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A colle ge e ducation is a signif icant investment, and Southeastern’s pro gram of scholarships and f inancial aid can make it more af fordable.

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Meeting the need. Southeastern University is committed to making higher education accessible to families no matter their financial situation. There are a variety of financial aid resources to help students cover educational expenses, including federal and state grants, loan and work programs; and academic, need-based, and performance-based institutional scholarships and grants.


How to apply for Financial Aid in four easy steps… 1. Complete and submit your application for admission to Southeastern University. 2. As soon as a student is accepted for admission, eligibility for the Chancellor’s, President’s, Regent’s, Southeastern and Transfer Scholarships will be determined based on the availability of remaining funds.

3. Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by logging into www.fafsa.ed.gov. The Southeastern priority deadline for submitting a FAFSA is April 15. As you complete the application, indicate that you want your financial aid analysis information sent to Southeastern University (the SEU FAFSA Code is 001521). Upon receipt of your FAFSA information from the Federal Processor, you will receive an e-mail from SEU with login instructions to a web portal where you can track your financial aid status and missing items. The information you provide on the FAFSA will be processed to determine your eligibility for all financial awards, grants, work-study, and loans. It is important to have completed your family’s most recent income tax returns before you complete the FAFSA.

4. Upon completion of the above steps, Southeastern will send you an award letter outlining the amount and types of awards you are eligible to receive. Southeastern University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin, or handicap, with regards to admission and employment policies, the educational, financial aid, or other programs and privileges to students at the university.


Resources

Federal Financial Aid Eligibility To be eligible for federal grants, loans, and work-study, you must: n

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Have demonstrated financial need (most programs). Eligibility is determined by completion of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Show proof of high school graduation or GED approved by the U.S. Department of Education.

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Be enrolled in an eligible academic program.

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Be a U.S. citizen or an eligible non-citizen.

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Register with the Selective Service, if you’re a male between the ages of 18 and 25.

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Maintain satisfactory academic progress as defined by your college (to maintain eligibility).

Other Resources On-campus and off-campus student employment opportunities are numerous in our growing Lakeland economy. Approximately 60% of Southeastern University students work either on or off-campus. Southeastern also offers a convenient monthly payment plan that allows families to spread educational costs over a 10-month period. With Southeastern’s competitive tuition and the commitment of its staff to provide families with the information and financial assistance they need, Southeastern University is accessible to any qualified student.

Looking Ahead Renewal of financial aid is always dependent upon making satisfactory academic progress, meeting performance standards, and continuing to have a demonstrated need.


New SAT I Combined Score (taken after March 2005) Based on highest combined score for math, critical reading, and writing sections (excludes score for essay).

ACT Composite Score Based on composite score for English, math, reading, and science sections.

GPA Score Weighted cumulative grade point average based on 4.0 scale.

SAT Score: ACT Score:

2400–1950 36–29

1940–1720 28–25

1710–1490 24–21

4.00 GPA

$9,000* $6,000–$9,000 $4,000–$6,000

3.80 GPA

$9,000* $6,000–$9,000 $4,000–$6,000

3.50 GPA

$9,000

$6,000–$9,000

$4,000–$6,000

3.20 GPA $6,000–$9,000 $4,000–$6,000

$4,000

3.00 GPA $6,000–$9,000 $4,000–$6,000

$4,000

2.50 GPA $4,000–$6,000 $2,500–$4,000 $2,500–$4,000 *Can also qualify for Honors Program scholarship of $3,000.

Academic Scholars Point System

To determine academic scholarship eligibility, refer to the Academic Scholars Merit Chart below. To help determine an estimate of annual college costs, please utilize the cost calculator on the Southeastern University website.


Academic Scholarships for First-Time Freshmen

Award

Criteria

Amount

Chancellor’s Scholars

Renewable by maintaining a cumulative GPA of at least 3.60. Full-time SEU enrollment required. May qualify for up to eight consecutive semesters.

President’s Scholars

Renewable by maintaining a cumulative GPA of at least 3.40. Full-time SEU enrollment required. May qualify for up to eight consecutive semesters.

$6,000

Regent’s Scholars

Renewable by maintaining a cumulative GPA of at least 3.20. Full-time SEU enrollment required. May qualify for up to eight consecutive semesters.

$4,000

Southeastern Scholars

Renewable by maintaining a cumulative GPA of at least 3.00. Full-time SEU enrollment required. May qualify for up to eight consecutive semesters.

Deadline for academic scholarship eligibility is July 1 for the Fall semester and December 1 for the Spring semester. These scholarships are not applicable for non-traditional or graduate programs.

