Need-Based Financial Aid

Financial Aid Renewal Process

Emmanuel College makes every effort to offer you the same financial aid award in future years. However, the renewal of aid is contingent upon the following:

Need-Based Financial Aid

  • The FAFSA is submitted by February 15, the priority filing date.
  • Continued demonstration of financial need as determined in prior years.
  • Satisfactory Academic Progress:
    • Qualitatively, students must be maintaining a 2.0 (C) semester grade point average. If a student's cumulative grade point average drops below 2.0 (C) any time after the end for the second academic year, they will be ineligible for aid.
    • Quantitatively, full-time students must successfully complete 66.7% of their attempted credits during each academic year. Students attending full time, have 6 years in which to complete a four-year program. Students not attending full-time have eight years in which to complete a four-year program.
    • Please refer to the Academic Catalog for more information.
  • The same enrollment and housing status as the prior year.
  • The government/College's availability of funding.
  • Emmanuel funding is only offered for a maximum of eight semesters.

Merit-Based Scholarships

  • Continued full-time enrollment.
  • Merit-based scholarships can only be offered for a maximum of eight semesters.
  • Cumulative GPA requirements are met as indicated in the chart below:

Cumulative Grade Point Average Requirements

FundCumulative GPA 
Presidential Scholarship 3.3
Dean's Scholarship 3.0
Academic Achievement Scholarship 2.7
City of Boston Scholarship 2.0
Federal TEACH Grant 3.25

To renew merit scholarships, students must achieve the cumulative grade point average (GPA) listed above by their third full-time semester. Students who do not achieve the cumulative GPA by the end of their second semester, will be placed on merit probation for their third semester.

Students are still eligible to receive their merit scholarship during their probationary semester; however, if students do not receive the required cumulative GPA by the end of their probationary semester, they will not receive the scholarship for the following semesters.

If students become ineligible for their merit scholarships, there are alternative payment and financial resources available to help them. The Office of Student Financial Services is available to help students determine what options may be best for them. Additionally, the merit scholarship will be reinstated once the student notifies our office that they have achieved the required cumulative GPA.

We encourage students to take advantage of the many resources available to help them succeed at Emmanuel, such as Academic Advising and the Academic Resource Center (ARC). The ARC offers peer tutoring, study groups, writing, math and science assistance, disability support services, amongst other resources.

If you have questions regarding your merit scholarship eligibility please contact your counselor.