SLU Tuition Fee Statistics

This report analyzes the cost of tuition for Saint Louis University by looking at how prices can differ based on the level of degree undertaken and the total amount of financial aid awarded to students.

  • At SLU, annual tuition fees for standard full-time undergraduate courses total $49,800 as of 2022/23.
  • Tuition fees for standard full-time undergraduate courses increase by 3.85% per year on average.
  • Annual tuition fees for standard full-time graduate courses range from $32,000 to $42,960. 
  • Tuition fees for full-time undergraduates are at least 15.92% higher than those of full-time graduates.
  • As of 2023, SLU first-time freshmen receive financial aid in 99% of cases.
  • A total of $270 million in institutional aid has been awarded to students of SLU.
  • Furthermore, a total of $140 million in federal aid has been awarded to students of SLU.
  • As of 2022, SLU ranked in the top 10% of US colleges for awarding financial aid.

Official fees for undergraduates (standard full-time courses)

  • As of 2022/23, annual tuition fees for standard SLU full-time undergraduate courses are $49,800.
  • Over the given period, tuition fees have increased at a rate of 3.85% per year on average.
  • In total, tuition fees have increased by 15.38%.
  • SLU undergraduate tuition fees are typically more expensive than graduate tuition fees.
  • Undergraduate university fees have increased by 20.20% and SGA (student government association) fees have stayed the same.

College for Public Health and Social Justice

  • As of 2022/23, SLU College for Public Health and Social Justice charges $49,800 annually for undergraduate tuition fees.
  • University fees total $714 annually.
  • SGA fees total $130 annually.
Fee type2018/192019/202020/212021/222022/23Change
Tuition fee$43,160$44,700$46,400$48,100$49,800+ 15.38%
University fee$594$594$594$594$714+ 20.20%
SGA fee$130$130$130$130$130=
(excludes supplemental fees)

College of Arts and Sciences

  • As of 2022/23, SLU College of Arts and Sciences charges $49,800 annually for undergraduate tuition fees.
  • University fees total $714 annually.
  • SGA fees total $130 annually.
Fee type2018/192019/202020/212021/222022/23Change
Tuition fee$43,160$44,700$46,400$48,100$49,800+ 15.38%
University fee$594$594$594$594$714+ 20.20%
SGA fee$130$130$130$130$130=
(excludes supplemental fees)

College of Philosophy and Letters

  • As of 2022/23, SLU College of Philosophy and Letters charges $37,220 annually for undergraduate tuition fees.
  • University fees total $714 annually.
  • SGA fees total $130 annually.
  • Although the College of Philosophy and Letters provides standard courses, its lower undergraduate tuition fees are an exception to other SLU institutions.
Fee type2018/192019/202020/212021/222022/23Change
Tuition fee$32,360$33,510$34,710$35,970$37,220+ 15.02%
University fee$594$594$594$594$714+ 20.20%
SGA fee$130$130$130$130$130=
(excludes supplemental fees)

Doisy College of Health Sciences

  • As of 2022/23, SLU Doisy College of Health Sciences charges $49,800 annually for undergraduate tuition fees.
  • University fees total $714 annually.
  • SGA fees total $130 annually.
Fee type2018/192019/202020/212021/222022/23Change
Tuition fee$43,160$44,700$46,400$48,100$49,800+ 15.38%
University fee$594$594$594$594$714+ 20.20%
SGA fee$130$130$130$130$130=
(excludes supplemental fees)

Richard A. Chaifetz School of Business

  • As of 2022/23, SLU Richard A. Chaifetz School of Business charges $49,800 annually for undergraduate tuition fees.
  • University fees total $714 annually.
  • SGA fees total $130 annually.
Fee type2018/192019/202020/212021/222022/23Change
Tuition fee$43,160$44,700$46,400$48,100$49,800+ 15.38%
University fee$594$594$594$594$714+ 20.20%
SGA fee$130$130$130$130$130=
(excludes supplemental fees)

School of Education

  • As of 2022/23, SLU School of Education charges $49,800 annually for undergraduate tuition fees.
  • University fees total $714 annually.
  • SGA fees total $130 annually.
Fee type2018/192019/202020/212021/222022/23Change
Tuition fee$43,160$44,700$46,400$48,100$49,800+ 15.38%
University fee$594$594$594$594$714+ 20.20%
SGA fee$130$130$130$130$130=
(excludes supplemental fees)