$9,000 (divided over first two semesters)

(divided over first two semesters)

(divided over first two semesters)

$2,500 (divided over first two semesters)


Honors Program Scholarship

Honors Program Are you a top student? You could earn $48,000 in honors scholarships! The Honors Program consists of 21–27 hours of advanced study developed specifically for incoming freshmen who have a demonstrated record of academic success. Honors courses either fulfill specific general education requirements or enhance each student’s declared major. Students take two or three honors courses each year, and the program culminates in a major thesis during their senior year. Program participants must be fulltime students (taking a minimum of 12 credits per semester) and maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.6 or higher. Combining the Chancellor’s Scholar award of $9,000 per year (for which all honors students qualify) with the honors award of $3,000 per year equals a total of $12,000 per year in scholarships!

Award

Honors Program

Criteria

Amount

Acceptance into the Honors Program as a first-time freshman. Invitation into program by committee selection. Application deadline is February 1. Renewable each year students are in the program.

$3,000 (added to academic scholarship, divided over first two semesters)


Academic Scholarships for Transfer Students

Award

Criteria

Amount

Quest Scholars

Open to a student transferring credits from an accredited university with a cumulative GPA of 3.50 or higher. May qualify for up to eight consecutive semesters. Renewable by maintaining a cumulative GPA of at least 3.50. Full-time SEU enrollment required.

$4,000

Journey Scholars

Open to a student transferring credits from an accredited university with a cumulative GPA between 3.00–3.49. May qualify for up to eight consecutive semesters. Renewable by maintaining a cumulative GPA of at least 3.00. Full-time SEU enrollment required.

$2,500

Venture Scholars

Open to a student transferring credits from an accredited university with a cumulative GPA between 2.50–2.99. May qualify for up to eight consecutive semesters. Renewable by maintaining a cumulative GPA of at least 2.50. Full-time SEU enrollment required.

(divided over first two semesters)

(divided over first two semesters)

$1,500 (divided over first two semesters)

Deadline for academic scholarship eligibility is July 1 for the Fall semester and December 1 for the Spring semester. Transfer student is a student with 12 credit hours or more after high school graduation. These scholarships are not applicable for non-traditional or graduate programs.


Criteria

Amount

Pastors Dependent Scholarship

Dependent children of a licensed or ordained minister who works full-time for a church. Must be enrolled in a minimum of six credit hours per semester. Based on need. Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is required.

15 to 50% tuition discount

Pastors Degree Completion Scholarship

Available to pastors to finish their bachelor’s degree at SEU through online or evening/weekend programs. Must be enrolled in a minimum of six credit hours per semester.

10% tuition discount

Church Matching Graduate Scholarship

Will match a church’s contribution toward its pastor’s graduate degree at SEU up to $2,000 for total program cost. Must be a full-time licensed or ordained minister and be accepted and enrolled into an SEU graduate program. Must be enrolled in a minimum of six credit hours per semester.

up to $2,000 match

SEU Ministry Grant Program

Renewable tuition grants for College of Christian Ministries & Religion and Church Music majors. To receive the base level renewable aid of $1,000, students must be a declared CCMR or Church Music major in good standing with a minimum GPA of 2.0 AND remain involved in the ministry of a local church. Students will have opportunities to increase their aid up to $1,000 per year at $500 increments per semester through ministry, service or other experiences at Southeastern.

up to $9,000 (over four years)

These scholarships are not applicable for non-traditional or graduate programs.

Questions? Visit Student Financial Services at SEU.edu/fa or call toll free 800.500.8760

Pastoral/Ministry Scholarships & Grants

Award


Institutional Scholarships & Grants

Award

Criteria

International Scholarship

Must be a non-U.S. citizen and show proof of visa or green card. Awarded to students based on international GPA matrix. Renewable by maintaining a cumulative GPA associated with academic scholarships for first-time freshmen. Full-time SEU enrollment required. May qualify for up to eight consecutive semesters. Not applicable for non-traditional or graduate programs.

Hispanic Scholarship

First-time freshman. Application and essay required by February 15. Awards are limited and based on committee selection. Must have a 2.50 GPA to qualify. Renewable by maintaining a cumulative GPA of at least 2.00. May qualify for up to eight consecutive semesters. Full-time SEU enrollment required. Not applicable for non-traditional or graduate programs.

ACSI, FLOCS or ILCS Scholarship

First-time freshman, graduate of Association of Christian Schools International, Florida League of Christian Schools or International League of Christian Schools high school. Application and essay required by February 15. Awards are limited and based on committee selection. Must have a 2.50 GPA to qualify. Renewable by maintaining a cumulative GPA of at least 2.50. May qualify for up to eight consecutive semesters. Full-time SEU enrollment required. Not applicable for non-traditional or graduate programs.

