The Student Financial Services department provides comprehensive and professional service in order to finance your education. The SFS website provides extensive information for most of your general questions. Please utilize this site for data regarding fees, billing, financial aid, scholarships, loans, refunds, etc. Contact the Student Financial Services office in Room 101 in Memorial Hall, MS3740, 573.651.2253, email firstname.lastname@example.org or online using the following links:
Overview of Financial Aid Programs
Including where to find state grant sources http://www.semo.edu/sfs/financialaid/index.htm
How to Apply for Aid
Aid Eligibility Requirements
Financial Aid for Study Abroad
Students enrolled in Southeast’s sponsored study abroad program may apply for financial aid through Student Financial Services and view information online at http://www.semo.edu/sfs/financialaid/loans.htm#Eligibility_Req_Loan_Limits (scroll down to the Study Abroad subtitle under Eligibility Requirements).
Code of Conduct for Student Loans
The university adheres to a code of conduct regarding relationships with providers of private educational loans. http://www.semo.edu/pdf/sfs/SFS_CodeOfConduct_2009.pdf .
Direct Loan Model Disclosure Form
This form can be obtained by contacting the Loan Department in Student Financial Services.
Textbook Cost Savings Program and Pricing Information
Direct Loan Entrance & Exit Counseling
Rights and Responsibilities of Aid Recipients
Continued Eligibility for Aid
Satisfactory Academic Progress
This is the term used to denote a student’s successful completion of course work toward a certificate or degree. Students must maintain specific academic progress requirements to be eligible for financial aid. http://www.semo.edu/sfs/financialaid/progress.htm
Method and Frequency of Disbursements
Financial aid is disbursed (released) to students in different ways depending on the type of aid and other factors. http://www.semo.edu/sfs/balances.htm
Terms and Conditions of Student Financial Aid Employment
For information on Work-Study employment see http://www.semo.edu/sfs/financialaid/employment.htm
Terms of Student Loans, Including Necessity of Repayment and Sample Repayment Schedule
Terms/Conditions of Deferment or Cancellation of Perkins Loan, Direct Stafford, or FFEL Loan Because of Volunteer Service
Students may receive deferment or cancellation of loans for volunteer service such as Peace Corps, Armed Services, etc.: http://www.semo.edu/sfs/financialaid/loans.htm
According to the Federal Trade Commission, perpetrators of financial aid fraud often use the following lines to sell their scholarship services; students should avoid any scholarship service or website that says the following:
- “This scholarship is guaranteed or your money back.”
- “You can’t get this information anywhere else.”
- “I just need your credit card or bank account number to hold this scholarship.”
- “We’ll do all the work.”
- “This scholarship will cost some money.”
- “You’ve been selected by a ‘national foundation’ to receive a scholarship” or “You’re a finalist” in a contest you never entered.
If you believe you’ve been the victim of scholarship fraud, wish to file a complaint, or want more information, call 1.877.FTC.HELP or see www.ftc.gov/scholarshipscams