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Southeastern University

Lakeland, FL 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate45%
Acceptance Rate45%

Southeastern University Tuition Information

In 2022, tuition for full-time students at Southeastern University was $28,848 a year.

In 2022, tuition increased 5.59%–from $27,320 the previous year. On average, colleges raise tuition about 3% each year.

If this information makes going to college sound impossible, remember, the "sticker price" of tuition doesn't always give you enough information to determine the actual cost of attending any given college. Many students owe much less than the total tuition after grants, scholarships, and tuition discounts kick in. Plus, student loans can make theprice of collegefeel more doable until you're done with college.

In-state vs. Out-of-state Tuition at Southeastern University

Southeastern University is a private, religious institution, which means it has the same tuition for students from Florida as it does for residents from other states.

Public colleges and universities receive funding from the state government. Public, state schools can offer lower tuition for students who meet the requirements for in-state residency.

Choosing a college where you qualify for in-state status can cut the cost of college tuition. Don't forget to confirm your state's eligibility criteria for in-state residency. Each state has different requirements to qualify as in-state resident. In many states, students must have lived in the state for 12 months before starting school to qualify for in-state tuition. There may be additional requirements as well, depending on where you live.

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Is Southeastern University's Tuition Different for International Students?

Southeastern University has the same tuition for international students as for those from out of state.

International students usually do not qualify for for federal financial aid, but may be eligible for private or school-specific grants, scholarships, and other funding opportunities.. International students with need may qualify for the following types of financial support at Southeastern University:

•Athletic Awards •Southeastern University-specific scholarships •International Students Tuition Waivers


Southeastern University Living Expenses, Fees, and More


In addition to the cost of tuition, there are other costs associated with college, like room and board, facility fees, and books and supplies. Let's take a look at what impacts these costs, and what to expect at Southeastern University.

Room and Board Costs at Southeastern University

Room and board at Southeastern University costs $10,380 a year. This number covers the cost of living in dorms or other on-campus housing, plus a meal plan that allows you to eat in the school dining facilities.

Board costs can depend on the numnber of meals you intend to eat on-campus

How Much Do Books Cost at Southeastern University?

The cost of books often surprises first-year college students. The actual cost of books and supplies depends on the courses you take and the textbooks, computer programs, or other materials are required.. To save money, many students choose to use books from the library or buy books from students who have already taken the course.

Yearly Fees

Most schools also have fees to help cover the cost of facilties, like the library, gym and computer labs.

Keep in mind, there could also be optional fees associated with participating in certain activities, like joining a fraternity or sorority, or participating in sports or other extracurriculars. Most colleges offer resources for students with financial need to get help covering these fees.

Transportation costs

The total cost of transportation in college can really vary. Will you drive, fly, or take public transportation to school? Will you need to pay to park on-campus? Is the campus walkable? Do you own a car, or are you planning to use public transportation? All of these questions can drastically impact your estimated cost of transportation. At Southeastern University, freshman are allowed to park on campus.

A school's location can also have a big effect on the amount you'll have to spend just to get around. Small, rural schools may be easier to get around, but the cost of getting to campus may be higher. On the flip side, getting around in an urban area is often costly, but there may be more trains, busses or low-cost flight options to actually get to school. Southeastern Universityis in a suburban setting in Florida, not far from Tampa and Orlando.

Other Costs

When budgeting for college, be sure to consider the cost of things like entertainment, clothes, furnishings and toiletries.


Total Tuition and Expenses at Southeastern University


Now, let’s do a rundown of all of the costs associated with college, to get a better idea of what is really costs to go to Southeastern University.

Total Cost of Southeastern University

What will the cost of attending Southeastern University be? Here is a breakdown of tuition and expenses.

2022 Total Tuition and Expenses
Tuition $28,848
Room and Board $10,380
Other expenses $6,306

The total estimated cost will vary depending on whether you are going to live on-campus or off-campus.

Total Estimated Costs
On-Campus $48,434
Off-Campus $38,054

The breakdowns above provide a good estimate of the total cost of attendance before financial aid and scholarships. Tuition and fees may vary depending on program, course level, location, and more.

