Financial Aid

College is one of the most substantial and important investments you will make in your life. Southeastern University wants to provide as much assistance as possible to make sure our graduates leave school without the crushing burden of student loan debt. That’s why we offer numerous scholarship and grant programs designed to reward high-achieving students and provide needed financial aid to deserving families.

These are a few highlights of our financial aid offerings:

  • More than 97% of our students receive financial aid.
  • Students on average receive about $17,000 in grant awards each year.
  • Pastors, missionaries, and their dependents receive tuition discounts.
  • Honors students can earn up to $48,000 in scholarships over four years.
  • We offer performance scholarships in athletics, fine arts, and other disciplines.
  • SEU students are still eligible for state and federal aid including Bright Futures and the Florida Resident Access Grant.

In order to be considered for any financial assistance, all Southeastern students must submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Southeastern’s FAFSA code is #001521. Also, upon acceptance to SEU, you will receive a letter with instructions on how to complete the Student Information Sheet (SIS) online.

Southeastern University scholarships and grants are not available to students enrolled in The Forum, evening, online, The Academy, or any other already discounted SEU degree program. For a complete list and descriptions of financial aid available at Southeastern University, follow the links on this page. If you have specific questions, call 800.500.8760 or email sfs@seu.edu.

Academic Scholarships for First-Time Freshmen

Full-time SEU enrollment required. Renewable by maintaining a cumulative GPA of at least 3.6. May qualify for up to eight consecutive semesters. $9,000 (divided over first two semester)

Full-time SEU enrollment required. Renewable by maintaining a cumulative GPA of at least 3.4. May qualify for up to eight consecutive semesters. $7,500 (divided over first two semesters)

Full-time SEU enrollment required. Renewable by maintaining a cumulative GPA of at least 3.2. May qualify for up to eight consecutive semesters. $4,500 (divided over first two semesters)

Full-time SEU enrollment required. Renewable by maintaining a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0. May qualify for up to eight consecutive semesters. $2,500 (divided over first two semesters)

Acceptance into the Honors Program as a first-year freshman. Space is limited and first open by invitation to students with at least a 3.8 GPA, SAT score ≥ 1960, and ACT score ≥ 30. Students can apply if they have at least a 3.8 GPA, SAT score between 1800–1959, and ACT score between 27–29. Students must take at least 12 hours each semester and maintain a 3.6 GPA to remain in the program. Application deadline is February 1. Renewable each year that students are in the program. $3,000 (added to academic scholarship and divided over first two semesters)


These scholarships are not applicable to non-traditional or graduate programs.

Academic Scholarships for Transfer Students

Available to students with a cumulative GPA of at least 3.5 who are transferring credits from an accredited university. Full-time SEU enrollment required. Renewable by maintaining a cumulative GPA of at least 3.50. May qualify for up to eight consecutive semesters. $4,000 (divided over first two semesters)

Available to students with a cumulative GPA between 3.0–3.49 who are transferring credits from an accredited university. Full-time SEU enrollment required. Renewable by maintaining a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0. May qualify for up to eight consecutive semesters. $3,000 (divided over first two semesters)

Available to students with a cumulative GPA between 2.5–2.99 who are transferring credits from an accredited university. Full-time SEU enrollment required. Renewable by maintaining a cumulative GPA of at least 2.5. May qualify for up to eight consecutive semesters. $2,000 (divided over first two semesters)


A transfer student is a student with 12 credit hours or more after high school graduation. These scholarships are not applicable to non-traditional or graduate programs.

Pastoral/Ministry Scholarships & Grants

Available to dependent children of a licensed or ordained minister who works full time for a church. Need-based as determined by the required Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Must maintain a minimum of six credit hours per semester. Up to 50% tuition discount (based on need and available funds)

Available to pastors to finish a bachelor’s degree at SEU through online or evening programs. Must maintain a minimum of six credit hours per semester. 10% tuition discount

Available to full-time licensed or ordained ministers who have been accepted and enrolled in an SEU graduate program. Will match a church’s contribution toward its pastor’s graduate degree at SEU up to $2,000 for total program cost. Up to $2,000 match

Renewable tuition grants for College of Christian Ministries & Religion and church music majors. To receive the base-level renewable aid of $1,000, students must be a declared CCMR or church music major in good standing with a GPA of at least 3.25 AND remain involved in the ministry of a local church. Students will have opportunities to increase their aid up to $1,000 per year at $250 increments per semester through ministry, service, or other experiences at Southeastern. Application deadline is February 15. Award varies (based on ministry involvement over four years)

These scholarships are not applicable to non-traditional or graduate programs.

