College is an important investment in your future. Although you and your family have the primary responsibility for financing your college education, you should not overlook the possibility of financial assistance.
Students may access the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) on the Web at http://www.fafsa.ed.gov/ or pick up a paper application at the Southeast Missouri State University - Malden (SEM) office. Entering electronically will provide faster results.
Title IV Codes required on FAFSA forms are:
- Southeast Missouri State University: 002501
For additional information regarding financial aid, scholarships, etc., visit the financial aid pages at Southeast Web site. All financial aid is handled through the financial aid offices on the main campuses.
- What forms do I need to complete to apply for financial aid?
You will need to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), most often referred to as the "Pell grant application," which is available from the SEM office.However, filing the FAFSA form online at http://www.fafsa.ed.gov/ can save you approximately two weeks of processing time when compared to using the paper FAFSA.
- If I am a first-time student, must I be accepted for admission before I apply for financial aid? Must I be admitted before I receive aid?
You may apply for financial aid at the same time you apply for admission. However, before your file will be processed and an award offered, you must have completed admission requirements for Southeast Missouri State University.
- I plan to go to college part time. Will that lessen my chance of receiving financial aid?
In most situations, the answer is "no." However, remember that Congress usually passes laws each session which can cause some changes to government-assisted financial aid. If you are not eligible for the Pell Grant, there are other forms of financial assistance, such as Stafford Loans.
- Do I have to apply for financial aid each year I am enrolled?
Yes. Your financial situation must be reassessed each year. However, after the first year you apply for aid, you will only need to complete a renewal FAFSA application. Renewal forms will be sent directly to you. This renewal form is not as long, nor as complicated.
Additional information is available online through Southeast Missouri State University Student Financial Services.
Any other questions can be answered by the SEM staff at (573) 276-4577 or 1-888-213-4601.
Scholarships will be awarded based on information given on the Fall Scholarship Application form, financial need and number of college credit hours taken at Southeast Missouri State University - Malden. This information will determine the amount of the award.
- Student must plan to enroll in courses at SEM for the Fall semester to be considered for a scholarship award.
- Student must be admitted to Southeast Missouri State University to be considered for award.
- Student should enroll for classes during early registration - in April - to be considered for an award.
For other scholarship application information, contact SEM at (573) 276-4577 or 1-888-213-4601.
Opal A. Baskin Endowed Scholarship
Recipient must be enrolled in classes at Southeast Missouri State University - Malden, must maintain 2.5 GPA, and have verified financial need.
Sheriff Jim Elliott Memorial Scholarship
Recipient must be a beginning freshman enrolled at Southeast Missouri State University - Malden, must have graduated from high school with a 3.0 GPA, and have verified financial need.
First National Bank / G.M. Lawrence Scholarship
Recipient must have completed 60 or more credit hours and must be enrolled in classes at Southeast Missouri State University - Malden, or must have attended classes at Southeast Missouri State University - Malden and be attending classes at Southeast Missouri State University. Recipient must be enrolled in upper division classes (this includes Elementary Education Block II classes).
John A. Howell Bootheel Education Center Scholarship
Recipient must attend Southeast Missouri State University - Malden, may be enrolled in any field of study, and have verified financial need.
Val and Helen Mitchell Scholarship
Recipient must attend classes at Southeast Missouri State University - Malden. One scholarship will be given per school to graduates of Bernie, Campbell, Clarkton, Dexter, Gideon, Holcomb, Kennett, Malden, New Madrid, Portageville and Risco High Schools.
William R. Nolan and Linda Matthews Endowed Scholarship
Recipient must attend classes at Southeast Missouri State University - Malden, must maintain 2.5 GPA, and have verified financial need.
Jean Provance Memorial
Recipient must have completed a minimum of 24 credit hours at Southeast Missouri State University - Malden, must have a 3.0 GPA, and have verified financial need.
Southeast A+ Scholarship
Students who meet the Missouri A+ Schools Program guidelines, live in one of the qualifying counties, and enroll as full-time, degree-seeking students at a Southeast Regional Campus in Kennett, Malden, or Sikeston will be eligible for participation in the Southeast A+ Scholarship Program. The scholarship requirements and renewal criteria closely relate to those in place for the Missouri A+ Program. The qualifying counties include: Cape Girardeau, Bollinger, Butler, Dunklin, Mississippi, New Madrid, Pemiscot, Ripley, Scott, Stoddard, and Wayne county.
- Submit the Southeast application for admission, a $25 application fee, high school transcript and ACT/SAT score(s).
- Request a final, official A+ transcript be mailed to the Office of Admission at Southeast Missouri State University.
- Complete and submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FASFA) each academic year.
- Complete the financial aid process as directed by Student Financial Services.
- Enroll full-time at a Southeast Regional Campus.
For more information contact the Southeast Office of Admissions at (573) 651-2590.