Your education may be the most important investment you and your family ever make. It is an investment and a commitment that will pay off for the rest of your life. While the responsibility of paying for an Emory education lies with you and your family insomuch as you are able to pay, we want to help you acquire the education you deserve and we offer an array of programs toward that end.
Many Emory College students are able to meet the costs of an Emory education with various types of financial assistance, including grants, scholarships, loans, and employment, all of which are administered by the Emory University Office of Financial Aid.
Need-based financial aid is available to US citizens and permanent residents. To be considered for financial aid, a student must be admitted to Emory College and must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and the College Scholarship Service PROFILE form. Parents and students will also be asked to submit supporting documents (such as federal tax returns and W2 forms) to the Office of Financial Aid. The FAFSA, PROFILE, and other documents are then analyzed to determine the financial strength of the family and the applicant’s eligibility for assistance. To be given priority consideration for all types of financial aid, an applicant should submit the FAFSA and PROFILE to the processor by in February prior to fall enrollment (see the financial aid site for exact deadlines). The PROFILE, FAFSA, and parent and student tax returns, all schedules, attachments, and W2s must be received in the Office of Financial Aid by a spring deadline prior to fall enrollment. Application and award information are available from the Office of Financial Aid, Boisfeuillet Jones Center, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia 30322; telephone 404.727.6039 or on the web at www.emory.edu/FINANCIAL AID/.
Final Semester Seniors - Underloading and Financial Aid
Seniors in their final semester may underload – enroll in less than 12 hours. To remain eligible for need-based aid, students must take 6 or more hours in the final semester. Student taking under 6 hours will have their awards cancelled, and receive $0 in need-based aid for the semester. Tuition charges are prorated based on hours enrolled, and grant aid will be reduced accordingly. Stafford/private loans are not adjusted and remain the same for 6-12+ hours enrolled. Adjustments are made to merit scholarships only if needed to keep the scholarship within the cost of tuition. To remain eligible for merit aid, students must enroll in 1 or more hours. Aid will be automatically adjusted after add/drop/swap to reflect the specific hours of enrollment.