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Applying for Financial Aid

How and When Do I Apply For Financial Aid?

Incoming MD students are encouraged to apply for financial aid as soon as possible. The FAFSA and PROFILE are available in early October. You do not have to be accepted to begin the financial aid process.  

Students who wish to apply for need-based scholarships must complete both the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and the CSS PROFILE. Parental income and assets must be included on the PROFILE regardless of the student’s age or marital status. The 2019-20 FAFSA and PROFILE are based on 2017 income.  

Students who wish to apply for federal loans only can complete just the FAFSA. Only the student (and spouse) information is required on the FAFSA.  

Detailed instructions for applying for financial aid for the MD program can be found at  

The FAFSA is available on-line at The school code for Emory is 001564. The PROFILE site is , and the school code is 0140.

The deadline to submit your financial aid documents is February 15, 2019 for incoming students. This is a target date and not a cut-off date, but students who complete their financial aid file later may miss out on some institutional funds. The deadline for returning students is May 1, 2019.

What Happens After I Apply For Financial Aid?

Once the university Office of Financial Aid receives your FAFSA information, they will begin to send you e-mails to let you know if other documents are required. Your financial aid file will be considered incomplete until all documents requested have been received.

How Will I Know What Kind of Financial Aid I am Awarded?

The Office of Financial Aid will review your application and begin sending award letters to incoming students in April. The award letters will be electronic and will not be sent in hardcopy. Returning students will begin receiving their award letters in June.

By the time you are awarded, you will have access to Emory’s student information system OPUS. You will be able to review and accept your awards on-line, and you will be given instructions to complete promissory notes for any student loans that you accept.

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