Financial Relief Grant


Southeastern will distribute over $5 million in financial relief grants to students facing financial hardship as a result of the coronavirus. Funds for awards are being made available through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act,  and the Southeastern Foundation. Based on the federal legislation and regulatory guidance, most students will be eligible to apply for relief grants.


The University has devised an extremely short online application process whereby eligible students can apply. The deadline to complete the application will be Friday, May 8. 



To be eligible to apply for a Financial Relief Grant, students must:

  • Be a degree seeking graduate or undergraduate student

  • Currently enrolled for spring 2020 semester

  • Not enrolled in a 100% online program

  • Meet all standards of satisfactory academic progress as stated in the Southeastern Satisfactory Academic Progress Policy as required under Section 484 in Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965


Application Process

Financial Relief Grant applications will be considered in the order in which they are received. All applications must be received by Friday, May 8, 2020 in order to be considered for funding. Funding is not guaranteed after the May 8 deadline.

To complete the application:

  • Enter My Den and login to Leonet

  • Select Self Service > Financial Relief Grant

  • Please read the application carefully and ensure that you are entering accurate responses

  • Once complete, press (accept)


Receiving Funds

Financial Relief Grant funds will be processed through BankMobile according to the student’s selected refund preference. If you have not completed the setup process, please login to Leonet to do so in order to reduce delays. Instructions to complete this process can be found at


Notification Process

Please monitor your campus webmail account for Financial Relief Grant updates.  


Awarding Methodology

Award amounts will be determined based on the number of students who apply, total funds available, and varying levels of need.

Award amounts will be prorated based on enrollment. Students who are enrolled full time will receive more funds than a student enrolled part time. 


CARES Act Funds Awarded as of October 6, 2020 


Eligible Students Awarded


CARES Act Funds Awarded



Email questions to



Department of Education CARES Act Info

BankMobile Info

Southeastern Coronavirus Webpage


Supporting Documents

Message from Dr. Crain - Student Financial Grants Available

CARES Act Certificate of Agreement

CARES Act Student Funds Award Notification

CARES Act Student Funds Award Receipt Acknowledgement