Consumer Information

Consumer Information

The following represents information on the institution, financial assistance, scholarship fraud, graduation rates, athletic participation, campus security, student rights and responsibilities, and the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act at Southeastern Louisiana University. 

In accordance with the federal regulations set forth by The Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended, below is a summary of consumer information that must be made available to all students at Southeastern. Each topic gives a brief description of information that must be disclosed and explains how it can be obtained. If you need assistance obtaining information listed or you would like a paper copy, contact:

Office of Financial Aid
North Campus Main Building
900A West University Ave
SLU Box 10768
Hammond, LA 70402


Institutional Information

Accreditation Information

Southeastern Louisiana University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award associate, baccalaureate, masters and doctoral degrees. Southeastern is a Level V institution.

Contact the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Southeastern Louisiana University.

More information on Specialized Accreditation.

Copyright Infringement Policies

Information regarding the university's policy on copyrighted materials, including peer-to-peer file sharing.

Cost of Attendance

For tuition and fee charges, please contact the Controller's Office:
Controller's Office
North Campus Main Annex Building
900A West University Ave
SLU Box 10720
Hammond, LA 70402

Phone: (985) 549-2068
Tuition and Fee Information

For estimated cost of attendance, including tuition and fees, books and supplies, room and board, and personal/miscellaneous expenses contact:
Office of Financial Aid
North Campus Main Building
900A West University Ave
SLU Box 10768
Hammond, LA 70402
Phone: (985) 549-2244
Cost of Attendance

Description of Academic Programs

Information on the university's academic programs, degree offerings, and plans for future programs is available from the various schools/colleges and admitting offices. Click here for comprehensive academic information.

Distance Education

Information regarding the university's policy on distance education can be found here.

Facilities & Services for Disabled Students

For information on facilities and services for disabled students contact:
Student Accessibility Services
War Memorial Student Union 1304
SLU Box 10496 
Hammond, LA 70402
Phone: (985) 549-2247
Student Accessibility Services

Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)

Information regarding the university's policy on the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) can be found here. In addition, you can also view information on privacy on the Office of the Registrar's webpage.

Instructional Facilities and Labs

Information on the University's instructional facilities and laboratories is available from the various schools/colleges and admitting offices. View information on library services at the University.

Instructional Personnel

Information on the University's faculty and staff personnel is available from various schools/colleges. Visit the Southeastern Directory for more information. 

Refund Policy

The university has a tuition refund policy that stipulates the amount of tuition and fees that are refunded to a student who withdraws from classes during a semester. The policy is published in the University Catalogue.

Resignation Policy

The federal government mandates that students who withdraw from all classes may only keep the financial aid (federal Title IV grant and loan assistance) they have earned up to the time of withdrawal. Funds that were disbursed in excess of the earned amount must be returned by the University and/or the student to the federal government. 

Students receiving federal student aid should be aware that U.S. Department of Education regulations govern the refund and repayment of federal student aid when a student withdraws before completion of the semester for which federal student aid has been received.

View the resignation policy here or contact the Office of Financial Aid.

Student Activities

Campus Life at Southeastern offers over 130 student organizations, hundreds of student activities and events, Division I athletics and a student centered campus. View information on Campus Life at the university.

Student Body Diversity

Southeastern Louisiana University believes in a rich educational experience for all students through the infusion of cultural competency, sensitivity, and attentiveness. Diversity and social justice are essential components of an inclusive campus community. Southeastern ensures equal opportunity and support for our students. View information on Diversity and Inclusion at the University.

Student Body Diversity Data

Textbook Rental Policy

At Southeastern, students RENT their textbooks instead of having to buy them! Textbook Rental provides Southeastern students an economical alternative to purchasing textbooks. You can expect to save hundreds of dollars each semester on textbook costs alone! View information on Textbook Rentals at the university.

Transfer Credit Policy

Information on the university's evaluation of transfer credit can be found here.

Withdrawal Procedures

A student may voluntarily resign from the University beginning with the first day of class through the deadlines indicated by the schedule provided through the Office of the Registrar. Deadlines and instructions for withdrawing can be found in the Resignation Procedures.  The Withdrawal and Resignation Policy can be found in the University catalogue. 

Gainful Employment Disclosure

Beginning July 1, 2011, the US Department of Education (ED) requires colleges to disclose a variety of information for any program eligible for the federal government’s Title IV financial aid funds that prepares students for Gainful Employment (GE) in a recognized occupation that meets their criteria.

Effective January 1, 2017, institutions must use the Gainful Employment Disclosure Template developed by the Department of Education to disclose the required information about their GE Programs in order to be in compliance with the GE Program regulatory requirements.

The U.S. Department of Education specifically states that educational programs are Gainful Employment (GE) programs if:

  1. Non-degree programs, including all certificate programs, last one or more academic years. These include undergraduate, post-baccalaureate, graduate, and postgraduate certificate programs, but do not include certificates received as part of a degree program.
  2. Teacher certification programs result in a certificate awarded by the institution.
  3. “Comprehensive Transition Programs” are approved for students with intellectual disabilities.

For both domestic and foreign public and nonprofit institutions, the following do not require GE Program Disclosures:

  1. Programs that lead to a degree, including associates, bachelors, graduate, and professional degrees.
  2. Programs that are at least two years in length that are fully transferable to a bachelor’s degree program.
  3. Teacher certificate programs where the institution provides a collection of coursework necessary for the student to receive a state professional teaching credential or certification.
  4. Preparatory courses of study that provide coursework necessary for enrollment in an eligible program.

