Obtaining Financial Aid
How do I pay for college?
There are a number of federal aid programs available to students at Southeastern. With the exception of those students who wish only to apply for the Federal PLUS Load program, students must complete a FAFSA to determine their eligibility for Title IV federal financial assistance.
The following federal financial resources are available to assist you in financing your eduction if you qualify:
Grants: A type of aid awarded to students who demonstrate a financial need. The federal government and many state governments sponsor higher education grant programs. To find out more about the grants you may be eligible for, contact the Office of Financial Aid for assistance.
Loans: Borrowing money for school requires that you understand the different loan programs available to you. There are several federal loan programs available to you that you can learn more about through the Office of Financial Aid.
How to Apply for Financial Aid
With the exception of those students who only wish to apply for the Federal PLUS Loan program, students must complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at www.fafsa.ed.gov to determine their eligibility for Title IV federal financial assistance.
You should gather all relevant financial information ahead of time. Read the directions carefully and follow the instructions for completing the form exactly. When filling out the form, it will ask you tons of questions about your finances and your parent’s finances. You will probably need help from your parents, beginning with federal tax returns. Also, be sure to include Southeastern’s school code on your application (002024).
Southeastern has established priority processing dates to ensure the prompt arrival of Financial Aid. The following dates will assist students in judging when their completed applications should be received by Office of Financial Aid :
March 1 for the Summer Semester
May 1 for the Fall Semester
October 15 for the Spring Semester
Other Financial Aid
Other places you can go to apply for financial aid include:
Scholarship Inquiry Form:If you would like to be included in our scholarship database, please complete the Scholarship Inquiry Form located in the Self Service section of your LEONET account. You must be accepted into the university with an existing Southeastern ID number in order to apply.
General Student Worker Eligibility
A student worker is an hourly employee who is currently enrolled at least half-time at Southeastern Louisiana University and participates in any work-study program offered by the University. The employment is temporary in nature and is incidental to the pursuit of an academic endeavor. Students must meet the following general eligibility requirements before they could be considered for any work-study position.
• Students must be eligible to work in the United States
• Students must be currently enrolled at least half-time at Southeastern
• Students must maintain satisfactory academic progress as defined by the university
Work study students may work a maximum of 20 hours a week during semesters. Students may work up to 40 hours per week during university designated breaks and holidays. For more information about becoming a student worker, contact the Office of Financial Aid.