Southeast Missouri State University giving away free tuition for 2023-24

Academic Hall (Source: Southeast Missouri State University)
Academic Hall (Source: Southeast Missouri State University)

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. (KBSI) – Southeast Missouri State University will give away a year of free tuition to a randomly selected student.

Southeast will waive the tuition for one student who will be randomly selected from all students who apply by the Dec. 1 scholarship deadline.

“We have offered the free tuition giveaway for several years, and it is very popular,” said Lenell Hahn, Southeast’s director of admissions. “It really does two things. First, we know students can be concerned about the cost of college. For one student, much of that worry goes away. But for everyone else, applying by Dec. 1 is important because that is the scholarship guarantee deadline. Applying by Dec. 1 means students are eligible to receive the maximum amount of scholarships they qualify for.”

Students interested in the giveaway must enroll full-time for the fall 2023 and spring 2024 semesters and live in a university residence hall.

Students who are first-time freshmen and first-time transfer students are eligible.

Applications must be submitted by December 1, 2022, at 11:59 p.m.

The student selected will receive free tuition for one year which is valued at $7,761 based on the fiscal year rate for 2023. The tuition will cover up to 30 credit hours of Missouri undergraduate tuition, but doesn’t cover general fees, program fees, or other course-related fees.

Students who apply to Southeast are automatically considered for the University’s Copper Dome Scholarship without additional forms to complete. About 70 percent of students receive a scholarship, and scholarships are possible without submitting an ACT/SAT score. Hahn says there is no application fee to apply. To be eligible for the Copper Dome Scholarship or the free tuition giveaway, students should apply at semo.edu/apply by Dec. 1.

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