See the latest updates and information regarding the COVID-19 pandemic, including a list of University contact information at semo.edu/covid19.
If your bill is not paid on time, you may be cancelled from your course(s). If you
are cancelled for non-payment, contact us immediately, to determine if reinstatement
is an option.
Be sure to check your Southeast email regularly, as official billing correspondence will be sent there.
Through the generosity of our alumni and area businesses, Southeast has over 700 endowed
scholarships. Some of these are designated specifically for graduate students. Southeast
has simplified the Endowed Scholarship process by removing the general application
and automatically considering all admitted students for scholarships. In some instances,
a student may meet the basic criteria for a scholarship but additional information
may be needed to verify full eligibility. If that occurs, the student will receive
an email to the Southeast email address asking them to complete an additional application
for that specific scholarship.
Are you a teacher that is currently teaching or plans to teach in a high-need field,
at a school that serves students from low-income families? The Teacher Education Assistance
for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant program provides up to $4,000 per year
in grants for undergraduate and graduate students. This unique grant is an exception
to the traditional rule that graduate students cannot receive grants. For additional
information regarding the TEACH program please review our grant information.
Many employers have designated funding available to help their employees continue
their education. Make sure you check with your employer to see if funding is available
for you. Are you married? Perhaps your spouse's employer offers assistance too! If
you ask, the worst that can happen is you're told no.
Interested in working in a professional role on campus while establishing a professional
relationship with faculty and/or administrators? Then a Graduate Assistantship (GA)
may be for you! As a GA you will receive a full tuition and fee waiver for up to 24
hours of graduate coursework annually as well as receive a monthly stipend to help
you cover personal expenses. This is a great alternative to a traditional job, while
in grad school. Please visit the Graduate Studies for more details on becoming a GA and the benefits.
Paying your bill on time is important. Southeast offers a variety of payment options, so find the option that best suits you! Can’t pay your account in full by the due
date? Don’t worry, we have an Installment Payment Plan (IPP). If your confirmed financial
aid is greater than your account balance, no payment will be required. Nearly all
methods of payment are accepted, and you can even pay online through the Account Summary. Just make sure to pay your bill on time, or you may be charged late fees or cancelled
from your class(es).
You will receive a refund check when an overpayment has been made to your account.
This is called a "credit balance" and will show as a negative number on your bill
or Account Summary. Refunds are processed beginning the second week of the semester,
and continue weekly. Refund checks will be mailed to your permanent address or you
can sign up for direct deposit using the Southeast portal. Check out Refund of Credit Balances for more information on this process.
Refunds if Loans were borrowed:
Remember, your credit balance may be a result of excess loan funds, that will need to be paid back. Borrow only what you need! If this is the case, you can always return the refund check (or directly deposited funds) and cancel a portion of the loans you borrowed (highly recommended).
Refunds as a result of dropped classes:
A credit balance can also be a result of dropping a class during its scheduled refund period. If you drop a class after the scheduled refund period, you will still be responsible for the cost of that course. Additionally, before dropping a class, make sure you know the SAP policy as a drop may affect your financial aid eligibility.
If you drop all of your classes (withdrawal from Southeast) and have received any Title IV funding (i.e. Federal Student Loans), credit balances will not be refunded immediately as you must go through the Return to Title IV process.