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:

Merit-based scholarships are awarded for a maximum of eight semester. To renew merit-based scholarships, recipients must remain enrolled full-time and meet the following cumulative grade point average (GPA) requirements:

Cumulative Grade Point Average Requirements


Cumulative GPA 

Presidential Scholarship


Dean's Scholarship


Academic Achievement Scholarship


Federal TEACH Grant


To renew merit-based scholarships, students must achieve the cumulative grade point average (GPA) listed above at the completion of their third academic semester. Students who do not achieve the cumulative GPA by the end of their second semester, will receive notification that they are at risk of not meeting the GPA requirement.

If at the conclusion of the third semester the student becomes ineligible for their merit scholarship, there are alternative payment and financial resources available. The Office of Student Financial Services is available to help students determine what options may be best for them. Additionally, the merit scholarship can 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.

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 2023-2024 academic year is February 15, 2023
  • The FAFSA will require 2021 income information. If you have had significant financial changes since 2021, complete the FAFSA as instructed (provide 2021 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

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.

Appeal Process

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 Circumstances

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.

For returning students, please see below for additional aid opportunities and resources to consider.

Emmanuel College Endowed and Restricted Scholarships are funded through the generosity of alumni and friends of the College; many were established to provide additional financial support to currently enrolled students.

Each scholarship is awarded according to criteria established by the individual donor, including but not limited to academic performance, service and/or leadership accomplishments, community affiliation, and financial need. Scholarships are renewable, assuming full-time enrollment and satisfactory academic progress, unless otherwise specified in the individual description.

Please click here to complete the 2023-2024 Endowed and Restricted Scholarship ApplicationThe priority deadline for this application is February 15th.

Outside scholarships offered by your community or other organizations are a great way to help pay for college expenses. Many private scholarships have early application deadlines for the upcoming academic year.

For more information and tips, visit www.emmanuel.edu/privatescholarships.

Students selected as Resident Assistants receive a 75% reduction in room and board charges in their first year as an RA and 100% waiver of room and board charges for subsequent years of service as an RA. Rising sophomores, juniors and seniors may apply for RA positions through Residence Life.

For more information, visit www.emmanuel.edu/resident-assistants.

The Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant is a federal grant of $4,000 maximum awarded annually to students intending to teach full time for at least four years in a TEACH-approved field. For a list of service requirements and for more information, please visit studentaid.ed.gov . If interested in receiving this grant, please contact our office.

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