Application Information for Returning Students

Returning students must reapply for financial aid each year. Keep reading for more information about application deadlines and other requirements.

Important Dates

Important Dates
School(s) and/or Program(s)Complete Renewal FAFSA byFinancial Aid Award Notifications begin
Emory College, Oxford College, Business School, School of Nursing – Fall 2023/Spring 2024February 15, 2023July 2023
Emory College, Oxford College, Business School – Summer 2023February 15, 2023April 2023
School of Nursing, Traditional Program - Fall 2023/Spring 2024February 15, 2023July 2023
School of Nursing, Traditional Program – Summer 2023February 15, 2023April 2023
Medical Imaging Program – Fall 2023/Spring 2024February 15, 2022July 2023
Medical Imaging Program – Summer 2023February 15, 2022April 2023

Hot Tip: If all your Renewal FAFSA has been correctly submitted by the applicable deadline above, you will receive your financial aid notification according to the timelines above. Financial aid notifications are sent by email to the address marked "preferred" in OPUS.

Complete the Renewal FAFSA

You need to renew your FAFSA form, beginning October 1, 2022. The FAFSA is required to determine eligibility for federal and state student aid. 

You will have fewer questions to answer for 2023–2024 because the Renewal FAFSA will contain some of the information you gave on the 2022–2023 FAFSA. Updates will be needed only for the information that has changed from the prior year.

Renew your FAFSA form
Emory’s FAFSA Code:
001564

Returning Student Policies

Returning undergraduate students attending Emory College, Oxford College, Goizueta Business School, or the Nursing School must submit financial aid application materials by published deadlines to receive the maximum institutional aid for which they are eligible.

  • The FAFSA must be completed by February 15 to be considered on-time.
  • Late applications incur a penalty which reduces institutional need-based grant eligibility.
  • The later the submission is past February 15, the greater the penalty.
  • Applications completed after the first day of the fall term may not be considered for institutional grant funding.
  • Supplemental documents or forms (federal verification items) may be requested at a later date.
  • Supplemental materials may be submitted after February 15 without penalty.

Emory College and Undergraduate Business students are infrequently approved to enroll in fewer than 12 hours and usually only in their final semester. To remain eligible for need-based aid, students must take 6 or more hours. Students taking fewer than 6 hours will not be eligible for need-based aid and their entire financial aid package will be canceled for the semester. If a student receiving need-based aid enrolls in 6 to 11 hours, tuition charges are prorated based on hours enrolled and grant aid will be adjusted accordingly. Federal Direct and private loans are not adjusted and remain the same for 6 to 12+ hours enrolled.

Merit scholarships are adjusted on a case-by-case basis and with a goal of ensuring scholarship amount does not exceed the cost of tuition. For merit aid only, students may enroll in 1 or more hours.

If a student underloads (less than 12 hours), financial aid will not be adjusted or disbursed until after Add/Drop/Swap ends. This timing allows the Office of Financial Aid to make accurate adjustments reflecting the student's finalized hours of enrollment.

Undergraduate students returning from a Leave of Absence must submit financial aid application materials within 30 days of their notification of readmission from their school.

  • The FAFSA must be completed within 30 days of the student's readmission notification to be considered on-time.
  • Late applications are assessed a penalty which reduces institutional need-based grant eligibility.
  • The later the submission, the greater the penalty.
  • Federal work-study will not be offered to students with late applications.
  • A FAFSA received/completed after the first day of the term (if beyond the 30-day submission deadline) will not be considered for institutional grant funding.
  • Supplemental documents or forms (federal verification items) may be requested at a later date and may be submitted without penalty.