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Undergraduate Scholarships & Grants

Find the Scholarships for You

We’re dedicated to making your Christian higher education experience as affordable as possible, so we have a variety of scholarship opportunities available to students from multiple backgrounds and talents.

Don't forget the FAFSA

Before you can apply for scholarships (or any financial aid) you need to submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). SEU’s FAFSA code is 001521. Get more FAFSA info here.

Deadlines

Each scholarship below may have its own application deadline; see descriptions below. Contact Student Financial Services at sfs@seu.edu with any questions.

Academic Scholarships

These scholarships are renewable up to 4 years and are automatically applied based on the below criteria.

2022–2023

GPAScholarshipAmount
4.20 & AboveChancellor’s Scholarship$16,000
3.85– 4.19President’s Scholarship$14,000
3.15– 3.849Regent’s Scholarship$12,000
2.75– 3.149Southeastern Scholarship$8,000
2.749 & BelowFounder’s Scholarship$6,000

A Note About Test Scores

SEU has pivoted to new methods for determining scholarship amounts. 

  • If you do not take the SAT or ACT, your weighted high school GPA will determine your scholarship tier (see above). 
  • If you do take the test(s), a strong score will benefit your scholarship level. 
  • Test scores will only be factored in if they help you reach a higher scholarship level. 
  • Students who are receiving scholarships through the SEU School of Honors or Florida Bright Futures are still required to submit test scores.

Contact your SEU enrollment counselor with any questions regarding your scholarship opportunities.

General Criteria: Available to transfer students with 12 credit hours or more after high school graduation who are transferring credits from an accredited university. Full-time SEU enrollment is required, and a student may qualify for up to eight consecutive semesters. Scholarship is renewable by maintaining a cumulative GPA of at least 2.0.

Eligibility Deadlines: Fall semester is July 1 and spring semester is December 1, unless noted otherwise in individual scholarships.

2022–2023

Cumulative GPAScholarshipAmount
3.25+Quest$10,000
2.25– 3.24Journey$8,000
2.249 & belowVenture$6,000

These scholarships are not applicable to nontraditional or graduate programs.

Acceptance into the Honors Program as a first-year freshman or as a transfer student who has at least four semesters remaining and was an active participant in an honors program at a prior institution. Invitation into the program by committee review and selection. Program participants must be full-time students (taking a minimum of 12 credit hours per semester) and maintain a cumulative GPA of at least 3.6. This scholarship is renewable each year a student is in the program and has successfully completed his or her honors course requirements with a minimum B+ grade.

Amount: $3,000 (added to academic scholarship and divided over first two semesters)

For students who take dual enrollment courses through SEU.

Amount: $1,000

Application & Deadline: Complete this application by February 15. (Must be accepted to SEU, submit a completed FAFSA and submit scholarship application by this date.)

Criteria: Must complete and earn credit for at least one SEU dual enrollment class during senior year of high school. This scholarship is “stackable” with other SEU institutional aid.

Minimum GPA: 2.0

Note: Scholarship quantities are limited.

Apply here.

Pastoral & Ministry

Eligibility Deadline: Fall semester deadline is July 1; Spring semester deadline is December 1.

Available to dependent children of a licensed or ordained minister who works full time for a church. Need-based as determined by the required Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Full-time SEU enrollment is required.

Award varies (based on need and available funds.) Reach out to your admission counselor for more information, as this scholarship is not automatically applied. 

This scholarship is not applicable to nontraditional or graduate programs.

Eligibility Deadline: February 15.

Renewable tuition grants for Barnett College of Ministry & Theology, media ministry, and church music majors. To receive the base-level renewable aid of $500 per semester students must be a declared Practical Ministries; Children, Youth, & Family Ministries; Worship Ministries; Biblical Studies; Intercultural Studies; Multidisciplinary Studies; Church Music; or Media Ministry major in good standing with a GPA of at least 3.25 AND remain involved in the ministry of the local church. Students will have opportunities to earn an additional $250 per semester through ministry, service, or other experiences at Southeastern. All students in the majors listed above will receive an application email at the beginning of each semester. Contact Dr. Daniel McNaughton (dlmcnaughton@seu.edu) for more information or questions.

This grant is not applicable to nontraditional or graduate programs.

This scholarship will match a church’s contribution towards its pastor’s graduate degree at SEU up to $2,000 of the total program cost. Must be a full-time licensed or ordained minister and be accepted into and enrolled in an SEU graduate program. Must be enrolled in a minimum of six credit hours per semester.

