Steps to Apply

Step 1: Apply to Southeastern

You must apply and be accepted into Southeastern, before you can apply for Financial Aid. 

Step 2: Complete the FAFSA Each Academic Year

You must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form for each academic year that you would like to receive aid. Forms for the following
year are made available beginning October 1. To increase your chances of being considered
for programs with limited funds, complete the FAFSA as soon after October 1 as possible.
Southeastern’s financial aid process begins with the fall term. Southeastern’s Federal School Code: 002024

Once the FAFSA has been completed, you will need to verify your financial aid application
is complete by providing additional information or documentation. All requested verification
documents must be completed before being awarded a financial aid package. It is imperative
to respond quickly to any requests for additional information.

The FAFSA is processed by the FAFSA Processing System (FPS) and generates a printed
FAFSA Submission Summary. The following are some helpful hints to ensure you have a valid Summission Summary:

  • Review your FAFSA Summission Summary for accuracy
  • If corrections are required revisit the FAFSA website and select “make corrections to a processed FAFSA”

Step 3: Complete Verification

Federal verification is a process which requires institutions to verify the accuracy of the information
provided on the FAFSA of randomly selected applicants in an effort to ensure federal
aid is distributed to those who are eligible. If your FAFSA is selected for verification
by the U.S. Department of Education, you are required to provide documentation to
the Office of Financial Aid  & Scholarships in order to verify the information provided
on the FAFSA.

Direct Loan Deadlines

To receive a loan for the academic year, the deadline to return all required documents
is the first business day of May. To receive a semester only loan, the deadline to
return all required documents is as follows:

  • Fall only loans: First business day of December
  • Spring only loans: First business day of May
  • Summer only loans: Last business day of July

How to Submit Requested Documents

Verifications documents can be submitted via e-mail, or mail the Office of Financial
Aid. Please note: Students should put their name and W numbers on all submitted documents.  

E-mail verification to:

[email protected]

Mail verification to:

Office of Financial Aid
SLU 10768
Hammond, LA 70402