Need-Based Financial Aid

Applying for Financial Aid

The Office of Student Financial Services (OSFS) offers helpful information and links for both first-year and returning students on applying for financial aid at Emmanuel College.

New & Transfer Students

Applying for Need-based Financial Aid

To apply for need-based financial aid, students must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at www.fafsa.gov. Please note the following:

  • The priority filing date for the 2018-2019 academic year is February 15, 2018.
  •  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 fsaid.ed.gov.
  • The Federal School Code for Emmanuel is 002147.
  •  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.
  •  Students must be admitted to the College before eligibility for financial aid will be determined, however, students are encouraged to submit the FAFSA before receiving official notice of admission.
  •  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.

Returning Students

Applying for Need-based Financial Aid

To apply for need-based financial aid, students must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at www.fafsa.gov. Please note the following:

  • The priority filing date for the 2018-2019 academic year is February 15, 2018.
  • 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 fsaid.ed.gov.
  • The Federal School Code for Emmanuel is 002147.
  • 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.
  • 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.

Frequently Asked Questions

1. How do I apply for financial aid?
2. Is my financial aid renewable?
3. Do I need to apply for financial aid each year?
4. What is the IRS Data Retrieval Tool on the FAFSA?
5. Do I need to submit any other documents in addition to the FAFSA?
6. I have been asked to submit my tax return transcripts, where can I obtain them?
7. What can I do if I have concerns about the balance after financial aid?

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 www.fafsa.gov. 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.

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 www.irs.gov 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.