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Online Only

Are you an Online Only student, pursuing an online degree through Southeast Online? If so, here is some information specific to you! 

Before you jump in, it is important to realize that you are also a Prospective/Incoming FreshmanContinuing Student, or a Graduate Student. You should begin there! After you review one of those sections, come back here and review the unique details for Online Only students!

As a student who is taking all classes online, we understand that you may feel disconnected from the University.  Rest assured that Student Financial Services is still here for you, and we want you to feel as included as our on campus students.


Southeast offers an online tuition rate for online degree students, regardless of your state of residence. This simpler rate will help you know exactly what it costs, without having to account for general fees or web fees. Instead, you will be charged the 'Online ONLY Special Tuition Rate' on the fee schedule
2021-2022 Rates (Fall 2021/Spring 2022/Summer 2022)
Undergraduate, Online Only Tuition:   $317.50 per credit hour
Graduate, Online Only Tuition:   $386.50 per credit hour

This rate applies to web courses only, is for students pursuing an online degree through Southeast Online, and is based on your degree level, graduate or undergraduate. Keep in mind, you may still encounter course fees and/or program fees from time to time, depending upon the particular courses you enroll. 

Important Things to Remember:

  • Student Financial Services is housed on the main campus located in Cape Girardeau, MO and separate from Southeast Online. While SE Online may be able to assist you with general questions, they do not have access to your financial records. Please verify all financial aid and billing issues with Student Financial Services.

  • Tuition is billed based on the number of credit hours in which you are enrolled. The more classes, the more it costs. But not based on residency if you are Online ONLY.

  • Your tuition bill will be mailed to your permanent address. We also offer an online ‘Account Summary’ allowing you to view the entire account history and make online payments. A printable ‘Online Schedule Bill’ is available once the semester begins.

  • If your bill is not paid on time, then 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.


Phone: 573.651.2253
Fax: 573.651.5006

Hours: 8am-5pm M-F,
(9am-5pm Wed)

Cashiers Office Hours: 1pm-4pm M,W,F

Student Financial Services
Academic Hall Room 019
One University Plaza, MS 3740
Cape Girardeau, Missouri 63701
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