Institutional Scholarships & Grants

Available to non-U.S. citizens with proof of a visa or green card. Full-time SEU enrollment required. Awarded to students based on international GPA matrix. Renewable by maintaining a cumulative GPA associated with academic scholarships for first-time freshmen. May qualify for up to eight consecutive semesters. Not applicable for non-traditional or graduate programs. $2,500–$9,000 (divided over first two semesters)

Available to first-time freshmen. Full-time SEU enrollment required. Application and essay required by February 15. Awards are limited and based on committee selection. Must have at least a 3.0 GPA to qualify. Renewable by maintaining a cumulative GPA of at least 2.5. May qualify for up to eight consecutive semesters. Not applicable to non-traditional or graduate programs. $2,000 (divided over first two semesters)

Available to first-time freshmen who are graduates of Association of Christian Schools International, FLorida League of Christian Schools, or International League of Christian Schools high schools. Full-time SEU enrollment required. Application and essay required by February 15. Awards are limited and based on committee selection. Must have a 3.0 GPA to qualify. Renewable by maintaining a cumulative GPA of at least 2.5. May qualify for up to eight consecutive semesters. Not applicable to non-traditional or graduate programs. Apply here. $1,000 (divided over first two semesters)

Available to dependents of SEU alumni. Need-based. Full-time SEU enrollment required. Renewable by maintaining a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0. May qualify for up to eight consecutive semesters. Application required by February 15. Not applicable to non-traditional or graduate programs. Apply here. $500 (divided over first two semesters)

Available to first-year freshmen and transfer students. Need-based. Full-time SEU enrollment required. Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) required. Determined by original need and other awards

Available to finalists in this program. Full-time SEU enrollment required. Renewable by maintaining a GPA of at least 3.6. May qualify for up to eight consecutive semesters. $3,000 (divided over first two semesters)

Available to finalists in this program. Full-time SEU enrollment required. Renewable by maintaining a GPA of at least 3.6. May qualify for up to eight consecutive semesters. $3,000 (divided over first two semesters)

Available to finalists in this program. Full-time SEU enrollment required. Renewable by maintaining a GPA of at least 3.6. May qualify for up to eight consecutive semesters. $3,000 (divided over first two semesters)

Available to parents, children, spouses, or siblings who are immediate family members and are enrolled in the same semester. Covers 10% of tuition charges for the siblings or spouses with the highest need. (Dependent is defined as “dependent student” for federal financial aid purposes.) Full-time SEU enrollment required. Application deadline: fall semester, July 1; spring semester, December 1. Graduate programs and discounted programs, including but not limited to the Forum, evening, online, and Academy, are not eligible for this discount. 10% tuition discount

Available to current SEU students. Full-time SEU enrollment required. Applications accepted from February 1 through April 1. Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) must be completed by April 1. Award amount and duration varies. Determined by Scholarship Committee.

Performance Scholarships

Performance-based. Audition and separate application required. Full-time SEU enrollment required. Contact the Department of Music chair at 863.667.5144. Award amount and duration varies. Determined by music faculty.

Performance-based. Audition required. Full-time SEU enrollment required. Contact the theatre director at 863.667.5119. Award amount and duration varies. Determined by theatre faculty.

Performance-based. Audition required. Full-time SEU enrollment required. Contact the Student Worship and Ministry Arts Department at 863.667.5067. Determined by the director of Student Worship and Ministry Arts Department

Available to declared film production majors. Full-time SEU enrollment required. A film reel or portfolio must be submitted to the Department of Communications by February 15. Awards are limited and based on Department of Communications review. Renewable by maintaining a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0. May qualify for up to eight consecutive semesters if the student remains a film production major. Not applicable to non-traditional or graduate programs. Contact the Department of Communications at 863.667.5119. Awards vary. Determined by Department of Communications

Full-time SEU enrollment required. Complete the recruiting form online at SEU.edu/recruiting. Contact the Department of Athletics at 863.667.5046 for details and tryout information. Awards vary. Determined by the Department of Athletics.