The following programs qualify as gainful employment programs:

Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)

Business Administration - PBC

Family Nurse Practitioner - PMC

Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner - PMC

Sustainability - PBC

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Information about Financial Assistance

Overview of Financial Aid Programs

Southeastern administers all Title IV federal programs which are based on a student's demonstrated financial need. Funds received from the federal programs help students to cover school expenses, including tuition and fees, room and board, books and supplies, and transportation. All such programs are subject to regulations authorized by the United States Department of Education, as well as University policies consistent with these federal regulations and are subject to change.

How to Apply for Aid

Financial Aid Eligibility

How Aid is Awarded

Tuition Hardship Waiver Policy

Rights and Responsibilities of Aid Recipients

Office of Financial Aid Statement of Ethics

The staff in the Office of Financial Aid at Southeastern Louisiana University is now and has always been committed to upholding the highest level of ethical and professional standards. Such standards are evidenced in all practices and policies established in the Office of Financial Aid and governed by various codes of ethics including, but not limited to, the Code of Ethics for Public Employees and the National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrator's Statement of Ethical Practices.

Furthermore, Financial Aid staff members refrain from participation in any activities that may directly or indirectly result in a monetary benefit to the employee. Southeastern does not promote or support a "Preferred Lenders List"; however, it does provide educational opportunities for students and parents to obtain important information from lenders necessary in making well-informed decisions.

Financial Aid for Study Abroad

Students enrolled in an approved Southeastern Study Abroad program may apply for federal financial aid and other aid programs through the Southeastern Office of Financial Aid. 

Financial Aid & Scholarships for Study Abroad

Scholarship Fraud

The College Scholarship Fraud Prevention Act of 2000 was passed to protect against fraud in student financial aid by establishing stricter sentencing guidelines for criminal financial aid fraud. According to the Federal Trade Commission, perpetrators of financial aid fraud often use the following lines to sell their scholarship services; students should avoid any scholarship service or website that says the following:

  • "This scholarship is guaranteed or your money back."
  • "You can't get this information anywhere else."
  • "I just need your credit card or bank account number to hold this scholarship."
  • "We'll do all the work."
  • "This scholarship will cost some money."
  • "You've been selected by a 'national foundation' to receive a scholarship" or "You're a finalist" in a contest you never entered.

The U.S. Department of Education notes that there is no need to any student to pay for college preparation or financial aid advice. High school counselors, college financial aid administrators and the Federal Student Aid Information Center all provide help for free. Visit studentaid.gov for information on avoiding student aid scams

If you believe you've been the victim of scholarship fraud, wish to file a complaint, or want more information, call 1 (877) FTC-HELP or visit the Federal Trade Commission webpage.

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Student Outcomes

Graduation and Retention Rates

Information regarding the university's Retention, Progression, and Graduation can be found here.

Graduation and Retention Rates for Student Athletes

This must be provided to student-athletes, their parents, high school coaches, and guidance counselors when an athletically related student aid offer is made. The NCAA provides this information directly to high schools. Graduation and Retention Rates for Student Athletes information can be obtained by visiting the Athletic Department located at:

Southeastern Athletics
Dugas Center for Southeastern Athletics
800 Galloway Drive
SLU Box 10309
Hammond, LA 70402

Employment for Graduates

Available information about job placement rates and the types of employment obtained by Southeastern graduates may be obtained from the Office of Career Services and the various schools/colleges and admitting offices pages.

Graduate and Professional Education for Graduates

Available information about the types of graduate and professional schools in which Southeastern graduates enroll may be obtained from the Office of Career Services and the various schools/colleges and admitting offices pages.

Athletic Program Participation and Financial Support Data

As part of The Equity in Athletics Disclosure Act, information on annual participation rates and financing of men's and women's sports in intercollegiate athletic programs is available by request to students and the general public. Athletic Program Participation and Financial Support information can be obtained by visiting the Athletic Department located at:

Southeastern Athletics
Dugas Center for Southeastern Athletics
800 Galloway Drive
SLU Box 10309
Hammond, LA 70402

Athletic compliance information can be found here.

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Health and Safety

Campus Safety and Security

Southeastern is one of the safest campuses in the region, but we don't stop there. We have taken significant steps to ensure that our campus remains a safe place to live and learn. In addition to the many security measures already in place, we encourage daily personal safety among students, faculty, staff and visitors while on campus. Information regarding the university's campus safety and security measures can be found here.

Vaccination Policy

Information regarding the university's policies and information about immunizations can be found on the University Health Center website or by visiting them at:

University Health Center
War Memorial Student Union Annex
303A Union Avenue
SLU Box 10734
Hammond, LA 70402
(985) 549-2242
Appointments are available weekly.
Make an Appointment

Drug and Alcohol Abuse Prevention

Under the Drug Free Workplace Act of 1988 and the Drug Free Schools and Campuses Act of 1989, the Southeastern is required to have an alcohol and other drug policy outlining prevention, education and intervention efforts and consequences for policy violations. Southeastern is committed to providing a safe, healthy learning community for all its members. View the university's policies on drugs. Additional information and resources can also be found on the Safe Campus webpage for Drugs & Alcohol or the University Alcohol Policy

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Compliance and Southeastern Disclosures

Equal Opportunity

Southeastern Louisiana University's statement is found on the Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Plan webpage

Additional information regarding the University's policy on Discrimination and Harassment and how to resolve complaints can be found here.

University Disclosures

Information regarding the university's policies and disclosures developed in compliance and accord with the regulatory requirements, specifically those associate with Title IV can be found on the University Disclosure webpage.

Student Handbook

Southeastern Louisiana University's Student Handbook can be found here.

Employee Handbooks

Southeastern Louisiana University's Employee Handbooks can be found here.

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Please note: Because of the nature of federal, state, and institutional guidelines affecting financial aid programs, the information contained in this website is subject to change.