Amount: Up to $2,000 of the total program cost

Additional Scholarships & Grants

General Criteria: Full-time SEU enrollment required.

Eligibility Deadlines: Fall semester is July 1 and spring semester is December 1, unless noted otherwise in individual scholarships.

Applications: Some of these programs require a separate application. Please see the details below for links and additional information.

Available to first-time freshmen with a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0. Essay required with application. Application deadline is February 15. Awards are limited and based on committee selection. May qualify for up to eight consecutive semesters.

Amount: $2,000 (divided over first two semesters). Apply here.

Available to first-time freshmen with a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0 who are graduates of a private Christian high school. Essay required with application. Application deadline is February 15. Awards are limited and based on committee selection. Must have a 3.0 GPA to qualify. Renewable by maintaining a cumulative GPA of at least 2.5. May qualify for up to eight consecutive semesters.

Amount: $1,000 (divided over first two semesters). Apply here.

Available to dependents of SEU alumni. Need-based. May qualify for up to eight consecutive semesters. Application deadline is February 15.

Amount: $500 (divided over first two semesters). Apply here.

Need-based grant available to first-year freshmen and transfer students. Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) required. Amount: Award varied as determined by original need and other awards

Available to finalists in any of the above programs. May qualify for up to eight consecutive semesters. Renewable by maintaining a GPA of at least 3.6.

Amount: $3,000 (divided over first two semesters)

Available to parents, children, spouses or siblings who are immediate family members and are enrolled in the same semester. (Dependent is defined as “dependent student” for federal financial aid purposes.) Graduate programs and discounted programs, including but not limited to the Forum, evening, online and Academy, are not eligible for this discount.

Amount: 10% tuition discount for the student closer to degree completion. Apply here.

Through Southeastern’s endowed scholarship program, alumni and other individuals have the opportunity to invest in the future of our students. Whether you have a financial need, meet a GPA requirement or satisfy one of the other criteria, you may be eligible to receive an endowed scholarship. Applications are accepted from February 1 through March 1. Students must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) before applying. Students may apply for up to 5 of the endowed scholarships listed with the possibility of receiving one. View the list of endowed scholarships here.

Amount: Award amount and duration varies as determined by Scholarship Committee.

Application window: February 1–March 1

*Application required. See details above for application link.

Performance Scholarships

Performance-based. Audition and separate application required. Full-time SEU enrollment required. Contact the School of Music office at 863.667.5144 for assistance.

Award amount and duration varies as determined by music faculty. Apply here.

Available to declared film production majors. Full-time SEU enrollment required. A film reel or portfolio must be submitted. Renewable by maintaining a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0. May qualify for up to eight consecutive semesters if the student remains a film production major. Contact the Department of Communication at 863.667.5119 for deadlines and details. Amount: Award amount and duration varies as determined by the Department of Communication
Full-time SEU enrollment required. Contact the Department of Athletics at 863.667.5046 for details and tryout information. Amount: Awards vary as determined by the Department of Athletics

Assemblies of God Scholarships

Available to first-time freshmen or undergraduate transfers who participated in the Assemblies of God National Fine Arts Festival. Full-time SEU enrollment is required, and a student may qualify for up to eight consecutive semesters. Scholarships are renewable by maintaining a cumulative GPA of at least 2.0.  

Amount: Students can only receive one of the listed awards. Click here for more information.

Eligibility Deadlines: Contact your admission counselor for details.

Available to Assemblies of God ministers, chaplains or full-time administrators at Assemblies of God Christian schools (K–12); spouses and dependents also eligible. Need-based. Amount: Award varies based on need and available funds
Available to dependent children of appointed Assemblies of God foreign and national home missionaries who itinerate for their support and serve on a full-time basis. (Dependent is defined as “dependent student” for federal financial aid purposes.) Need-based. Full-time SEU enrollment required. Application deadline: fall semester, February 15; spring semester, December 1. Amount: Award varies based on need and available funds
Available to first-time freshmen or undergraduate transfers who received an Assemblies of God Royal Rangers Gold Medal of Achievement (GMA) or Honor Star Achievement. Full-time SEU enrollment required. Renewable by maintaining a GPA of at least 2.0. May qualify for up to eight consecutive semesters. Amount: $500 per semester
One scholarship is awarded in a specific year of participation (the highest level of achievement per year is accepted). The highest level of achievement is considered for those participating for more than four years. Must attend SEU within two years of high school graduation and remain continuously enrolled for the total scholarship. Renewable for up to four years. Recipients may apply for other institutional and tuition grants (the total may not exceed the tuition and fees for a given semester). Application and verification must be submitted by May 1. Amount: Award varies. Click here for more information.

