.

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 Financial Support Center at (800) 240-7658.
  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 no refund

Note that these figures are for University College students only. WorldWide and Online Learning Center 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% refundable if course is dropped before the end of the drop/add period. After the drop/add period, 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 Student Success Office at (352) 588-8500 or student.success@saintleo.edu to obtain a voluntary academic withdrawal.

Education Center 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.