Student Costs And Finances
- Cost Of Attendance
The College at Southeastern calculates tuition costs by the credit hour. For a summary of predictive tuition rates along with required costs of attendance, follow the link below.
- Financial Aid
1) Criteria considered when selecting students for awards.
There are multiple rounds of awarding that take place for granting institutional financial aid. Several formulas are used to consider a student’s financial situation (this includes their income and cost of attendance). Initial awards are granted based on a student’s overall financial situation and the funds for which they are eligible. Another round of awarding involves looking more holistically at a student’s situation. Any special circumstances the student included on their application are considered, as well as grades, degree program, degree level, and other aid available to the student. Certain funds have more particular donor agreements and separate scholarship committees meet to decide on those awards. Some of these funds include Kingdom Diversity and some of the missions-related scholarships.
2) Eligibility Requirements
To be considered for any form of Southeastern’s institutional aid, each current or prospective student must fill out the Institutional Financial Aid Application and the Free Application for Federal Student Aid. However, completion of these applications does not guarantee an award. Reapplication must be made annually.
Students who are selected for verification must complete the verification process in order to retain their institutional, state, or federal awards. Upon notification that they have been selected for verification, students have three weeks to complete the process. If they fail to do so, their awards will be removed. For institutional and state awards, if students complete the verification process by the institutional drop date, the award will be re-instated. For Federal Pell Grants, students will have their award re-instated if they complete verification by the federal deadline.
Additionally, students should maintain a 2.0 cumulative GPA or above to receive institutional aid, with preference given to students with higher GPAs. Some scholarships may require a 2.5 GPA 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(a term and/or cumulative GPA below 2.0) are ineligible for institutional aid and should expect their aid to be rescinded.
Students must be degree-seeking at SEBTS to be eligible for institutional financial aid; “credit-only” students are ineligible.
Students must remain enrolled at full-time status for the entire semester to receive the full amount of any Institutional award.
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.
Students who fall at half-time or below will lose any remaining aid. 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.
Most institutional scholarships are tuition-specific and may not be refunded to the student as cash or a check.
Students in continuous enrollment classes should not expect to receive institutional financial aid.
Unless otherwise specified, all institutional scholarships are open to on-campus and distance learning students.
3) Methods and Frequency of disbursements of Aid
The Financial Aid Office conducts an award confirmation process after the last day to drop classes for the fall, spring and summer. Once a student is confirmed to meet the various eligibility standards, they may be approved to have their aid disbursed each semester.
For all other questions concerning the financial aid policies at Southeastern please visit the Financial Aid page.
- Cost Estimator
You may estimate your cost by visiting the Tuition and Fees Estimator.
Students are able to purchase their books through Southeastern’s Virtual Bookstore.
Any student who has an Official Pell Credit Balance (a Pell Award exceeding institutional charges) may contact the accounting office to request funds for purchasing books.
Enrollment And Withdrawal
- Transfer of Credit Page
The Registrar’s Office at the College at Southeastern determines the policies by which the College will accept transfer credit from other institutions. For a full explanation of how your credits will transfer to Southeastern please visit the Transfer of Credit page in the school’s course catalog.
- Learn More
The College at Southeastern has adopted the following Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) policy according to federal and state mandates. Both federal statutes and the U.S. Department of Education regulations require institutions of higher education to establish minimum standards of SAP for students receiving federal aid.
- Academic Calendar
The Financial Aid Census Date will fall the day after the last day to drop classes each semester. These dates can be found on the Academic Calendar located on the College’s webpage.
In order to withdraw from enrollment, a student must consult the Registrar, obtain certain required approvals, return all materials on loan to the Library, and clear their accounts with the Accounting Services office. A Withdrawal Form is available online via CampusNet. Students whose withdrawals are completed before the final drop date will receive a reversal of fees. Students who have not completed requirements for a degree and who do not plan to enroll for the following term are required to withdraw from enrollment through the withdrawal procedure.
Additionally, a student may initiate the withdrawal process by contacting the Coordinator of Student Success, the Assistant Registrar for the College at Southeastern, or the Director or Assistant Director of Student Resources & Financial Aid. This contact can be in written form or by way of conversation while they are acting in their official capacity as employees of the institution. An official withdrawal is finalized by completing the process outlined in the previous paragraph.
Unofficial withdrawals: Students are considered to have unofficially withdrawn when they cease attendance or academic engagement in all their classes, so that they do not complete the course requirements. Professors who choose to assign failing grades due to a lack of academic engagement will assign the grade of FI. Students who earn all FIs are considered unofficially withdrawn.
