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 Entering electronically will provide faster results.

Title IV Code Required for FAFSA Forms: 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.

Frequently Asked Questions

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 Kennett office.

However, filing the FAFSA form online at can save you approximately two weeks of processing time when compared to using the paper FAFSA.

If l 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 that 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 at the Southeast Missouri State University Student Financial Services - Financial Aid Website.

Any other questions can be answered by the Poplar Bluff Advisor at (573) 840-9575


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 $30 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.

Endowed Scholarships

Southeast Missouri State University has a number of scholarships available to Southeast students. Many Southeast students qualify for Federal Pell Grans and/or students loans. For information about scholarships, grants, and loans, visit Student Financial Services.


Southeast Missouri State University in Poplar Bluff
2080 Three Rivers Boulevard, Suite 200A
Poplar Bluff, Missouri 63901