Financial Aid

Did you know? 86% of full-time, first-time degree-seeking students at Eastern Maine Community College receive some sort of financial aid!

The Office of Financialkatahdin hall emcc enrollment center admissions financial aid dining hall 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 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.

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

The 2024-2025 FAFSA has been delayed until December 2023.

Due to some significant changes resulting from the FAFSA Simplification Act, the launch date for the 2024-2025 FAFSA has been delayed from its normal October 1st date. The changes aim to streamline the application process and make the form more user-friendly, as well as expand eligibility for federal financial aid.

While no firm date has been set, we are committed to keeping students and families updated.

In the meantime, there are some steps you can take to be ready for classes in 2024-2025:

Prospective Students:

  1. Complete your EMCC Admissions Application
  2. First time FAFSA filer? Create your FSA ID NOW so you can complete your FAFSA
  3. Apply for Maine State Scholarship by completing your 2024-25 FAFSA before May 1, 2024
  4. Apply for Scholarships with the EMCC Foundation (opens Feb. 1, 2024, deadline is June 1, 2024)

Current Students:

  1. Contact your Academic Advisor by emailing to plan your enrollment – registration is open NOW for Winter and Spring 2024!
  2. Apply for Spring and Summer 2024 financial aid by completing the 2023-2024 FAFSA (if you have not done so already)
  3. Apply for Scholarships with the EMCC Foundation (opens Feb. 1, 2024, deadline is June 1, 2024)

Beginning in Fall 2020, EMCC requires students to have a personal computer. If you do not have a computer and need help getting one, you may work with financial aid and the business office to make that happen. Check your MyEMCC portal for more information on the basic computing requirements, or contact with any questions.

The minimum computing requirements are listed on MyEMCC, under Admissions > Once You’ve Been Accepted.


We are located in the Enrollment Center on the first floor of Katahdin Hall. Our office is open Monday-Friday, 8:00am to 4:30pm for walk-in visits, appointments, and Zoom meetings. You can call us at 207.974.4625 to schedule a meeting or ask a question. Alternatively, you can email your questions to


Financial Aid Office – 207.974.4625