- For students in all on-campus classes, ceasing attendance will be determined by the course attendance records.
- Since attendance is not required in on-line classes, for students in online or on-campus and online courses, ceasing attendance will be determined by the last date of academic activity.
- Additionally, if a student in all online classes indicates her intention to withdraw to the Coordinator of Student Success, the Assistant Registrar for the College at Southeastern, or the Director or Associate Director of Student Resources & Financial Aid who are acting in their official capacity, but never officially completes the withdrawal process, she will also be considered to have unofficially withdrawn.
If a student remains enrolled in only non-Title IV eligible classes, the student is considered withdrawn for Title IV purposes, and The College at Southeastern will initiate the R2T4 process.
In other words, any student who fails to receive a passing grade or an earned F in any of their classes in a term is considered to have withdrawn from that term. At this point, the institution will review the student’s academic activity in order to determine the withdrawal date for R2T4 calculations.
A student who drops a class before the drop period expires will have his/her tuition and fees reversed for all classes dropped in this period, minus any applicable add/drop fees. A student who withdraws (officially or unofficially) from Southeastern before the drop period expires will have his/her full tuition reversed, minus applicable add/drop fees. After the drop period expires, students will not have their tuition and fees for that semester reversed for withdrawals. At this point, students are expected to pay the full tuition and fees balance on their accounts.
The last day of the drop period can be found on the academic calendar each semester. Requests to drop classes are made to the office of the Registrar. Requests to withdraw can be made to Student Success.
When a student has a Title IV credit balance on his account, the following process will apply:
- The school will not release any portion of the Title IV credit balance to the student and will not return any portion to the Department of Education prior to performing the R2T4 process.
- The school will perform the R2T4 calculation, including any existing Title IV credit balance for the period, but excluding any Title IV credit balance from a previous balance.
- The school will apply any applicable refund policy to determine if doing so creates a new or larger Title IV credit balance.
- The College at Southeastern will allocate any Title IV credit balance according to the policies found in the R2T4 policy under “Title IV Credit Balances after Student Withdrawal.”
- Return to Title IV Policy
The Federal government requires that if a student completely withdraws, officially or unofficially, from a payment period in which he or she is receiving Title IV funds, the school must calculate how much of the award the student has earned and return the remaining amount to the government.
Southeastern only participates in the Federal Pell Program as part of Title IV. As a result, in the case of an Overaward in which the student has more financial aid than tuition and fees, the Pell Grant will not be reduced. Other sources of financial aid, however, may be reduced to match the student’s needed financial aid.
In cases of inadvertent overpayments—when The College at Southeastern disburses Title IV funds to a student who has ceased attendance but the College has not yet determined they have withdrawn—these overpayments will always be included in the R2T4 calculation as “aid that could have been disbursed.”
North Carolina state law requires that all entering students present to school authorities a verified record of immunizations (G.S. 130A-155.1).
The College at Southeastern requires students to fill out the following immunization information prior to matriculation. Applicants must be verified for the following:
- Measles: Two doses required for all new students born since 1957. (An individual born prior to 1957 shall not be required to receive measles vaccine.)
- Rubella: One dose required for all new students through 49 years of age. (An individual who has attained his or her fiftieth birthday shall not be required to receive rubella vaccine except in an outbreak situation.)
- Tetanus-Diphtheria: Three doses required, one of which must have been within the last ten years.
For information on The College at Southeastern’s accreditation and accrediting organizations, you may visit the Accreditation page of the school’s website.
The College at Southeastern awards a variety of Associates Degrees, Bachelors of Science, Bachelors of Arts, and Certificates. For a full list of all programs at The College at Southeastern, visit the Programs of Study page on the School website.
The following information includes the demographics of enrolled, full time students:
- Male/Female (Fall 2023): 205 (male)/111 (female)
- Self-identified members of a minority racial or ethnic group (Spring 2020): 64
Please visit the Faculty page to see the current full-time teaching personnel at the College at Southeastern.
For all information on Student Outcomes, including graduation, retention, and placement rates, please visit the Educational Effectiveness page on the College’s website.
- College Scorecard
Visit the following page to see The College at Southeastern’s College Scorecard.
- Vance-Granville’s Website
The College at Southeastern has a written arrangement with Vance-Granville Community College to provide a portion of the student’s academic and/or vocational coursework. The student is eligible to receive up to 45 credit hours from Vance-Granville which will be accepted as part of a Bachelor’s of Science at the College at Southeastern. The presentation method for classes available to students in this can be either on-campus or distance learning based on the particular program the student enrolls in at Vance-Granville. At this time, there should be no additional costs to the student for this arrangement beyond tuition, associated fees, and the costs of books and other supplies per classroom needs. For more information on Vance-Granville Community College, you may access their website below.
