Emory University closes most academic and administrative offices for Winter Recess, the three days between the Christmas and New Year holidays. The Office of Undergraduate Admission will be closed from Dec. 24, 2021 to Jan. 3, 2022, reopening on Tuesday, Jan. 4, 2022. Please check our FAQs Over Winter Break blog post for additional information and resources during this time.
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Types of Financial Aid

We offer need- and merit-based aid to make Emory University affordable for all qualified students who attend, regardless of financial means.

19%
of students
receive Pell Grants
61%
of undergraduates
receive need-based or merit aid
$229
million
aid awarded last year

Need-Based Aid

Our need-based aid is determined by a thorough review of each family's circumstances. Most students with financial need receive a combination of grants, loans, and work-study.

Additional Need-Based Programs

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Emory Advantage

The newly expanded Emory Advantage program offers institutional grants and scholarships as part of undergraduate financial aid packages. The program gives more students the opportunity to graduate debt-free, reflecting our commitment to making an Emory education accessible to students regardless of their financial resources.

Learn about Emory Advantage
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QuestBridge

QuestBridge is a national program that identifies high-achieving, low-income students and connects them with the nation's best colleges and universities. To apply to Emory University through QuestBridge, high school seniors must first apply for the QuestBridge National College Match in early fall.

Learn about QuestBridge

Merit Aid

We offer merit-based aid—awarded on the basis of individual achievement—to incoming first-year students.