Service EMU

Service EMU is available for walk-up advising Monday-Friday 9:00-5:00 p.m.

Funding Education Beyond High School: Financial Aid Basics

Learn about the Free Application for Federal Student Aid and how to prepare for it with this short presentation. You can access it here.

Evans-Strand Peace Student Award

The Evans-Strand Peace Award, modeled after the Nobel Peace Prize, annually recognizes an EMU student who is currently enrolled. The award recipient should have made significant contributions to the advancement of cultural understanding and acceptance of diversity at EMU. The award recipient will have the $1000 award credited to their student account for the Winter 2021 semester, and will be honored at the virtual MLK Scholarship, Awards, and Essay Scholarship Ceremony on January 16, 2021. Applications are due November 30, 2020.

Martin Luther King, Jr. Student Scholarship

The purpose of the Martin Luther King, Jr. (MLK) Award is to recognize a currently enrolled Eastern Michigan University student who has demonstrated: A commitment to promoting respect and improving the quality of life for all people consistent with the ideals of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Service to Eastern Michigan University and/or the southeastern Michigan community.

The Martin Luther King, Jr. Scholarship is made possible through an endowment fund. The 2021 award recipient will be honored at the virtual MLK Scholarship, Awards, and Essay Scholarship Ceremony on January 16, 2021. The $1000 scholarship will be credited to the recipient's student account for the Winter 2021 semester. Applications are due November 30, 2020.

Constitution Day at EMU

On September 17, 1787, the Founding Fathers completed signing the United States Constitution. This document established the framework for our government and helps shape our laws and political structure to this day. We celebrate the signing of this document by taking the time to learn more about our civic responsibilities, the structure of our government, and the principle set forth in the United States Constitution. EMU encourages you to take some time to visit these valuable online resources.

Q&A Webinar

The Office of Financial Aid hosted its first webinar for students (watch now) on May 8, 2020. This webinar was a chance for students to ask questions and get the answers right from our office, live. Thank you to those students that attended! Make sure you check us out next time we go live. Follow us on facebook and Twitter for updated information.

COVID-19 and Its Effects on Financial Aid

Please visit our FAQ page for updates on how COVID-19 has affected EMU student financial aid.

Who's my parent when I fill out my FAFSA?

Dependent students must report their parents’ information, as well as their own, on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form. Find out who counts as your parent [PDF] when you file your FAFSA form. More information can be found on the Student Aid website.

Free Financial Guide for Students

CashCourse is your guide to making informed financial choices and is a free resource for students who would like to learn more about personal finance. Register for a free account to find your assignments and other financial tools and start taking charge of your money.

Do you have outstanding requirements?

You can check via your my.emich account by following these steps:

  1. Log into
  2. Click on the Student tab
  3. Choose the Financial Aid tab
  4. Click the Eligibility link
  5. Select Fall 2019–Summer 2020
  6. View Student Requirements
  7. Submit any that list a status of "not yet received"

Processing Times

As of October 19, 2020, we are currently processing documents received on the dates below:

  • Entrance/Exit Counseling: October 19
  • Documents: October 16
  • Grad PLUS Approval: October 15
  • PLUS Loan Approval: October 15
  • PLUS Denial Adjustments: October 15
  • Private Loan Certification: October 16
  • Verification: October 12
  • Email responses: 3-5 business days

School Code: 002259