Southeastern University’s tuition and fees change based on: •Campus location for full-time and part-time students •Class time for both full and part-time students •Course load for part-time students


Financial Aid at Southeastern University


In 2022, 3,376 of the 8,118 undergrads enrolled received financial aid. Southeastern University meets 59.3% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates.

The average financial aid package for a full-time, first-year student is around $18,232 a year. Around 85.34% of Southeastern University undergrads take out student loans to cover any remaining costs. Southeastern University graduates who have student loans graduate with an average of $26,374 of student loan debt.

The average debt for each loan type varies.

Average Debt By Loan Type
Federal Loans $23,010
Private Loans $25,756
Most Common Loans for Southeastern University Students
Federal Loans 85.34%
Private loans 11.14%

Most students take out institutional or government loans, because they tend to have lower interest rates and more flexible repayment options than private loans. Loans from the federal government can be subsidized or unsubsidized. Subsidized loans do not accrue interest during school, while unsubsidized loans begin accruing interest at the time the loan is issued. If students do no qualify for enough federal loans to cover the cost of tuition, some take out private loans. Parents can also take out ParentPLUS loans, which are government loans for parents who are helping their children pay for college.

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) helps colleges determine how much financial need students and their familes have, so they can offer a financial aid package that meets, or come close to meeting, their need. For more information on Southeastern University financial aid, keep reading, or visit their financial aid website.

Scholarships at Southeastern University

Some students may receive grants and scholarships to help pay for college. Unlike loans, scholarships and grants do not have to be paid back.

In 2022, Southeastern University awarded 2,230 need-based scholarships to students, giving away total of $43.9 million to help students with financial need cover the cost of school. An additional $9.06 million in merit-based scholarship money was awarded to students without demonstrated financial need.

Net Cost of Southeastern University

The net price of college is the actual cost of attending a school for one year. Net cost is calculated by subtracting any scholarships, grants or other aid that does not need to be paid back from the total cost. Student loans are not part of the calculation, because they need to be repaid.

Now that we have a sense of the total estimated costs for Southeastern University students, we can subtract the average financial aid package to find the estimated net cost. Net cost can vary depending on a students’ need and the financial aid award received.

When considering whether a school fits your budget, it is important to consider the estimated net cost, not just the sticker price of tuition. Often, schools with the highest tuition also offer the most generous aid packages, so estimate your net cost before eliminating a school because it does fit your budget.

The average amount of financial aid received by a full-time first year student with demonstrated need at Southeastern University was $18,232 in 2022. By substracting the average financial aid package from the estimated costs, we get a number that may make the cost of Southeastern University seem more manageable.

Estimated Net Cost for Full-Time Students
On-Campus $30,202
Off-Campus $19,822

What will attending Southeastern University really cost you? The answer depends on several factors.

As of 2011, colleges are required to have a net price calculator on their website to help prospective students and their families understand the actual cost of attending that school, based on their financial situation. You can find the Southeastern University's net cost calculator on their website.

Southeastern University Tuition Payment Plans

Some students choose to use payment plans to make the cost of tuition fit more comfortably in their budget.

Southeastern University offers an Installment Payment Plan, which allows students to pay tuition in a series of smaller chunks instead of one lump sum.

Does Southeastern University Offer Tuition Waivers?

Schools sometimes offer tuition waivers to certain groups, to offset the cost of attending. Some colleges offer tuition waivers for employees and their family members, underrepresented students, or military students. Even with a tuition waiver, students are usually responsible for housing, meal plans, and other expenses.

Southeastern University has some full or partial tuition waivers available for: - International Students - Employees or Children of Employees

Check the financial aid website for more information on payment plans and tuition waivers.


Learn More About Southeastern University


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Southeastern University Tuition & Fees

Tuition & Fees

$42,128

In State

$42,128

Out-of-State
Cost Breakdown
In State
Out-of-State
State Tuition
$28,848
$28,848
Fees
$1,300
$1,300
Housing
$10,380
$10,380
Books
$1,600
$1,600

Southeastern University Financial Aid

Students Who Receive Need-Based Aid

49%

Average Financial Aid Package

$17,086

Data Source: IPEDs and Peterson's Databases © 2022 Peterson's LLC All rights reserved

Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

9,365

Campus Setting

Suburban

Acceptance Rate

45%

Tuition and Fees

In State

$30,148

Out-of-State

$30,148

Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

May 1
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