Southeastern accepts the Pell Grant from the Federal Department of Education’s Federal Student Aid, as well as the Need-Based Scholarship from the North Carolina Department of Education.

For students to be considered for either Federal Pell Grants or the North Carolina Need-Based Scholarship, they must complete the FAFSA® and select Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary as their school of choice (School Code: G02963).

Once the student has completed the FAFSA®, the Federal and State Governments will communicate the student’s eligibility directly to Southeastern.

In order to keep this award, the student must maintain eligibility status based on making Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP).

Additionally, the student is required to submit all requested documentation for government mandated verification. Failure to submit the requested documentation will result in the student losing the award.

The FAFSA® opens each year on October 1 for the following academic year. Students are encouraged to submit their FAFSA® as soon as possible.

As noted above, to be considered for institutional aid, the student must complete the FAFSA®, along with the Southeastern’s Institutional Financial Aid Application.

Federal Pell Grant

Federal School Code: G02963

The Federal Pell Grant may be awarded to undergraduate students who have exceptional financial need and who have not earned a bachelor’s, graduate, or professional degree.

Students apply for the Pell Grant by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®) each year they are a degree-seeking undergraduate student.

Basic Eligibility Requirements

  • demonstrate financial need;
  • be a U.S. citizen or an eligible noncitizen;
  • have a valid Social Security number (some exceptions apply);
  • be enrolled or accepted for enrollment in an eligible degree or certificate program; and
  • maintain satisfactory academic progress

For the full list of eligibility requirements, please see the Federal Student Aid Eligibility Requirements.

The Pell Grant, unlike student loans, does not have to be paid back.

A student who meets certain requirements might be eligible for a larger Pell Grant if his or her parent died as result of military service in Iraq or Afghanistan or in the line of duty as a public safety officer.