Office of Financial Aid


It's time to update your 2016-17 FAFSA!

If you submitted your 2016-17 FAFSA before you filed your 2015 taxes, you should now transfer your tax return information to your FAFSA. This should be completed by the student and the parent of dependent students in order to ensure accuracy of financial aid awards and to save you processing time in the future.

Download our infographic for instructions on updating your FAFSA.

FAFSA Friday

The 2017-18 FAFSA will be available October 1, 2016. The 2017-18 FAFSA will collect 2015 tax information. If you need assistance completing your FAFSA, please join us in 110 Halle on Friday, October 7, 2016. No need for an appointment, EMU students can walk-in anytime 8:30am-4:00pm.

FAFSA Friday

Scholarship Scam Alert

The Michigan Department of Treasury has been notified that students and families are receiving phone calls from individuals identifying themselves as representatives from the “State of Michigan-Office of Scholarships and Grants,” attempting to retrieve personal information. Please be aware that this activity may be fraudulent and our office has not been making these calls. If students and families receive phone calls that seem suspicious, please ask them to contact the Michigan Attorney General’s Office-Consumer Protection Division at 877-765-8388.

Office of Financial Aid Student Employment

The Office of Financial Aid is hiring work study students. The Student Employment Application is now available. Students must be awarded work study and have a 2.5 minimum GPA to be considered for employment. Print out, complete (using blue or black ink), and return to Service EMU (268 Student Center or McKenny Hall). You can also fax to 734-487-4281 or scan/email to

Financial Aid Advising

Announcing two convenient Service EMU locations! Service EMU McKenny and Service EMU Student Center are available for all of your financial aid, billing, and registration needs. Advising is available Monday-Thursday 8am to 5pm and Fridays 9am to 5pm.

Financing Education Beyond High School

Download the 2016-2017 High School Night Financial Aid presentation here.

Satisfactory Academic Progress Video

Interested in learning about Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP)? The Office of Financial Aid is now offering an informational video for EMU students' convenience.

Need help filing your FAFSA?

This guided online tour will provide answers to many of your questions!


Processing Times

As of 9/27/2016

We are currently processing documents received on the dates below:

Entrance/Exit Counseling: 9/26

Mailed/Faxed Documents: 9/26

Grad PLUS Approval: 9/22

PLUS Loan Approval: 9/26

PLUS Denial Adjustments: 9/26

Private Loan Certification: 9/25

Verification: 9/19

Email responses: 1-2 business days