Southeast offers a number of options for students who are not Missouri residents, helping to make your Southeast degree even more affordable!

Missouri Residency

Nonresident students can apply for Missouri Residency for Fee-Paying Purposes to be considered for the Missouri tuition rate during future semesters at Southeast. Students under 21 are evaluated based on their parent's state of residence, while students 21 or older are evaluated based on their state of residence. For a list of specific documentation that must be submitted to verify residency and the deadline for each semester, review the application.

Missouri Residency Application

Military Residency

If you are a service member, veteran, spouse or dependent of a service member or veteran, you may qualify for in-state tuition during future semesters at Southeast. Southeast supports our military and offers Military Residency to these students regardless of where they live, which matches the Missouri rate. For a list of specific documentation that must be submitted to verify military affiliation and the deadline for each semester, review the full details.

Details & Requirements

Nonresident Alumni Award

Southeast alumni who are seeking a graduate degree are eligible for the Southeast Nonresident Alumni Award, which matches the Missouri tuition rate for graduate students. This benefit is evaluated at the time of admission and a separate application is not required.

  • Students must be degree-seeking at Southeast.
  • Students must have earned a degree from Southeast, or will have earned their degree, by their first semester in their new program to receive the alumni rate.
  • Students in an online only degree program will be charged the online tuition rate, instead of the discounted alumni rate.
  • International students receiving the alumni rate are not eligible for additional international scholarships.

Senior Citizen Discount

Southeast students who are 65+ years old by August 1st of an academic year can qualify for the Senior Citizen Tuition Discount. This discount allows students to receive the same discounted tuition as faculty/staff, for all hours enrolled.


Not Eligible for These Benefits?

We encourage you to checkout our online degree programs which offer a single tuition rate, regardless of residency, making an online education very affordable. Additionally, if you are an incoming student, the Redhawks Achievement Award may be a scholarship for you!

New to Missouri

If you’re new to Missouri and want to register to vote, visit the Missouri Secretary of State’s website for details. You can register online or take advantage of other options.

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