Financial Information

Cardinal Glennon College 2017-2018

Seminarians attending Cardinal Glennon College undertake their studies in a generous and faithful response to a perceived call to the priesthood and with a desire to eventually minister in the Catholic Church. The sponsoring diocese or religious order affirms and supports each seminarian in this discernment and formation to that priestly call by providing substantial financial aid to assist in meeting his educational, formation and living expenses.

All Cardinal Glennon College seminarians live at the seminary. As freshmen and sophomores, seminarians fulfill many of their core requirements at Saint Louis University, where they are dually enrolled. Juniors and seniors attend classes at Cardinal Glennon College. All seminarians fulfill all their Theology, Philosophy, Latin, and Greek requirements at Cardinal Glennon College.

The Net Price Calculator, below, provides an estimate of the cost of attendance.

Freshmen and Sophomores Studying for Sending Dioceses

St. Louis University Tuition $41,540
25% Discount -$10,385
SLU/Glennon Scholarship -$14,155
Subtotal $17,000
CGC Room & Board $11,600
CGC Formation Fee $1,100
Subtotal $12,700
Total Cost $29,700
Paid to Kenrick-Glennon Seminary

For Freshmen and Sophomores from sending dioceses, their dioceses pay no tuition to Kenrick-Glennon Seminary, only Room & Board and fees. The tuition due to Saint Louis University will then be paid by the Seminary.

Juniors and Seniors Studying for Sending Dioceses

CGC Tuition $20,440
CGC Room & Board $11,600
CGC Formation Fee $1,100
Total Cost $33,140
Paid to Kenrick-Glennon Seminary
Graduation Fee for Seniors $100

Freshmen, Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors Studying for St. Louis

CGC Tuition $20,440
CGC Room & Board $11,600
CGC Formation Fee $1,100
Subtotal $33,140
Archdiocesan Scholarship -$14,155
Total Cost $18,985
Graduation Fee for Seniors $100

All fees connected with Saint Louis University are paid through the SLU/Glennon Fund.

Net Price Calculator Reflects the federal baseline of the 2013-14 academic year.

Financial Aid Information

The Archdiocese of Saint Louis, under the leadership of the Archbishop, is committed to provide each seminarian with generous financial support.  This support may take the form of private scholarships, institutional loans, and/or federal grants and loans. For students who receive a Pell Grant, the full amount awarded is credited toward their tuition. To receive any type of federal or institutional aid, a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) must be completed on the Web at  The school code for Cardinal Glennon College is 247600.  For further assistance, contact (314) 792-6100.

Private Grants and Scholarships

Archbishop’s Scholarship

Seminarians for the Archdiocese of Saint Louis have always received financial assistance to help them meet the cost of their education at Kenrick-Glennon Seminary. The Archbishop’s Scholarship for the 2017-18 academic year is in the amount of $14,155. This scholarship applies to all college seminarians studying for the Archdiocese of Saint Louis.

SLU/Glennon Scholarship

Freshmen and Sophomores from sending dioceses who are studying at Saint Louis University also receive a scholarship to help them, or their dioceses, meet the cost of tuition at Saint Louis University. The scholarship for the 2017-18 academic year is in the amount of $14,155. This scholarship is granted through the SLU/Glennon Fund.

Additional scholarship Opportunities

Seminarians should consult with their Vocation Office concerning financial responsibilities and other sources of financial assistance that are available, such as the Knights of Columbus, Catholic Knights of America, and Serra Fund.

Institutional Loans

Cardinal Glennon College Loan: Seminarians from the Archdiocese of Saint Louis may apply for a Cardinal Glennon College Loan for each school year. This loan is interest-free. It must be repaid upon departure from the seminary or will be forgiven upon ordination to the priesthood. The amount of this loan is based on the financial need of the seminarian. Cardinal Glennon College Loan applications are available upon request from the Registrar.

Federal Grants and Loans

Pell Grants: This need-based grant is awarded to undergraduate students who have not earned a bachelor or professional degree. The maximum grant for 2017-2018 will be $5,920. While Pell grant awards can be used for any educational-related expenses, it is the policy of Kenrick-Glennon Seminary to apply the full amount towards tuition.

Direct Loans: These loans offer low-interest, long-term loans to students. Subsidized loans are available to students with financial need; no interest accrues while the student is in school. Unsubsidized loans are not based on financial need; interest is charged during all periods. Repayment of both types of direct loans is deferred while the borrower is enrolled in school.

For more detailed information on federal aid programs, please visit the U.S. Department of Education’s web site at Federal grant and loan applications are available upon request from the Registrar.

Kenrick-Glennon Seminary is an approved institution for Veteran’s Educational Benefits and is also eligible to apply for Insured Loans to Students in Institutions of Higher Education.


Basic costs for any given semester, not including registration fees, are refunded according to the following schedule:

First Semester:

Departure before October 1st 50%
Departure before November 1st  30%
Departure on or after November 1st No Refund

Second Semester:

Departure before March 1st 50%
Departure before April 1st 30%
Departure on or after April 1st No Refund

All charges are subject to change. Students studying for the Archdiocese of Saint Louis should contact the business office for information or assistance. Payments for tuition, room and board, and fees should be made payable to Kenrick-Glennon Seminary.