Master’s & Doctoral Financial Aid
Graduate students are those who are earning a master’s or doctoral degree through Southeastern University. These degrees are offered online, in-person, or in a hybrid learning format. Discover the many financial aid resources SEU has available for you. Not sure where to start? Here’s your step-by-step guide.
Click on each step for details.
Your SEU Enrollment Counselor is also a great resource for financial aid help — and for helping you find everything you need to feel at home at SEU. Find your enrollment counselor here.
The only way to see which types of aid you qualify for is to complete your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Here’s how.
Note: If you do not qualify for an unsubsidized student loan, you may be able to apply for a Graduate Plus loan.
The tuition for our master’s and doctoral degrees are competitively priced, so at this time, institutional scholarships are not available. However, you are welcome to look into third-party scholarships and/or student loans designed for master’s or doctoral students. Be sure to complete your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) if you are planning to explore any of these options.
Once you’ve been accepted to SEU, we’ll email account setup instructions and your SEU ID number to the email address you provided when you filled out your application. Use it to set up access to SEU’s campus systems and your new SEU email account. You’ll then be able to review your financial aid award letter, register for classes, and much more.
Get additional help here.
(Pro tip: Check your SEU email often!)
Log in to Your Award (Net Partner) — your one stop shop for all things financial aid—to view your awards, find and complete all required forms, and check the status of any missing documents.
We welcome you to apply any scholarships you may have earned toward your tuition costs. Our financial aid counselors will assist you as needed, however, you will need to coordinate your benefits with the source of the scholarship.
Many employers offer tuition assistance or reimbursement. We will be glad to provide you with the documentation you need to take advantage of these benefits.
Regardless of need or financial standing, Southeastern’s affordable monthly payment plans are available to all students and families. Determine your monthly payment and enroll online here. There is no approval process to enroll in a payment plan, and the only required cost is a nominal, per-semester enrollment fee.
SEU gladly works with students who qualify for aid from the Department of Veterans Affairs. Learn more here.
Loans need to be paid back, but are generally taken out at a low, fixed interest rate. Depending on the type, loans can be secured in the name of the student or the parents. Here are a few examples.
Scholarships and grants do not need to be repaid; loans do.
* Subsidized and Unsubsidized Loans require students to complete loan documents, and will automatically be processed for the entire amount for which a student is eligible (unless SEU is notified otherwise).
Once you’re accepted to SEU, it’s time to make your plans! Saving your spot as an online student doesn’t require a deposit, so be sure to take care of these steps right away so that we know you’ll be logging in when classes start.
Prior to the first day of class each semester, be sure you have Financial Clearance, which is ensuring all of your estimated costs are covered through financial aid, a payment plan, or direct payment.
Students whose balances are not resolved may incur finance charges and/or a financial hold, which prevents future course registration.
Get to know some of the terms you’ll hear most often as you explore your options for covering college costs.
Scholarships are earned based on certain criteria, such as academic merit, and don’t have to be repaid.
Grants are often based on financial need and don’t have to be repaid. For example, SEU Need-Based Grants are awarded to students who demonstrate financial need as determined by the FAFSA. (Award amounts vary and may change as resources increase or decrease.)
Regardless of need or financial standing, Southeastern’s affordable monthly payment plans are available to all students and families, and accrue no interest. Determine your monthly payment and enroll online here. There is no approval process to enroll in a payment plan, and the only required cost is a nominal, per-semester enrollment fee.
SAP refers to the requirement that students maintain a certain cumulative GPA and complete a certain percentage of attempted courses in order to remain eligible to renew federal aid annually.
Loans need to be paid back, but are generally taken out at a low, fixed interest rate. Here are a few examples.