Office of Financial Aid


The IRS Data Retrieval Tool is Temporarily Down

The IRS Data Retrieval Tool (DRT) typically allows students and parents to conveniently transfer tax information directly to the FAFSA. This service has recently been suspended and will remain unavailable for an unspecified amount of time. The IRS has chosen to do this over concerns of identity theft. The IRS and the Department of Education are working to resolve the issue.

The FAFSA is still available! Until the DRT is brought back, however, students and parents will be required to manually submit tax data. Tax return transcripts can be ordered online by visiting the IRS website ( EMU will provide updates as we receive new information. As always, feel free to call us or visit a Service EMU location if you have questions.

Summer Aid Application

The 2017 Summer Aid Application is now available. Submit your completed application to Service EMU, via fax at 734-487-4281, or email to

Need help filing your FAFSA?

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

Financing Education Beyond High School

Download the 2017-2018 High School Night Financial Aid presentation here.

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

Processing Times

As of 7/25/2017

We are currently processing documents received on the dates below:

Entrance/Exit Counseling: 7/24

Mailed/Faxed Documents: 7/23

16-17 Grad PLUS Approval: 7/20

16-17 PLUS Loan Approval: 7/20

16-17 PLUS Denial Adjustments: 7/20

17-18 Grad PLUS Approval: 7/23

17-18 PLUS Loan Approval: 7/23

17-18 PLUS Denial Adjustments: 7/23

Private Loan Certification: 7/20

Summer Applications: 7/23

Verification 16-17: 7/23

Verification 17-18: 7/5

Email responses: 1-2 business days