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Welcome! The Office of Student Aid attempts to make our college affordable by providing financial assistance and advice to current and prospective students and parents. While students have the primary responsibility for financing their post-secondary education, there are Federal, State and college grants, scholarships, loans, and student employment to assist them. Financial aid is based on the student’s annual completion of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and the availability of funds.

Click on the Financial Aid TV button to find answers to your basic questions about the financial aid process; eligibility; and types of aid, such as grants, loans, scholarships, student employment and student loans.  Each video is only 1-2 minutes in length and explains important financial aid topics in an easy to understand style and format.

2015-2016 Academic Year

Priority FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) Filing Deadlines
The Student Aid Office awards student aid on a first-come, first serve basis. Students who meet the FAFSA filing deadlines and complete their financial aid files first, are the first to receive their award letters.

These deadlines are used to determine priority application processing:

FAFSA Filing Priority Deadline:

  • Incoming First Year Students May 1, 2015
  • Returning Students April 24, 2015
  • Summer 2015 Work Study Applicants April 24, 2015
  • Incoming Students (January 2016 Admit) December 18, 2015

If funds are available, FAFSA applications received after the above deadlines will be considered for financial assistance.

Important! The Free Application For Federal Student Aid may be filed on or after January 1, 2015 or the upcoming academic year. It is important to complete the FAFSA when you apply for admissions to any degree, diploma, or certificate program at EMCC.

Do not wait for the formal acceptance to EMCC before filing your financial aid application!


Paying for College

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FAFSA4caster will help you understand your options for paying for college. Provide some basic information and we’ll estimate your eligibility for federal student aid. Your estimate will be shown in the College Cost Worksheet where you can also provide estimated amounts of other student aid and savings that can go towards your college education. Go ahead and get started now!   FAFSA 4Caster

$ALT – Money Knowledge for College and Beyond!

SALT sets you up for long-term financial success with:

Scholarship search: SALT lets EMCC students tap into valuable scholarships, so they won’t need to borrow as much money to pay for college. 

Job and internship finders: SALT gives EMCC students an advantage in getting started with tools that help them find the best internships—and land the right job after college.

Exclusive deals and discounts: SALT teaches EMCC students to be more money savvy. It also helps the cause by offering exclusive EMCC student member discounts on their cost of living and tuition expenses.

Loan management tools: SALT features easy-to-use tools that help EMCC students monitor and manage their college loans and payments online.

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Office Hours: We are open for walk-ins Monday through Friday, 9:00 am to 3:00 pm and by appointment at other times.  Our staff look forward to assisting you and urge you to contact us by email, phone, or in person.

Phone: 207-974-4625
FAX: 207-974-4683
E-mail: finaid@emcc.edu