Financing Your Education

At Emory University, we think choosing a college should be based on fit, not finances. Your undergraduate experience should start with expanding opportunities, not limiting choices. That’s why Emory is committed to making college affordable for all qualified students who wish to attend, regardless of financial means.

When Emory admits you as a student, it means we fundamentally believe not just in your accomplishments to date but in your potential long after you leave here. That’s why we are committed to meeting 100 percent of demonstrated financial need for all accepted domestic students. The fact that 56 percent of our undergraduates receive financial aid demonstrates our ongoing commitment to making an Emory education affordable to those students who have worked so hard to get here.

This past year the average financial aid package for Emory College students was $40,239 per year and for Oxford College students was $31,314 per year. No two families are alike, and financial circumstance can vary widely. That’s why it is a good idea to use the net price calculator to get a clearer picture of the amount of financial aid that might be available to you.

Forms and Deadlines

Emory’s CSS Profile Code: 5187
Emory’s FAFSA Code: 001564

At the time you begin your application for admission, you should begin the financial aid application process. It is important to submit your financial aid documents and admission application for college simultaneously. To apply for need-based assistance, you need to complete the College Scholarship Service’s PROFILE (CSS), the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), and provide your and your parents’ tax documents from the previous tax year. By providing these forms, you enable the Financial Aid team to assess your family’s financial picture, which in turn allows us to offer you the assistance you need based on your family’s eligibility.

The following chart indicates Financial Aid deadlines based on the student's application type. All completed Financial Aid forms and tax documents for freshman applicants should arrive at the Office of Financial Aid before March 1, or as specified in the chart below.

Type of Applicant File CSS PROFILE File FAFSA Tax Return Including W-2 Forms Award Information Available
Early Decision I November 15 March 1 2014: November 15
2015: March 1
December 15 estimate
May 15 final award
Early Decision II January 15 March 1 2014: January 15
2015: March 1
February 15 estimate
May 15 final award
Regular Decision March 1 March 1 2015: March 1 April 1
Fall Transfer
(Emory College only)
March 15 March 15 March 15 After admission
Spring Transfer
(Emory College only)
November 1 November 1 November 1 After admission

* These are recommended filing dates for each application plan. For first-year, regular decision applicants, all financial aid forms should be submitted by February 15, and no later than March 1. If you miss this deadline, you may still submit required forms; however, due to late submission your award determination will be delayed and impacted.

For further information, please feel free to contact the Financial Aid Office at:

Emory College
Office of Financial Aid
300 Boisfeuillet Jones Center
Atlanta, GA 30322-1960
(800) 727-6039 or (404) 727-6039
Oxford College
Office of Enrollment Services
P.O. Box 1418
Oxford, GA 30054-1418
(800) 723-8328 or (770) 784-8328