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Will To Do Award

A new need-based aid scholarship for eligible Pell students

We created the Will To Do Award because about 40% of our students receive Pell grants, but we understand that it isn’t always enough to pay for college. And, we think everyone should have access to an education.

Here's how it works:

  • A Federal Pell Grant is money from the federal government to pay for your education. It is a grant, not a loan. The amount is based on your family’s income.
  • The Will To Do Award ensures you will pay $0 Tuition and General Fees, by covering any remaining amount after applying Pell, Access Missouri, and other tuition specific grants/scholarships.
  • This means you’d pay $0 in tuition and general fees.
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Am I Eligible?

$0 Tuition and Fees?

The best way to find out if you’ll receive the scholarship is to file your FAFSA by March 1 and apply for admission to Southeast. We’ll review your eligibility based on the criteria below, and you’ll automatically be considered for the program.


  • FAFSA: March 1, 2022
  • Verification and Special Circumstances:
    July 31, 2022


  • Federal Pell Grant eligible
  • New, First-Time Missouri Resident
  • 2.75 cumulative high school GPA
  • Enrolled Full-time
  • May be combined with Residence Life Leadership and Private Scholarships

Simple Renewal

  • Meet deadline and eligibility requirements
  • 2.75 cumulative Southeast GPA
  • 24 earned Southeast credit hours annually
  • Can renew for up to 4 years

High Value, Low Cost

Do More Without Paying More

Southeast combines real-world learning experiences in our curriculum so your first day on the job isn’t your first day doing that job. Combine that with our affordable cost and generous scholarship program and we’re living proof that high quality doesn’t have to mean high tuition.


of students are eligible for our program


of our students are Pell eligible


tuition and general fees for the Will To Do Award

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