Amount

$2,500–$9,000 (divided over first two semesters)

$2,000 (divided over first two semesters)

$1,000 (divided over first two semesters)


Criteria

Amount

Southeastern Grant

First-time freshman. Need-based; full-time SEU enrollment required. Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is required.

Determined by original need and other awards.

Alumni Legacy Scholarship

Student must be a dependent of an SEU alumnus. Award may be based on need. Renewable by maintaining a cumulative GPA of 3.00. Full-time SEU enrollment required. May qualify for up to eight consecutive semesters. Application required by February 15. Not applicable for non-traditional or graduate programs.

Endowed Scholarships

Applications accepted from February 1 through April 1. Full-time SEU enrollment required. Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) must be completed by April 1.

National Merit Scholars National Hispanic Scholars National Achievement Scholars

Qualifying students must be named as finalists in any of the listed programs. Scholarships are renewable by maintaining a GPA of 3.60 or higher. Full-time SEU enrollment required. May qualify for up to eight consecutive semesters.

Family Discount

Parents, children, spouses, or siblings who are immediate family members enrolled in the same semester are eligible. Covers 10% of tuition charges for the siblings or spouses with the highest need. (Dependent is defined as “dependent student� for federal financial aid purposes.) Full-time SEU enrollment required. Graduate programs and discounted programs including, but not limited to, the Forum, Evening/Weekend, Online, and Academy are not eligible for this discount.

$500 (divided over first two semesters)

Determined by Scholarship Committee. Awards may vary by amount and duration.

$3,000 (divided over first two semesters)

10% tuition discount

Institutional Scholarships & Grants

Award


Performance Scholarships

Award

Criteria

Amount

Music Department Scholarships

Separate application required. Performance based, audition required. Contact the Music Department Chairperson at 863.667.5144. Full-time SEU enrollment required.

Determined by Music faculty. Awards may vary by amount and duration.

Theatre/Drama Scholarships

Performance based, audition required. Contact the Theatre Director at 863.667.5119. Full-time SEU enrollment required.

Determined by Theatre faculty. Awards may vary by amount and duration.

Music Tour Teams Scholarships

Performance based, audition required. Contact the Student Worship and Ministry Arts Department at 863.667.5067. Full-time SEU enrollment required.

Determined by the Director of Student Worship and Ministry Arts Department.

Film Scholarships

Must be declared Film Studies major and submit film reel or portfolio to Department of Communication by February 15. Awards are limited and based on Department of Communication review. Renewable by maintaining a cumulative GPA of at least 3.00. May qualify for up to eight consecutive semesters, must remain a Film Studies major. Full-time SEU enrollment required. Not applicable for non-traditional or graduate programs. Contact the Communication Department at 863.667.5119.

Determined by Department of Communication. Awards vary.


Performance Scholarships

Athletics Program Southeastern has a proud athletics history, annually placing students on All-Academic teams and competing for conference and national titles. We’re constantly looking for talented, Christ-centered student-athletes who succeed in the classroom. Scholarships are available in all sports. Contact the Department of Athletics for details and tryout information.

Varsity Sports Baseball Basketball (men & women) Cheerleading (men & women) Cross country (men & women) Men’s golf Soccer (men & women) Tennis (men & women) Softball Women’s volleyball Award

Athletics Scholarships

Criteria

Amount

Contact the Department of Athletics at 863.667.5046. Full-time SEU enrollment required.

Determined by the Department of Athletics. Awards vary.


Assemblies of God National Fine Arts Scholarships

Fine Arts Scholarships are available to participants in the Assemblies of God National Fine Arts Festival. To be eligible, students must be first-time freshmen or undergraduate transfers and enroll as a full-time traditional student (minimum 12 credit hours per semester). Scholarships are renewable by maintaining a cumulative GPA of at least 2.00. Students can only receive one of the following awards: Award

Criteria

Amount

SEU Award of Merit

Received the Award of Merit in a category that falls under a degree program at Southeastern University. Scholarships are renewable for up to eight consecutive semesters.

SEU Top Ten Award

Finished in the top 10 in a category that falls under a degree program at Southeastern University. Scholarships are renewable for up to eight consecutive semesters.

$2,000

SEU Superior Category I

Earned a superior rating in a category that falls under a degree program at Southeastern University. Scholarships are renewable for up to eight consecutive semesters.

$1,200

SEU Superior Category II

Earned at least a superior rating in a category that does not correspond with a degree program at Southeastern University. Scholarships are renewable for up to eight consecutive semesters.

