Southeastern launches summer online to meet student needs


Wednesday, April 8, 2020
by: Tonya Lowentritt

      HAMMOND – In response to the urgent needs of both current and new students during a financially difficult time for many, Southeastern Louisiana University is launching “Summer Online” for the upcoming semester at a reduced cost. The average cost for most students, including out of state students taking up to six hours, will be $325 or less per credit hour and is inclusive of all typical student fees.
     Southeastern is also now extending a tuition reduction to graduate students and hopes they will take advantage of the online semester offerings as well.
     “Summer Online will provide students with the opportunity to select from hundreds of fully online courses for the summer 2020 semester. With courses lasting either four or eight weeks, credit can be earned in as little as a month at this highly reduced cost,” said Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs Tena L. Golding.
     For those who are not currently students, Southeastern is providing yet another incentive to try Summer Online. Throughout the month of April, all application fees will be waived for students who apply for entry to Southeastern during the summer or fall semesters.
     “Along with the financial cost reduction, the online instruction and wide availability of offerings allow students to more rapidly advance their degree progress while addressing COVID-19 concerns over in-person contact, helping students to better focus on their studies while also helping ensure their health and safety,” Golding said.
     By providing the flexibility that online courses offer, more students are able to take courses at Southeastern during the summer semester, Golding explained. When offered in the past, the format has been embraced by both traditional and non-traditional students alike. High school students and students from other universities, who may live too far away to commute, are likewise encouraged to take advantage of the program to advance toward their degree.
     “This innovative new Summer Online initiative is part of Southeastern’s ongoing commitment to remaining one of the best values among four-year colleges in the region—providing an affordable, high-quality, and supportive education centered around the needs of today’s students,” Golding said.
     Priority registration for the summer term is now open, with regular registration beginning April 10 and classes kicking off on June 3.
     For more information on Southeastern’s summer sessions, visit or contact the Office of the Registrar at

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