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L.I.F.E Student Support at Southern Nazarene University, Bethany Oklahoma

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Reasons for TRIO

L.I.F.E. Student Support Services is fully funded by a federal grant through the U.S. Department of Education and the TRiO Student Support Services program.  Southern Nazarene University's L.I.F.E. program serves 165 eligible students yearly and is one of over 900 programs like it the country.

L.I.F.E. helps eligible students successfully complete their post-secondary education by providing a foundation for overcoming academic, personal, and cultural obstacles to higher education.  Through a highly personalized support system, the L.I.F.E. staff strives to build professional and personal relationships with students in order to carefully assess their individual needs and to offer appropriate academic, personal, and career support.


In order to qualify for L.I.F.E Student Support Services you must:
 • Be a U.S. citizen or a permanent resident
 • Be a full-time (12 hours) undergraduate student at Southern Nazarene University
 • Demonstrate high motivation to successfully complete your coursework

You must also meet one or more of the following criteria:
 • First generation college student (neither parent has a 4-year degree)
 • Have a disability that may impact your pursuit of a degree
 • Meet certain federal financial eligibility guidelines


Download Initial Application here (pdf)

Our Nazarene Heritage
Founded in 1899, Southern Nazarene University is a private, Christian, liberal arts university - a service of the Church of the Nazarene. Located on a 40-acre campus just west of Oklahoma City, SNU grew out of several small colleges committed to training people for service to God and their fellow man. More than 32,000 alumni work and serve throughout the United States and the world. Read About Our Heritage