Applying for Financial Aid - The Basics
Did you know that applying for Federal Student Aid is a simple and free process? When you complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) you will be considered for all forms of federally-funded grants, loans or work-study assistance. However, keep in mind that deadlines do impact some forms of federal assistance.
We understand that for many students, federal forms of financial aid are not sufficient to cover educational costs. That’s why Emory is committed to providing significant grant and scholarship dollars designed to assist qualified students reach their higher education goals. Our commitment to meet demonstrated financial need for all domestic undergraduate students represents the university’s foundational commitment to access and affordability. In 2016-17, Emory provided more than $142 million in Emory-funded grants and scholarships to its undergraduates. To be considered for Emory funded need-based grant programs, completion of the College Board Profile is required. The Profile application allows for a more thorough review of a family’s financial standing and also provides for income allowances that are not considered for federal programs. Although students are not required to complete the Profile form, we encourage families to pursue and consider all aid possibilities including, federal, state and institutional funded options.