The submitted applications and essays will be sent to each district youth director, who will select up to four students within his or her district to receive this scholarship. Selected students will then be eligible for the scholarship, which is prorated over eight consecutive semesters, once they have been accepted to and enrolled at Southeastern for fall 2020. To apply for the DYD Leadership Scholarship, click here.

*Application required. See details above for application link.

Scholarships apply to traditional programs only and require a completed Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

Federal Financial Aid Programs

Awards of two, three and four years are available based on merit and grades. Full-time SEU enrollment required. Must maintain a GPA of at least 2.0. Total awards vary but could cover tuition as well as room and board. Contact the Office of Admission for details. For more information on ROTC, click here. Amount: ROTC covers tuition and other incentives; SEU scholarships cover room and board
Need-based. Submit Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) as early as possible. Priority deadline date is April 15. Amount: Award varies as determined annually by he U.S. Department of Education
Need-based. On-campus employment with hourly wages paid directly to the student to use for educational expenses. Submit Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) as early as possible. Priority deadline is April 15. Amount: Up to $2,000 based on need and available funds

Submit Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) as early as possible. Priority deadline for Perkins is April 15. To apply for a federal student loan, visit studentaid.gov.

Amount: Amount varies by fund

A completed, accurate Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is required for all state funding.

Florida Resident Financial Aid Programs

Awarded to Florida high school graduates who demonstrate high academic achievement. State of Florida Office of Student Financial Assistance determines eligibility. Contact your high school guidance counselor for more information. Amount: Per credit hour as established by the state
Tuition assistance for full-time, undergraduate Florida residents. Completed Student Information Sheet required. Contact SEU’s Office of Student Financial Services at sfs@seu.edu. Amount: Award varies as determined by the state
A need-based grant for full-time, undergraduate Florida residents. Must submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Priority deadline is April 15. Amount: Up to $1,200

A student who is eligible for the Florida Prepaid program should receive a letter from Florida Prepaid, which will direct the student to complete a transfer form. The form must be submitted to Florida Prepaid in order to authorize Southeastern University to receive payments.

Amount: Amounts vary based on program selected

Florida Prepaid FAQs

How do I let Florida Prepaid know I am attending SEU?
To make Florida Prepaid aware that you are attending SEU, complete and submit a Transfer Authorization request before benefits will be paid (these forms are required for private or out-of-state schools). Transfer Authorizations may be submitted online by the Account Owner or the Beneficiary. Please log in to your account on the Florida Prepaid website to begin.  

Since private and out-of-state schools have different tuition rates than in-state public schools, the Transfer Form will require you to select how Florida Prepaid will make payments to SEU, either via the Restricted or Unrestricted option. Florida Prepaid can pay SEU the equivalent of the in-state public school rate based on the number of credit hours enrolled (restricted). Or Florida Prepaid can pay the actual invoiced amount, up to the entire value of the plan (unrestricted).

How does Florida Prepaid work at Southeastern University?
Once a student notifies Florida Prepaid that they are attending SEU, Florida Prepaid will send SEU a breakdown of the student’s Florida Prepaid information, which is linked through their Social Security number.

Once the student is registered for classes, Florida Prepaid will be applied based on enrolled credit hours and Florida Prepaid rates. If changes are made to the course schedule before the end of the add/drop period, Florida Prepaid will automatically recalculate the payment amount.

Students can view the amount billed to Florida Prepaid by looking at their “Course and Fee Statement” in JICS. Simply select the Student Finances tab > My Account Info > Course and Fee Statement. There will be a line called “expected Florida Prepaid” within the statement, which is the amount being billed to Florida Prepaid.

Why has my Florida Prepaid not been applied to my account?
If there are any issues with billing, the business office will reach out to notify you. There are a few reasons Florida Prepaid may not be applied:

  • The Social Security Number on file at SEU the one on file with Florida Prepaid do not match
  • Not authorized (Florida Prepaid has not been made aware you are attending SEU)
  • Plan canceled
  • Eligibility forms need to be signed
  • Plan depleted (no more funds available)
  • Enrollment (or matriculation) year may be incorrect
  • The student chose to opt out
  • Once the student is notified of the error, they will need to connect with Florida Prepaid to get the error(s) rectified.


Does Florida Prepaid cover 100% of tuition?
No. There is no Florida Prepaid Plan that covers 100% of tuition and fees, and at a private institution Florida Prepaid is invoiced by the credit hour rate. In general, Florida Prepaid pays specifically for tuition and/or dorms.