200 Community College Road, Henderson, NC 27537
Office of Postsecondary Education ID: 009903-00
Federal School Code: 00903
Please note: Students in this arrangement may only receive Pell Grant and North Carolina Need Based Scholarship funds for one of the two institutions in any given semester.
- Title IX
The College at Southeastern strives to provide and promote a safe and welcoming environment for the campus community where misconduct in all forms is prohibited and recognized as unacceptable. Southeastern does not tolerate acts of sexual harassment, interpersonal violence, sexual misconduct, or sex/gender-based discrimination. All members of our community are expected to conduct themselves in a manner that reflects Southeastern’s values, personal integrity, and a respect for others.
For information on our Title IX policies, please visit the Title IX page on the College’s website.
- Disability Services
Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary and the College at Southeastern (SEBTS) do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ancestry, religion, age, sex, national origin, pregnancy or childbirth, disability or military veteran status. In compliance with Section 503 and 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA, as amended 2008), the institution will make reasonable accommodations to ensure equal opportunity and access for qualified students to applicable programs, services, activities, and facilities. Students with documented physical or learning disabilities may receive assistance on a case-by-case basis according to individual needs.
For more information on our policies and services, please go to the Disability Services page on the College’s website.
The Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) was implemented in 1974 as a federal law to protect the privacy of student education records. FERPA also gives students the right to review their education records, seek to amend inaccurate information in their records, and provide consent for the disclosure of their records. This law applies to all schools that receive funds under an applicable program of the U.S. Department of Education.
According to FERPA, the College at Southeastern ensures proper processing of students’ personally identifiable information (PII). No individual without legitimate official educational or legal interests may access a student’s PII without prior written consent from the student. In regard to his or her personally identifiable information, the student retains the following rights:
- The Student has the right to review his or her academic records by contacting the Registrar’s Office ([email protected]). The student may also request to amend the record if he or she believes the information is inaccurate, misleading, or violates the student’s rights.
- If the initial request for amendment is denied by the Registrar’s Office, the student has the right to appeal the decision with the Dean of Students Office ([email protected]).
- The student will maintain the right to be contacted and requested in order to disclose his or her records.
Students wishing to request that specific third-parties have access to their account information may complete a Student Record Release form. This serves as a waiver of the student’s rights under the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) for the specified third-parties. NOTE: Student needs to complete a form for EACH individual, e.g., 1 form for mom & 1 form for dad, not 1 for both parents.
To complete a FERPA Student Record Release form, please complete the following steps:
- Login to Self-Service via student email.
- Click on “Go to Term Check In.”
- “Go to Term Check In” should appear on the home page when you login if you have not completed the Term Check In.
- If you have already completed the Term Check In, then you will need to select the “Registration” tab and click on “Term Check In” in drop down menu.
- Under “Verify Student Records Releases”:
- Click on “Manage Releases” if needing to update/add/change releases.
- Check the box “this information is correct” if no changes/updates/additions need to be made
- Click “Save” once completed.
The College at Southeastern retains the right to disclose certain information, designated as directory information, without prior consent from the student. The following pieces of information have been designated as directory information:
- Student Name
- Dates of Attendance
- Participation in Campus Organizations and Intramurals
- Date of Birth
- Degrees Awarded
- Enrollment Status
- Current Field of Study
A student may opt out of disclosure for directory information by filling out a Directory Information Opt-Out Request with the Registrar’s Office. Doing so will require the school to get student consent to disclose any directory information except in cases of official educational or legal interest.
- Submit A Confidential Complaint
Any individual seeking to wage a grievance against Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary regarding a possible violation of the Principles of Accreditation, the Core Requirements, and policies or procedures, as well as to address possible violations of the institution’s own policies and procedures, if related to the latest edition of the Principles of Accreditation of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools is encouraged to contact the Office of Institutional Effectiveness for a copy of the latest edition of Complaint Procedures Against the Commission or its Accredited Institutions. Complaints against Southeastern, regarding issues related to the Principles of Accreditation, filed in accordance with the SACSCOC procedure are filed in the Office of Institutional Effectiveness. All other student grievances are filed in accordance with the latest edition of the Student Handbook. If you wish to submit a complaint about a class or professor, please contact the Associate Dean of the College, Dr. Aucoin, at [email protected].
