Financial Aid Eligibility

Emory uses a variety of tools to determine student and family eligibility for need-based financial aid. We conduct a thorough review of each application, taking care to thoughtfully assess your family’s financial circumstances.

Need-based applicants typically receive some combination of institutional and federal grants, loans, and work-study awards. To be considered for need-based financial aid, you must submit the FAFSA, CSS Profile, and tax returns (if applicable) by the stated deadline for your admission plan.

Satisfactory Academic Progress

Federal regulations and Emory University policies require that financial aid recipients make satisfactory academic progress. This means that you must proceed toward successful and timely completion of your degree requirements. The programs affected by the satisfactory academic progress requirements include all federal, state, and university aid. If you receive funds from any of these programs, you must demonstrate and maintain satisfactory academic progress or you will face financial aid probation, denial of aid from these sources, or both. If you receive scholarships that are based on merit, you also must comply with the specific academic requirements associated with the scholarship.

Each school and division within the university sets its own required standards for continuation in a program of study. Please refer to your school's academic advisors for details regarding these requirements.

Important Dates

Important Dates 2018-2019
Admission DeadlineFinancial Aid Deadline
(FAFSA/Profile/IDOC)
Early Decision I (EDI)November 1December 3
Scholar ProgramsNovember 15(Based on selected decision plan)
Early Decision II (EDII)January 1January 15
Regular DecisionJanuary 1February 15

Who’s Eligible for Financial Aid?

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Federal Eligibility

Information reported on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is used to determine federal eligibility for need-based aid.

Learn more about federal aid programs
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Emory Eligibility

Emory’s primary objective when awarding financial aid is to assist as many students as possible by using a combination of available funds.

Learn more about how Emory determines aid eligibility