Financial Aid For Those Who Need It
Saint Leo University unveiled several new financial aid options to make its undergraduate degree offerings attainable to students who might otherwise have considered an education at the private, Catholic university beyond their means. Since there are several new aid options, but all with the common aim of making education affordable, Saint Leo grouped them under an awareness campaign named Dare to Roar. The campaign name plays off the Saint Leo University symbol, the lion. “Especially during these times, it is important to make higher education opportunities available to learners of all backgrounds, means, and aspirations,” said Saint Leo President Jeffrey D. Senese. “Most people will be surprised at how affordable a private university learning experience can be. At Saint Leo, our Dare to Roar options will make some degree programs available at essentially no out-of-pocket cost.”
For instance, the new Tuition Advantage Program will help Florida high school students with a 3.5 GPA or higher, and whose families have an adjusted gross income of less than $50,000 a year (based on their 2019 federal tax return), by covering the student’s full tuition at the residential University Campus after other institutional, state, and federal funds are applied. A separate initiative invites high school students with a GPA of 2.00 – 2.39 to consider enrolling in one of four associate degree options. Through the new D2R (Dare to Roar) Associate Degree Program, students are able to earn an associate degree for less than $10,000 in tuition per year. They may continue on for a bachelor’s degree program at University Campus with help from a follow-on program.