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Applying for Financial Aid

How and When Do I Apply for Financial Aid?

Incoming RT to BMSc (Bridge) students begin in summer semester, which is considered the last semester of the financial aid cycle. Therefore, new students beginning in Summer 2019 must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for both 2018-19 and 2019-20. The 2018-19 FAFSA is based on your 2016 income, and the 2019-20 FAFSA is based on your 2017 income. You do not need to be accepted for admission to begin the financial aid application process.

If you completed a 2018-19 FAFSA previously but did not include Emory as one of your schools at the end of the form, you should go to the FAFSA website to make a correction and add Emory.


Incoming BMSc students begin in fall semester, so they only need to submit a 2019-20 FAFSA. Again, you do not need to be accepted for admission to begin the financial aid application process.

The deadline to submit your financial aid documents is February 15, 2019 for all 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.

The FAFSA is available on-line at . The school code for Emory is 001564.


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. About a third of all applicants will be asked to submit documentation of their income. Please respond promptly, but don’t submit your tax documents if the Office of Financial Aid does not request them. 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 begin sending award letters to incoming RT to BMSc students in April 2019 and to incoming BMSc students in May 2019. The award letters will be electronic and will not be sent in hardcopy.

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.

For BMSc students, the Office of Financial Aid will send you yet another award letter for Summer 2020 sometime during the preceding semester. You do not need to complete a separate application because your eligibility will be based on your 2019-20 FAFSA.