$500

$2,500 (divided over first two semesters)

(divided over first two semesters)

(divided over first two semesters)

(divided over first two semesters)

Please visit SEU.edu/fa for a complete list of degree programs at Southeastern that match Fine Arts Festival categories.


Criteria

Amount

Assemblies of God Tuition Scholarship

Must be an A/G minister, chaplain, or full-time administrator at an A/G Christian school (K–12); spouses and dependents also eligible. Based on need.

15 to 50% tuition discount

Assemblies of God Missionary Dependent Scholarship

Dependent children of appointed Assemblies of God foreign and national home missionaries, who itinerate for their support and serve on a full-time basis. (Dependent is defined as “dependent student” for federal financial aid purposes.) Based on need. Full-time SEU enrollment required.

15 to 50% tuition discount

Royal Ranger/Girls Ministry Scholarship

Receive an Assemblies of God Royal Rangers Gold Medal of Achievement (GMA) or Honor Star Achievement. First-time freshman or undergraduate transfer (minimum of 12 hours per semester). Scholarships are renewable by maintaining a GPA of 2.0. Valid for up to eight consecutive semesters. Full-time SEU enrollment required.

$500 per semester

Royal Ranger/Girls Ministry Leadership Scholarship

Royal Ranger Commanders/Leaders or Girls Ministry Leaders of the Assemblies of God. The discount would be applied to an evening/weekend, online, or graduate program. Must enroll as a full-time student (minimum of 12 hours per semester). Scholarships are renewable by maintaining a GPA of 2.0. Valid for up to eight consecutive semesters.

10% tuition discount

Bible Quiz Scholarship

One Bible Quiz Scholarship (accepting the highest level of achievement per year) in a specific year of participation. The highest level of achievement considered for those participating for more than four years. Must attend SEU within two years of high school graduation and remain continuously enrolled for the total scholarship. Scholarships are renewable up to four years. Recipients may apply for other institutional and tuition grants (the total may not exceed the tuition and fees for a given semester). Application and verification must be submitted by May 1.

Varies*

Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is required to be eligible for these scholarships. *Visit SEU.edu/fa for more details on Bible Quiz scholarship award levels.

Assemblies of God Scholarships

Award


Institutional & Federal Financial Aid Programs

Award

Criteria

Amount

ROTC Scholarship

Awards of two, three and four years are available based on merit and grades. Must maintain a minimum 2.0 GPA. Full-time SEU enrollment required. Total awards vary but could cover tuition, room and board. Contact Office of Admission for details.

ROTC covers tuition and other incentives; SEU scholarships cover room and board.

Federal Grants: Pell Grant, Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant

Need-based. Submit FAFSA as early as possible. Priority deadline date is April 15.

$555 to $5,550

Federal Work-Study

Need-based. On-campus employment with hourly wages paid directly to the student to help pay for educational expenses. Submit FAFSA as early as possible. Priority deadline date is April 15.

$1,250 to $3,000

Federal Direct Lending Program: Subsidized, Unsubsidized, PLUS for Parents, and Perkins

Submit FAFSA as early as possible. Priority deadline date for Perkins is April 15. To apply for a federal student loan visit www.studentloans.gov.

Amount varies by fund


Criteria

Amount

Florida Bright Futures Scholarships

Awarded to Florida high school graduates who demonstrate high academic achievement. State of Florida Office of Student Financial Assistance determines eligibility. Contact your high school guidance counselor for more information.

Per credit hour established by the State

Florida Resident Access Grant

Tuition assistance for full-time, undergraduate, Florida residents. Separate application required. Contact SEU Student Financial Services.

Up to $2,149

Florida Student Assistance Grant

A need-based grant for full-time, undergraduate, Florida residents. Must submit an accurate, complete Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by May 15. Priority deadline date April 15.

Up to $1,200

Florida Prepaid

A student who is eligible for the Florida Prepaid program should receive a letter from Florida Prepaid, which will direct the student to complete a transfer form. The form must be submitted to Florida Prepaid in order to authorize Southeastern University to receive payments.

Amounts vary based on program selected.

A completed, accurate Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is required for all state funding. Award

Alternative Private Loans

Criteria

Amount

Alternative private loans are available from a variety of lenders and are designed to help cover costs not covered by federal and institutional financial aid. You should apply for federal financial aid (FAFSA) before considering an alternative private loan.

$500 up to cost of education

Florida Resident Financial Aid Programs & Alternative Loans

Award


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Bonus Scholarship You might think you’ve seen all the financial aid SEU has to offer, but there’s more! We want to reward you for taking the time to learn all the ways that SEU makes college affordable. So, we’re offering even more scholarship money! All you have to do is use your smartphone to scan the code below, and you’ll be entered to win one of five $1,000 scholarships. It’s that easy!

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