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Consumer Information

Information on the institution, financial assistance, scholarship fraud, graduation rates, campus security, student rights and responsibilities, athletic participation and the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act at Eastern Michigan University.

In accordance with federal regulations set forth by The Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended, this guide contains a summary of consumer information that must be made available to all students at Eastern Michigan University (EMU). Each topic listed gives a brief description of the information that must be disclosed and explains how it can be obtained. If you need assistance obtaining information listed, contact the Office of Financial Aid (see address below). All addresses listed end with: Ypsilanti, MI 48197.

Information about the Institution

Costs of Attending the Institution
For Actual EMU tuition and fee charges contact:

Student Business Services
201 Pierce Hall
Ph: 734.487.3335

For estimated tuition and fees, books and supplies, room and board, and personal/miscellaneous expenses contact:

Office of Financial Aid
403 Pierce Hall
Ph: 734.487.0455

Refund Policy
The university has a tuition refund policy that stipulates the amount of tuition and fees that are refunded to a student who withdraws from all classes during a term. See:

Requirements for Withdrawal
Students who are withdrawing from all classes at the University must notify the Registrar's Office by following specific withdrawal procedures posted in the Student Guide:

Return of Federal Financial Aid
The federal government mandates that students who withdraw from all classes may only keep the financial aid (federal Title Iv grant and loan assistance) they have "earned" up to the time of withdrawal. Funds that were disbured in excess of the earned amount must be returned by the university to the federal government. The repayment policy is available online at:

Descriptions of Academic Programs
Information on the university's academic programs and degree offerings is available online at:, choose from items on the left.

Instructional Facilities and Labs
Information on the university's instructional facilities and laboratories is available online at

Instructional Personnel
Information on the university's faculty and instructional personnel is available from the various schools/colleges. See for contact information.

Accreditation, Approval and Licensure of Institution and Programs
Students may review copies of documents regarding entities that accredit, license, or approve the institution and its programs. The University is fully accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, a subcommittee of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, Higher Learning Commission,230 South LaSalle Street, Suite 7*500, Chicago, IL 60604.

Tel: 800.621.7440

Services for Disabled Students
For information on programs and services for disabled students, contact the Students with Disabilities Office 240K Student Center
Tel: 734.487.2470 -

Information on Financial Assistance

Overview of Financial Aid Programs
The Office of Financial Aid in 403 Pierce Hall and Service EMU located at 268 Student Center are available to answer questions in person during posted business hours. Much of this information is also presented in the Quarterly Office of Financial Aid newsletter and online through the website;

Undergraduate students – information on scholarships and loans can be obtained from our website at:

Graduate students – information on scholarships, fellowships and graduate assistantships can be obtained from the Graduate Schools website at:

How to Apply for Aid

Aid Eligibility Requirements

Determination of Need-based Financial Aid Awards

Financial Aid for Study Abroad
Students enrolled in an EMU sponsored study abroad program may apply for financial aid using the FAFSA or private lenders. See:

Satisfactory Academic Progress
This is the term used to denote a student's successful completion of coursework toward a certificate or degree. Students must maintain specific academic progress requirements to be eligible for financial aid.

Payment of Financial Aid

Borrower's Rights, Responsibilities, Repayment and Loan Consolidation
See US Department of Education's Funding Your Education Beyond High School Brochure:

Scholarship Fraud

According to the Federal Trade Commission, perpetrators of financial aid fraud often use the following lines to lure students with their scholarship services; students and parents should avoid any scholarship or website which states any of the following:

  • "This scholarship is guaranteed or your money back."
  • "You can't get this information anywhere else."
  • "I just need your credit card or bank account number to hold this scholarship."
  • "We'll do all the work."

Web address:

Completion/Graduation Rates

Eastern Michigan University graduation rate after six years for the fall 2004 cohort class is 38%. This is the rate of degree seeking full-time undergraduate students who have graduated from their programs within 150% of the normal time for graduation.

Completion/Graduation Rates for Student Athletes

Reports must be provided to student-athletes, their parents, high school coaches, and guidance counselors when an athletically related student aid offer is made. For information contact the Athletic Department, Convocation Center, Second Floor
Ph: 734.487.1050
Fax: 734.487.6898

Athletic Program Participation and Financial Support

As part of The Equity in Athletics Disclosure Act, information on annual participation rates and financing of men's and women's sports in intercollegiate athletic programs is available by request. For more information or to receive a copy of the report, contact the Athletic Department, Convocation Center, Second Floor
Ph: 734.487.1050
Fax: 734.487.6898

Campus Safety and Security

EMU Department of Public Safety (DPS) patrols the campus area, in addition to the SEEUS walking escort service to guide student's safety at night.

The EMU Police Department is a fully functioning, professional police department with full law enforcement capabilities. The Police Department is located at 1200 Oakwood Street and is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, to serve the needs of the campus community. The department is comprised of 26 sworn police personnel, five dispatchers, and two administrative assistants.

All of our police officers are certified through the Michigan Commission on Law Enforcement Standards(MCOLES). As sworn officers,they are empowered to investigate crimes and make arrests or take other necessary action to address any criminal or other public infractions in the vicinity of the EMU campus. EMU police officers work closely with all area police agencies, including the Ypsilanti Police Department, Michigan State Police and Washtenaw County Sheriff's Department.

The Eastern Michigan University Police Department prepares an Annual Security Report to comply with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act.

This report is prepared in cooperation with the Housing and Student Judicial Services Departments. Each entity provides updated information on their educational efforts and programs to comply with the Act.

See for a listing of staff profiles and contact information, as well as the daily crime log, Police Advisory's and the Annual Security Report.

Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (a.k.a. FERPA or the Buckley Amendment) is federal legislation enacted in 1974 that controls student records. It grants students the right to access their own educational records as well as limiting, for privacy reasons, the release of those same records to anyone other than the student and/or the student's designee. FERPA applies to all current and former students of the University.

For rights under FERPA see

Contact Information for Admitting Office and Schools/Colleges

Undergraduate Admissions
Admissions Welcome Center
First-Year Students
220 Student Center
Ph: 800.GO.TO.EMU, or 734.487.3060
Website or to apply online:

Transfer, International students
401 Pierce Hall
Ph: 800.GO.TO.EMU, or 734.487.3060
Email: or
Website or to apply online:

Graduate Admissions
401 Pierce Hall
Ph: 800.GO.TO.EMU, or 734.487.3060
Website or to apply online:

Graduate School
200 Boone Hall
Ph: 734.487.0042

To locate contact information for your school or college, please see, click on Colleges and Departments and Choose the College or Department you are interest in reviewing.