May 11, 2020

Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund - Student Aid


The CARES Act Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund - IHE/Student Aid provides funding to institutions to provide emergency financial aid grants to students whose lives have been disrupted, many of whom are facing financial challenges and struggling to make ends meet.  Students can not apply for assistance directly from the U. S. Department of Education but should contact their institutions for further information and guidance.  Institutions have the responsibility of determining how grants will be distributed to students, how the amount of each student grant is calculated, and the development of any instructions or directions that are provided to students about grants.

IRS announcement and FAQs regarding the grants as income:


CARES Act Emergency Financial Aid Grants For Students

Southeastern Baptist College has finalized the process for receiving $36,923.00 in CARES Act funding designated for Emergency Financial Aid Grants for our students.  SBC will use the funds for direct relief to an estimated 32 Title IV eligible students who were enrolled, on-campus classes, during Spring 2020, and affected by pandemic-related circumstances.  SBC is presently working to award eligible students.  Please monitor your SBC Populi account, email, and the college website for updated information and notices in the coming days.


APRIL 14, 2020

Due to the current COVID-19 situation changes have been made to the College schedule in an effort to protect our students. staff and faculty. Graduation has been moved to Saturday, August 1, 2020, at 11:00 am on the campus of Southeastern Baptist College.

We will continue to monitor the situation and adjust as necessary to ensure the best possible practices.

APRIL 1, 2020

We regret that due to the current circumstances, The Annual National Day of Prayer Breakfast, scheduled for May 7, 2020, has been canceled. Southeastern Baptist College wants to take every precaution to keep our staff, students, supporters and community safe. We can't wait to see you at the next one!

MARCH 23, 2020

Due to the COVID-19 imposed restrictions affecting our logistics and ability to field an adequate workforce, the Lighthouse Cafe is closed indefinitely. We will make a public announcement when the cafe will be opened again. Thank you for your patronage and prayers!

Dr. Scott Carson

President & Director of BMAA Chaplaincy Dept.
Southeastern Baptist College
4229 Highway 15 North
Laurel, MS 39440

MARCH 20, 2020


Students, Faculty, and Staff,

“For God hath not given us the spirit of fear, but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.” 2 Timothy 1:7

We are living in an extraordinary time wherein the entire nation is proactively addressing the COVID 19 pandemic. In light of the challenges and concerns surrounding the COVID-19 virus, Southeastern Baptist College will move forward with the 2020 Spring Semester with caution. We have considered every aspect of the situation as it has evolved. Our intentions are to make sound decisions that take the health of our students and employees into consideration.  Due to this, all classes will be online.

-          All ongoing online courses will continue as currently scheduled on Monday, March 23, 2020.

-          All IN-CLASSROOM classes will transition to online classes beginning Monday, March 30, 2020. Individual professors will instruct you regarding procedures and any makeup work.

-          Students who have paid for housing will be allowed to live on campus if they choose to do so. They may return to their rooms BY APPOINTMENT on Monday, March 23, 2020. Please contact the Dean of Student Affairs as instructed in a separate message.

-          Classrooms, gym, chapel, and library are closed until further notice.

-          A separate message regarding the café will be released when the final details are worked out.

SBC leadership will continue to monitor the situation and will provide additional updates as warranted.

God is with us as we all rise together to this challenge. God bless you!

“But Jesus beheld them, and said unto them, With men this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.” Matthew 19:26

Equipping the Saints.

Dr. Scott R. Carson

President & Director of BMAA Chaplaincy Dept.
Southeastern Baptist College
4229 Highway 15 North
Laurel, MS 39440

MARCH 15, 2020

It's Spring Break!

The Administration of Southeastern Baptist College is closely monitoring the evolving situation with Covid-19. Please check back for updates as released.