Assemblies of God National Fine Arts Festival Scholarships

Received the Award of Merit in a category that falls under a degree program at Southeastern University. Click here for a complete list of degree programs at Southeastern that match Fine Arts Festival categories. Renewable for up to eight consecutive semesters. $2,500 (divided over first two semesters)

Finished in the top 10 in a category that falls under a degree program at Southeastern University. Click here for a complete list of degree programs at Southeastern that match Fine Arts Festival categories. Renewable for up to eight consecutive semesters. $2,000 (divided over first two semesters)

Earned a superior rating in a category that falls under a degree program at Southeastern University. Click here for a complete list of degree programs at Southeastern that match Fine Arts Festival categories. Renewable for up to eight consecutive semesters. $1,200 (divided over first two semesters)

Earned at least a superior rating in a category that does not correspond with a degree program at Southeastern University. Click here for a complete list of degree programs at Southeastern that match Fine Arts Festival categories. Renewable for up to eight consecutive semesters. $500 (divided over first two semesters)

Assemblies of God Awards

Available to Assemblies of God ministers, chaplains, or full-time administrators at Assesmblies of God Christian schools (K–12); spouses and dependents also eligible. Need-based. Application deadline: fall semester, February 15; spring semester, December 1. Up to 50% tuition discount

Available to dependent children of appointed Assemblies of God foreign and national home missionaries who itinerate for their support and serve on a full-time basis. (Dependent is defined as “dependent student” for federal financial aid purposes.) Need-based. Full-time SEU enrollment required.) Application deadline: fall semester, February 15; spring semester, December 1. Up to 50% tuition discount

Available to first-time freshmen or undergraduate transfers (minimum of 12 hours per semester) who received an Assemblies of God Royal Rangers Gold Medal of Achievement (GMA) or Honor Star Achievement. Full-time SEU enrollment required. Renewable by maintaining a GPA of at least 2.0. May qualify for up to eight consecutive semesters. $500 per semester

Available to Royal Ranger commanders/leaders or Girls’ Ministry leaders of the Assemblies of God. The discount would be applied to an evening, online, or graduate program. Full-time SEU enrollment required. Renewable by maintaining a GPA of at least 2.0. May qualify for up to eight consecutive semesters. 10% tuition discount

One Bible Quiz Scholarship is awarded in a specific year of participation (the highest level of achievement per year is accepted). The highest level of achievement is considered for those participating for more than four years. Must attend SEU within two years of high school graduation and remain continually enrolled for the total scholarship. Renewable up to four years. Recipients may apply for other institutional and tuition grants (the total may not exceed the tuition and fees for a given semester). Application and verification must be submitted by May 1. Amounts vary. Click here for more information.

Scholarships apply to traditional programs only and require a completed Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

Institutional & Federal Financial Aid Programs

Awards of two, three, and four years are available based on merit and grades. Full-time SEU enrollment required. Must maintain a GPA of at least 2.0. Total awards vary but could cover tuition, room, and board. Contact the Office of Admission for details. ROTC covers tuition and other incentives; SEU scholarships cover room and board

Need-based. Submit Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) as early as possible. Priority deadline date is April 15. $555 to $5,645 (determined annually by the U.S. Department of Education)

Need-based. Submit Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) as early as possible. Priority deadline date is April 15. $555 to $5,645 (determined annually by the U.S. Department of Education)

Need-based. On-campus employment with hourly wages paid directly to the student to use for educational expenses. Submit Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) as early as possible. Priority deadline is April 15. Up to $2,000 (based on need and available funds)

Includes subsidized, unsubsidized, PLUS for Parents, and Perkins loans. Submit Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) as early as possible. Priority deadline for Perkins is April 15. To apply for a federal student loan, visit www.studentloans.gov. Amount varies by fund

A completed, accurate Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is required for all state funding.

Florida Resident Financial Aid Programs & Alternative Loans

Awarded to Florida high school graduates who demonstrate high academic achievement. State of Florida Office of Student Financial Assistance determines eligibility. Contact your high school guidance counselor for more information. Per credit hour, as established by the state

Tuition assistance for full-time, undergraduate Florida residents. Completed Student Information Sheet required. Contact SEU Student Financial Services. Up to $2,150 (amount determined by the state)

A need-based grant for full-time, undergraduate Florida residents. Must submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Priority deadline is April 15. Up to $1,200

A student who is eligible for the Florida Prepaid program should receive a letter from Florida Prepaid, which will direct the student to complete a transfer form. The form must be submitted to Florida Prepaid in order to authorize Southeastern University to receive payments. Amounts vary based on program selection

Alternative private loans are available from a variety of lenders and are designed to help cover costs not covered by federal and institutional financial aid. You should apply for federal financial aid (FAFSA) before considering an alternative private loan. $500 up to total cost of education

A completed, accurate Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is required for all state funding.

Other Aid

FastChoice provides a list of the university’s preferred private lenders and allows current students and prospective students to apply for a private alternative loan. We encourage all students to investigate federal loan options first before making a decision.

Visit StudentScholarships.org. The due dates for scholarships listed on this website are ongoing. Be sure to refer back frequently or register for a free account to receive updates about new scholarships that become available.

Links & Resources

The following sites are promising places to begin finding other kinds of scholarships and grants for which you might qualify: