Entering Freshman Scholarships

Southeastern offers several scholarship opportunities for students through Southeastern's Scholarship Services Office as well as several of Southeastern's academic departments. All Southeastern scholarships are awarded on a funds available basis and are subject to change.

Southeastern Honors Scholarships are granted automatically to incoming freshmen who qualify. Combined with the Southeastern Promise, these scholarships provide students a fixed rate tuition that is affordable and predictable.    

Southeastern’s deadline for priority scholarships are as follows:

  • Students admitted for Summer/Fall is January 15
  • Students admitted for Spring is September 15

 

Priority Scholarships

Specific scholarship levels are based on your ACT and high school GPA as follows:

 

Apply by January 15

Those who apply by January 15 are eligible for our best scholarships, our Priority Scholarships.

High School GPA 3.5 - 4.0

  Tuition and Fees* TOPS* Scholarship Award* Annual Out of Pocket Expense Housing and Meal Award*
ACT 30+ $8,765 $6,452 $4,000 $0 $3,000
ACT 27-29 $8,765 $6,452 $3,750 $0 $2,000
ACT 24-26 $8,765 $6,052 $2,500 $213 $1,000
ACT 23 $8,765 $6,052 $1,000 $1,713

 

High School GPA 3.0 - 3.49

  Tuition and Fees* TOPS* Scholarship Award* Annual Out of Pocket Expense Housing and Meal Award*
ACT 30+ $8,765 $6,452 $4,000 $0 $3,000
ACT 27-29 $8,765 $6,452 $3,250 $0 $2,000
ACT 24-26 $8,765 $6,052 $2,000 $713 $1,000

 

*Costs and awards are estimated based on Fall 2019 information.
Out of Pocket figures exclude housing and dining fees.



Honors Scholarships

Specific scholarship levels are based on your ACT and high school GPA as follows:

 

Apply after January 15

Those who apply after January 15 are eligible for our Honors Scholarship levels.

High School GPA 3.5 - 4.0

  Tuition and Fees* TOPS* Scholarship Award* Annual Out of Pocket Expense Housing and Meal Award*
ACT 30+ $8,765 $6,452 $3,000 $0 $2,000
ACT 27-29 $8,765 $6,452 $2,500 $0 $1,500
ACT 24-26 $8,765 $6,052 $1,800 $913 $750
ACT 23 $8,765 $6,052 $500 $2,213

 

High School GPA 3.0 - 3.49

  Tuition and Fees* TOPS* Scholarship Award* Annual Out of Pocket Expense Housing and Meal Award*
ACT 30+ $8,765 $6,452 $2,500 $0 $2,000
ACT 27-29 $8,765 $6,452 $1,800 $513 $1,500
ACT 24-26 $8,765 $6,052 $1,000 $1,713 $750

 

*Costs and awards are estimated based on Fall 2019 information.
Out of Pocket figures exclude housing and dining fees.

 


Priority and Honors Scholarship Details

The Scholarship packages are available through the Scholarship Services Office. For more information, please call 985-549-5116 or visit us in Room 120 of North Campus, Financial Aid.

  • Any student admitted to Southeastern with a 23 or higher ACT and a minimum 3.5 high school grade point average (unweighted) or a 24 or higher ACT and a 3.0 high school grade point average (unweighted) qualifies for a scholarship at Southeastern.

  • Housing and meal supplements are ONLY available to students who continuously live on campus beginning with their first semester of enrollment.

  • All scholarships are awarded for eight continuous semesters provided retention requirements are met.

  • Students are strongly encouraged to apply early. The application for admission serves as the application for scholarships as well.

  • Qualifying students are also eligible for the Summer Scholars program that allows freshmen to start classes in the summer after high school graduation at a greatly reduced cost.  Tuition is waived for up to 6 hours (typically 2 classes). 

 


Scholarship Retention Requirements 

  • You must earn a MINIMUM 3.0 SEMESTER & CUMULATIVE GPA

  • You must be continuously enrolled full-time each semester (minimum 12 hours).

  • You must attempt and pass no less than 30 hours per academic year.  The academic year is defined as the combination of the Fall, Spring and Summer semesters.

 


Dual Enrollment 15+ Completion Award

Students who complete 15 or more Southeastern dual enrollment credit hours can also receive a $1000 ($500 Fall; $500 Spring) supplementary award for their first year at Southeastern only, contingent on the availability of funds, upon meeting the following criteria:

  • Completion of a minimum of 15 Southeastern dual enrollment credits with a grade of "C" or better.
  • Full time enrollment at Southeastern for the first Fall semester following their high school graduation.