Consumer Information

Consumer Information and Student Right to Know

Below is a summary of consumer information made available to all Southeastern Louisiana University students as required by the Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended. Each topic gives a brief description of information that is required to be disclosed and explains how it can be obtained. If you would like a paper copy, contact:

Office of Financial Aid
North Campus Financial Aid 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 Accreditations.

Copyright Infringement Policies

Information regarding the university's policy on copywrighted 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 Financial Aid Building
900A West University Ave
SLU Box 10720
Hammond, LA 70402

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

For estimated cost of attendence, including tuition and fees, books and supplies, room and board, and personal/miscellaneous expenses contact:
Office of Financial Aid
North Campus Financial Aid 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 facilites and services for disabled students contact:
Disability Services
War Memorial Student Union 1304
SLU Box 10496 
Hammond, LA 70402
Phone: (985) 549-2247
Disability Services

Faculty

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

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 Records and Registration's webpage.

Instructional Facilities and Labs

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

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 Calalogue.

Repayment Policy (Return of Title IV Funds - R2T4)

Federal student aid eligibility is based on the percentage of time the student is enrolled for the semester. Depending on the date the student withdraws, the student's aid will be adjusted according to the Federal Return of Title IV formula, state grant refund calculation and institutional policy. Tuition may be adjusted, and the student may owe money to the University if the student withdraws.

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 repayment policy here or contact the Office of Financial Aid.

Student Activites

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.

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 infomation on Textbook Rentals at the university.

Transfer Credit Policy

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

Withdrawl Procedures

Information on the university's policy on withdrawal procedures can be found here.

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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.

Most Financial Aid program information can be found on the following web pages:

How to Apply for Aid

Financial Aid Eligibility

How Aid is Awarded

Financial Aid for Study Abroad

Tuition Hardship Waiver Policy

Rights and Responsibilites 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.

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 https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/types/scams for lists of fraud warning signs and free sources of aid information.

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 pdf.

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Compliance and Southeastern Disclosures

University Nondiscrimination Policy Statement and How to Resolve Complaints

Southeastern Louisiana University is committed to maintaining an educational and workplace environment free of any type of discrimination and/or harassment which is illegal and which will not be tolerated. In furtherance of that commitment, this policy forbids discrimination and/or harassment of any kind by or against any applicant, employee, student, or any other individual/group of individuals on the basis of race, color, sex, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, genetic information, age, veteran status, political affiliation, citizenship, or retirement status.

Additional information regarding the university's policy on Discrimination and Harrassment 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.