To apply for need-based financial aid, students must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) each academic year.
Please note the following:
- Select the Federal School Code for Emmanuel: 002147.
- The priority filing date for the 2022-2023 academic year is February 15, 2022
- The FAFSA will require 2020 income information. If you have had significant financial changes since 2020, complete the FAFSA as instructed (provide 2020 income information) and contact our office to discuss the changes in more detail.
- Both the student and parent(s) need an FSA ID to access and electronically sign the FAFSA.
- 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.
Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) Policy:
Most financial aid is renewable each year based on the following requirements.
Federal regulations require that SAP measures students’ academic progress using both quantitative and qualitative measures. SAP is reviewed annually.
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 of the second academic year, they will be ineligible for financial aid.
Quantitatively, full-time students must successfully complete 67% of their attempted credits during each academic year. Students attending full-time have six years in which to complete a four-year program. To maintain SAP, a full-time student is expected to complete the following minimum number of credits each year:
Year Full-time Credits
- 1st year: 21
- 2nd year: 43
- 3rd year: 64
- 4th year: 85
- 5th year: 107
- 6th year: 128
Grades of failure, withdrawal, unofficial withdrawal, repeated classes, and incomplete do not count toward completed credits.
Transfer credits count toward the completion of a student’s program as both credits attempted and credits completed.
Part-time students must successfully complete 67% of the number of attempted credits for each part-time semester, and maintain a 2.0 (C) cumulative grade point average after their second academic year.
At the end of each academic year, student records are reviewed by Student Financial Services (SFS) to ensure students are maintaining SAP. Students who are not maintaining SAP are notified by mail and e-mail. If the student improves their academic standing by completing coursework or summer courses, and would like to be considered for financial aid, they must contact SFS to make this request.
Students are solely responsible for maintaining their academic progress; those who have not done so will be notified of their ineligibility for financial aid during the awarding process or when their academic progress drops below the required minimum.
Students who are ineligible for financial aid due to not meeting SAP requirements may submit an appeal form and any supporting documentation to SFS if they had special circumstances that prevented them from achieving SAP requirements. The appeal letter must include why the student failed to achieve SAP and what has changed that will allow the student to achieve SAP.
If the SAP appeal is approved, the student will be placed on SAP financial aid probation. Students on SAP financial aid probation have one semester (or as specified under the academic plan) to reach the SAP requirements in order to remain eligible for financial aid. Students on SAP financial aid probation must work with their academic advisor to create an academic plan that details how the student will achieve SAP. Students who fail to adhere to the terms of their SAP financial aid probation are not eligible for aid. A letter is sent to all students who fail to comply with the terms of their probation.
Special consideration may be given to students admitted, or later identified, as physically handicapped or learning disabled.
Students returning to Emmanuel College with less than a 2.0 (C) cumulative grade point average after a suspension, dismissal, or required leave of absence are placed on probation. It is the responsibility of the student to officially notify SFS of any changes to their academic standing. For example, credits transferred in from another institution need to be brought to the attention of SFS. Financial aid cannot be awarded until this official notification is received. Students who have been denied financial aid because they were not making SAP may again receive financial aid the semester after attaining SAP.