Eligibility Standards

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  • To be considered for any form of Southeastern’s institutional aid, each current or prospective student must fill out the Standard Financial Aid Application and submit all requested tax materials.

  • Except where otherwise specified, all institutional scholarships are open to campus and distance-learning students.

  • Southeastern does not accept any Title IV funding from the federal government. The FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) is open only to College at Southeastern students from North Carolina for application to the NC Needs-Based state grant (residency requirements apply).

  • Students must remain enrolled at full-time status for the entire semester to receive the full amount of any Institutional awards.

  • Students enrolled at part-time status before the drop-date will have their awards reduced by 50%. Students who withdraw from courses after the drop-date and fall below full-time status will have their institutional financial aid reduced by 25% for each course they withdraw from. Please note, students who withdraw are charged the full cost of any courses they withdraw from.

  • Students who are enrolled at half-time or below are considered ineligible for any institutional awards.

  • Students should maintain a 2.5 cumulative GPA or above to receive institutional aid, with preference given to higher GPA (some Designated and/or Specialized Scholarships may require a 3.0 or higher).

  • Students with a status of Academic Probation (a term and/or cumulative GPA below 2.0) are ineligible for institutional aid and should expect for their aid to be rescinded.

  • Students must be degree-seeking at SEBTS to be eligible for institutional financial aid; “credit-only” students are ineligible.

  • Most institutional scholarships are tuition-specific and may not be refunded to the student as a check or cash.

  • Students eligible for substantial external types of aid, such as the Keesee and NC Need-Based Grants, are expected to apply for those in conjunction with Southeastern’s Standard Financial Aid Application.

  • Students must complete the Standard Financial Aid Application and submit all requested tax materials within the designated application periods; however, completion of the application does not guarantee an award.

  • Reapplication must be made annually.

  • Students in Continuous Enrollment classes should not expect to receive Institutional Financial Aid.