Leave college with a respected degree and without the mountains of debt to pay for it: you’ll do that here.
At Southeast Missouri State University, we believe everyone deserves the chance to further their education with the personal, academic, social, and financial support they need to be successful.
Combine low tuition with abundant real-world learning opportunities. We are living proof that high quality doesn't have to mean high cost.
Return on Investment
Southeast offers tuition lower than the national average, free tuition for eligible students through the Will To Do Award, and makes more than 70% of students scholarship-eligible with the Copper Dome scholarship. Paired with our academic rigor and the return on your investment is pretty incredible.
Scholarships are “free money,” awards you earn that don't need to be repaid. They’re awarded for academic achievement, select programs, or athletic or other ability. Apply for admission by December 1 of your senior year, and you’ll be automatically considered for scholarships.
Cost should not be the factor that stands between you and success at Southeast. We know your education and your future are top priorities, and we’re committed to doing whatever it takes to make a quality education financially possible. Explore all the scholarship, grant and loan opportunities to help keep your costs down.
Crunch the Numbers
What you’ll pay as a Southeast student depends on a number of factors — such as whether you’re a Missouri resident, whether you’ll live on campus, or whether you’ll learn in the classroom or online. Use our cost calculators to enter your specific situation and estimate how affordable Southeast would be for you.
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Southeast: An Affordable Education
A Smart Investment
Working on campus will connect you with a large network of faculty, staff, and students interested in your academic success — and it pays to do so. Student employment allows you to work up to 20 hours per week to ensure your studies still come first.
Get the Assistance You Need
We know your education and your future are top priorities, and at Southeast we’re doing whatever it takes to make a quality education financially possible. Yet we understand you may be coming to the process with questions. We’re here to help and happy to guide you through it.