School of Nursing

  • As of 2022/23, SLU School of Nursing charges $49,800 annually for undergraduate tuition fees.
  • University fees total $714 annually.
  • SGA fees total $130 annually.
Fee type2018/192019/202020/212021/222022/23Change
Tuition fee$43,160$44,700$46,400$48,100$49,800+ 15.38%
University fee$594$594$594$594$714+ 20.20%
SGA fee$130$130$130$130$130=
(excludes supplemental fees)

School of Science and Engineering

  • As of 2022/23, SLU School of Science and Engineering charges $49,800 annually for undergraduate tuition fees.
  • University fees total $714 annually.
  • SGA fees total $130 annually.
Fee type2022/23
Tuition fee$49,800
University fee$714
SGA fee$130
(excludes supplemental fees)

School of Social Work

  • As of 2022/23, SLU School of Social Work charges $49,800 annually for undergraduate tuition fees.
  • University fees total $714 annually.
  • SGA fees total $130 annually.
Fee type2022/23
Tuition fee$49,800
University fee$714
SGA fee$130
(excludes supplemental fees)

A graph is given below to show standard annual undergraduate tuition fees at SLU institutions by year:

Official fees for graduates (standard full-time courses)

  • As of 2022/23, annual tuition fees for standard SLU full-time graduate courses range from $32,000 to $42,960.
  • In total, tuition fees have increased by up to 11.24%.
  • However, some courses have maintained the same year-on-year tuition fees throughout the given period.
  • SLU graduate tuition fees are typically cheaper than undergraduate tuition fees.
  • Graduate university fees have increased by 20.20% and SGA fees have stayed the same.

Center for Advanced Dental Education

  • As of 2022/23, SLU Center for Advanced Dental Education charges $41,760 annually for graduate tuition fees.
  • University fees total $714 annually.
  • SGA fees total $60 annually.
Fee type2018/192019/202020/212021/222022/23Change
Tuition fee$37,540$38,560$39,600$40,660$41,760+ 11.24%
University fee$594$594$594$594$714+ 20.20%
SGA fee$60$60$60$60$60=
(excludes supplemental fees)

Doisy College of Health Sciences

  • As of 2022/23, SLU Doisy College of Health Sciences charges $42,960 annually for graduate tuition fees.
  • University fees total $714 annually.
  • SGA fees total $60 annually.
Fee type2018/192019/202020/212021/222022/23Change
Tuition fee$38,920$39,900$40,900$41,920$42,960+ 10.38%
University fee$594$594$594$594$714+ 20.20%
SGA fee$60$60$60$60$60=
(excludes supplemental fees)

School for Professional Studies

  • As of 2022/23, SLU School for Professional Studies charges $32,000 annually for graduate tuition fees.
  • University fees total $714 annually.
  • SGA fees total $60 annually.
Fee type2020/212021/222022/23Change
Tuition fee$32,000$32,000$32,000=
University fee$594$594$714+ 20.20%
SGA fee$60$60$60=
(excludes supplemental fees)

School of Science and Engineering

  • As of 2022/23, SLU School of Science and Engineering charges $42,000 annually for graduate tuition fees.
  • University fees total $714 annually.
  • SGA fees total $60 annually.
Fee type2022/23
Tuition fee$42,000
University fee$714
SGA fee$60
(excludes supplemental fees)

A graph is given below to show standard annual graduate tuition fees by SLU institution for 2022/23:

Other programs

  • As of 2022/23, SLU School of Law charges $22,900 per semester for a full-time course, excluding additional fees.
  • SLU School of Medicine charges $61,980 annually for a full-time Doctor of Medicine course, excluding additional fees.
  • In addition to programs charged per semester or annum, SLU also offers a number of courses charged per credit.
  • Undergraduate courses that charge this way are often priced at $1,750 per credit.
  • Graduate courses that charge this way are often priced at $1,250 per credit.
  • However, as courses differ in their schedule, content and institution, pricing can vary.

SLU tuition fees FAQ

What is an SGA fee?

  • An SGA (student government association) fee funds social, cultural, and educational events on university campuses.
  • All students with regular enrollment will automatically become members of the SGA through SGA fee payments.

Can SLU students be considered for scholarships?

  • All students wishing to attend the SLU St. Louis Campus will automatically be considered for merit scholarship based on their application for admission.

Are international SLU students eligible for federal student loans or grants?

  • Unlike domestic students, international students of SLU are not able to receive federal student loans or grants to help finance their studies.