Applying for Financial Aid

The Office of Student Financial Services (OSFS) offers helpful information and links on applying for financial aid at Emmanuel College.

To apply for need-based financial aid, students must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and select the Federal School Code for Emmanuel: 002147.

 Please note the following:

1. The priority filing date for the 2021-2022 academic year is February 15, 2021 and the FAFSA will require 2019 income information. 

2. To complete the FAFSA online, both the student and parent(s) need an FSA ID to access and electronically sign the FAFSA. To obtain an FSA ID please visit

3. To ensure the accuracy of income information and to prevent delays in processing, we encourage applicants to use the Data Retrieval Tool on the FAFSA to import tax information directly from the IRS into the FAFSA.

4. If you have had significant financial changes since 2019, complete the FAFSA as instructed (provide 2019 income information) and contact our office to discuss the changes in more detail.

5. Emmanuel does not require the CSS/Financial Aid Profile. Should additional information be required to determine a student's financial aid eligibility, the student will be notified by the Office of Student Financial Services.

Emmanuel College Endowed and Restricted scholarships are funded by alumni and friends of the College based on criteria established by the donor. Most endowed scholarships are reserved for continuing students; however, all incoming students are reviewed for endowed scholarship eligibility upon receipt of their financial aid application (FAFSA) and do not need to submit an Endowed Scholarsip application. 

Frequently Asked Questions

1. How do I apply for financial aid?
To apply for need-based financial aid, submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at The priority filing date is February 15th for the following academic year.

2. Is my financial aid renewable?
Yes, merit scholarships and awards are renewable with full-time enrollment for a maximum of eight semesters. Most scholarships also have a cumulative grade point average (GPA) requirement which was included in your scholarship notification letter. Need-based aid requires the same level of enrollment, demonstrated financial need, housing status, and satisfactory academic progress as defined in the Academic Catalog. To learn more visit our Current Student Re-applying for Financial Aid page.

3. Do I need to apply for financial aid each year?
Students interested in receiving need-based financial aid need to complete the FAFSA each year. The FAFSA becomes available for the following academic year on October 1st and the priority filing date is February 15th. Merit scholarships are automatic renewed for a maximum of eight semesters provided the requirements outlined in your scholarship notification letter are met.

4. What is the IRS Data Retrieval Tool on the FAFSA?
The IRS Data Retrieval Tool on the FAFSA allows you and/or your parent(s) to import tax information directly into the FAFSA from the IRS.

5. Do I need to submit any other documents in addition to the FAFSA?
Most students only need to submit the FAFSA to apply for financial aid, however in some instances additional information may be required. If additional information is needed to finalize your financial aid award, you will be contacted by Student Financial Services. Emmanuel does not require the CSS Profile application.

6. I have been asked to submit my tax return transcripts, where can I obtain them?
You may request copies of your official federal tax return transcript at or by calling 1-800-908-9946.

7. What can I do if I have concerns about the balance after financial aid?
If you have concerns about paying for an Emmanuel education, please contact your student financial services counselor.

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