If students are unable to resolve a complaint through the institution’s grievance procedures, they may review the Student Complaint Policy, complete the Student Complaint Form located on the State Authorization webpage, and submit the complaint to [email protected] or to the following mailing address:
North Carolina Post-Secondary Education Complaints
c/o Student Complaints
University of North Carolina System Office
910 Raleigh Road, Chapel Hill, NC 27515-2688
As a Christian institution, The College at Southeastern believes that as a part of being good citizens and loving our neighbors, our students should take the responsibility and opportunity to vote seriously.
- Student Handbook
Students in attendance at Southeastern are expected to maintain high standards of academic integrity appropriate to a Christian lifestyle. Plagiarism and cheating in any form will not be tolerated. Integrity requires that the Christian student conduct him or herself according to the highest academic standards. Plagiarism is a very serious offense because it is a form of stealing and usually some form of defrauding a neighbor. Not only does plagiarism steal from the original author, it also takes away from the student the opportunity to learn and grow in the way the assignment was intended to provide.
For more information on The College at Southeastern’s Plagiarism and Cheating policy and the accompanying disciplinary procedures, you may refer to Plagiarism & Cheating section under the Student Handbook.
- Learn More
It is the desire of the College at Southeastern to provide the highest quality of education as well as an environment that facilitates learning and Christian growth. All students, faculty, and staff are expected to live according to the highest standards of Christian behavior. In addition, the Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act Amendments of 1989 and the Drug-Free Workplace Act of 1988 require all schools and institutions of higher education to adopt and implement a program to prevent the illicit use of drugs and the abuse of alcohol by students and employees on SEBTS property or as part of any SEBTS activity. This policy, which is part of the SEBTS program adopted to comply with these Acts, will be distributed to all students, staff, and faculty annually. If the student or employee has any questions regarding this policy or wishes to receive further information on the institution’s Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act and Drug-Free Workplace Act program, the student or employee should contact the Dean of Students Office or the Human Resources Office.
In compliance with the Higher Education Opportunity Act, specifically with sections 485 and 487 of that legislation, Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary and the College at Southeastern (SEBTS) strictly forbids the unauthorized duplication, use, and/or distribution of copyrighted materials, including music and video files, through peer-to-peer file sharing on the SEBTS network. These actions expose the student to consequential civil and criminal liabilities.
Summary of Civil and Criminal Penalties for Violation of Federal Copyright Laws:
Copyright infringement is the act of exercising, without permission or legal authority, one or more of the exclusive rights granted to the copyright owner under section 106 of the Copyright Act (Title 17 of the United States Code). These rights include the right to reproduce or distribute a copyrighted work. In the filesharing context, downloading or uploading substantial parts of a copyrighted work without authority constitutes an infringement. Penalties for copyright infringement include civil and criminal penalties. In general, anyone found liable for civil copyright infringement may be ordered to pay either actual damages or “statutory” damages affixed at not less than $750 and not more than $30,000 per work infringed. For “willful” infringement, a court may award up to $150,000 per work infringed. A court can, in its discretion, also assess costs and attorneys’ fees. For details, see Title 17, United States Code, Sections 504, 505. Willful copyright infringement can also result in criminal penalties, including imprisonment of up to five years and fines of up to $250,000 per offense. For more information, please see the website of the U.S. Copyright Office at (www.copyright.gov).
SEBTS currently employs an enterprise-class Sonicwall security device for the analysis of inbound and outbound network traffic. Access to peer-to-peer file sharing is blocked as much as possible by Sonicwall. If excessive uploading is detected, the Information Technology (IT) Department will seek to identify the end user’s system, and notify the user of the issue and possible causes. If contact cannot be made with the system owner, the data connection will be severed until the owner can be reached.
Students involved in peer-to-peer file sharing of which they are not copyright owners are in violation of SEBTS copyright policy and can potentially be subject to a lawsuit by the copyright holder under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act. Infringing on copyrights is against federal law. Failure to obey copyright laws may result in an FBI investigation and/or prosecuting alleged violations. If a student is served a subpoena, SEBTS will comply with the terms of the subpoena. You are responsible for understanding what constitutes legal use of music, movies, software, images, and other copyright works that you own or use. Student action involved in peer-to-peer file sharing or the unauthorized duplication, use, and/or distribution of copyrighted materials could result in the consequences of loss of privileges to use SEBTS networks and computer systems, possible probation, suspension, or expulsion, and/or can be consigned to law enforcement.
The illegal download of copyrighted materials results in major consequences. However, there are some free legal alternatives for downloading materials. See the list below:
- Hulu: hulu.com
- iTunes: apple.com/itunes
- Last.fm: last.fm
- Netflix: netflix.com
- Pandora: pandora.com
- Spotify Student: spotify.com/student
- YouTube: youtube.com