Application Process

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is the first and most important step in applying for financial aid. It is used to determine your eligibility for need-based financial aid and all Federal, state and EMCC student aid programs. https://fafsa.ed.gov/

Deadlines

The priority deadline at EMCC to file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for 2016-2017 is April 30, 2016.

Ways to file

We encourage students to file the FAFSA electronically, and to use the Internal Revenue Service’s Data Retrieval system.

To file electronically, use FAFSA on the Web. Remember to include EMCC’s school code (005277) in step six of the FAFSA. This form is free to use and you should never have to pay to complete this federal form, if you are prompted to pay then you are using the wrong form.

If you are unable to file your FAFSA electronically, please call us at 974-4625 for instructions on how to file a paper FAFSA form.

EMCC School Code

Our school code is 005277, include our number when you submit the FAFSA so that we are sent the results of your application.

First Time Applicants

First time FAFSA filers must create a Federal Student Aid ID number.  Go to https://fsaid.ed.gov/and follow the steps provided for parents and students to create that FSA ID number.

Renewing the FAFSA

If you are a returning student and you filed a FAFSA for 2015-2016, you may file a renewal FAFSA.

Effective May 10, 2015, the U.S. Department of Education has replaced the Federal Student Aid PIN (or FSA PIN) with a new Federal Student Aid (FSA) ID.

The FSA ID allows students and parents to access and electronically sign the online version of the FAFSA, Free Application for Federal Student Aid, with a user-selected username and password.