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Southeastern holds line on tuition costs for 2022-2023

July 14, 2022

Southeastern Oklahoma State University will not increase tuition costs for the 2022-2023 academic year, and SE president Thomas Newsom says he hopes this decision sends a strong message to students and parents.

“We want to make college both affordable and accessible,’’ Newsom said. “At the same time we are holding the line on tuition costs, we are adding additional scholarship dollars to provide opportunities for more students to achieve their higher education and career goals. Offering a quality, affordable education is important as we work to meet the needs of the students we serve. For example, 56 percent of our graduates this summer are first-generation college graduates. It’s amazing when you stop and think about the impact this will have on those students, their futures, and their communities.’’

Among the newest scholarships announced is the John Massey Leadership Scholars Program at Southeastern Oklahoma State University. Funded by the Massey Family Foundation, this gift will provide scholarships for 40 Southeastern students per year, after the initial phasing of 10 students per year the first four years. Scholarships will consist of $10,000 per year, renewable for four years. The program is scheduled to begin in fall 2023.

Both the Student Services Fee and Infrastructure Fees were increased nominally ($1) for 2022-2023.

Southeastern remains of the most affordable universities in Oklahoma and Texas, offering all out-of-state students 100% non-resident tuition waivers. And despite the pandemic, Southeastern has experienced record levels of enrollment over the past two years, reaching an all-time high of 5,339 students in fall 2020.

Summer commencement will be held July 29-30, while fall semester classes begin Aug. 22.