Below is a list of examples of fees that are not covered by any of the Florida Prepaid plans:

  • General Student Fee
  • Technology Fee
  • Vehicle Registration Fee & Parking Tickets
  • Material & Supply Fees


What does Restricted and Unrestricted mean?

  • Restricted — If invoiced for the tuition and fees by credit hour and dollar amount, the Florida Prepaid College Plan will pay the total number of credit hours invoiced — using the average rate payable for a credit hour at Florida’s public colleges or universities. (e.g. 15 credit hours x $116.67 (rate amount) = $1,750.05).
  • Unrestricted — The Florida Prepaid College Plan will pay the total dollar amount invoiced, up to the total plan value. This is essentially requesting the amount of funds you wish to apply, and can be equivalent to that of a restricted amount or more. By selecting this option, you may deplete your prepaid plan at a much faster rate because base tuition rates for private Florida colleges and out-of-state colleges are generally higher.

Please call Florida Prepaid Customer Service if you have further questions. Florida Prepaid will pay private universities an average rate set by the Florida Legislature. These rates are subject to change at any time. Rates for the new academic year are not generally available until mid-August of each year. To estimate your balance due, please use the most recent published rates.

What if I do not want Florida Prepaid billed?
Students can choose to decline the use of their Florida Prepaid plan for any given semester. If you wish to not use your Florida Prepaid during the Fall or Spring semesters, it is essential you fill out the Opt Out Form in the student financial section of JICS and submit this to SFS at sfs@seu.edu before the end of add/drop.

When can I expect to see Florida Prepaid on my account?

  • You will be able to view “expected Florida Prepaid” before add/drop ends.
  • The amount listed will be based on the number of credit hours enrolled at the time.
  • Florida Prepaid will be finalized within the 2 weeks after the add/drop period closes.
  • Once enrolled credit hours are finalized, students will be notified of any issues.
  • If you are using an unrestricted plan and are requesting a specific amount, we ask that this form be completed and submitted at the latest within the first week after add/drop

What are the processing procedures for Florida Prepaid at SEU?
At Southeastern University, Florida Prepaid is administered by the accounts receivable department within the university business office.

Hours: 8:30 a.m.–4:00 p.m., Monday– Friday
Location: Addison Hall

Florida Prepaid processing procedures:

  • You must notify Florida Prepaid of your attendance at SEU so that SEU will receive your Florida Prepaid account information.
    Please note: You are not required to notify the university business office that you want to use your plan, as SEU will automatically send an invoice based on enrolled credit hours.  
  • If you have a 529 Savings Plan through Florida Prepaid, the Account Owner should submit a Withdrawal Request for the desired amount through Florida Prepaid. Please log in to your account on the Florida Prepaid website to begin. You can then use the withdrawals tax-free as long as they are spent on qualified educational expenses.
  • All remaining fees not covered by your Florida Prepaid Plan will be due by your payment deadline. Students can check their charges due on JICS and select the Student Finances tab then My Account Info > My Account Balances.
  • Please be aware of payment deadlines in order to avoid finance charges and/or a financial hold.

Is there any other helpful information?
While this is an exciting time for you and your student, we know it can be overwhelming, too. Here are some tips to help:

  • Encourage your student to enroll in direct deposit to receive their refunds faster.
  • Encourage your student to access the Parent Portal and FERPA Permissions within JICS. Learn more. The individuals listed on this page will be able to inquire about the student’s financial account details.

What can I do with any unused Florida Prepaid hours after I graduate?

Contact Florida Prepaid to discuss your options, which may include using your hours toward graduate school (Prepaid pays at the undergraduate rate), transferring your hours to an eligible family member, or receiving a refund of what was paid into your account.

Where can I learn more about Florida Prepaid?
Visit MyFloridaPrepaid.com for more details. 

Contacts
SEU Accounts Receivable — accountsreceivable@seu.edu
Student Financial Services — sfs@seu.edu | 863.667.5018
Florida Prepaid —customerservice@florida529plans.com | 800.552.4723

 

A completed, accurate Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is required for all state funding.

Third Party Aid Sources

The following sites are promising places to begin finding other kinds of scholarships and grants for which you might qualify:

Alternative private loans are available from a variety of lenders and are designed to help cover costs not covered by federal and institutional financial aid. You should apply for federal financial aid (FAFSA) before considering an alternative private loan. Amount: $500 up to total cost of education FastChoice provides a list of the university’s preferred private lenders and allows current students and prospective students to apply for a private alternative loan. We encourage all students to investigate federal loan options first before making a decision.

A completed, accurate Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is required for all state funding.