Office of Financial Aid


Attention Direct Loan and PLUS Borrowers

If you are enrolled in the Fall 2016 semester and wish to borrow a Direct or PLUS loan, the last day to apply is Tuesday, December 13, 2016 by 5:00pm.

Dee-1's Pays to Repay Contest

Teacher turned hip-hop artist Dee-1 finished paying off his student loans and now he wants to help your current and former students finish, too. He’s partnering with us for Dee-1’s Pays to Repay Contest to give 5 lucky customers up to $10,000 to help pay down their Sallie Mae® student loans.

Encourage your students to enter. Plus, learn more about Dee-1’s story, his tips for paying back student loans, and the contest at ends January 11, 2017. See official rules at

Martin Luther King, Jr. Scholarship

Applications are now being accepted for the 2017 Martin Luther King, Jr. scholarship. All material is due by 5pm on Friday, December 16th. Download the application here and submit to Service EMU.

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

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.

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 12/6/2016

We are currently processing documents received on the dates below:

Entrance/Exit Counseling: 12/5

Mailed/Faxed Documents: 12/5

Grad PLUS Approval: 11/29

PLUS Loan Approval: 11/29

PLUS Denial Adjustments: 11/29

Private Loan Certification: 11/28

Verification: 11/22

Email responses: 1-2 business days