Financial Aid

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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!

Already applied? Check Your Financial Aid Status

Haven’t applied yet? Fill out your application online today!

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2020-2021 Academic Year

Priority FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) Filing Deadlines
The Student Financial Aid Office awards student aid on a first-come, first-served 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 – April 30, 2020
  • Returning Students – April 3, 2020
  • Summer 2020 Work Study Applicants – April 10, 2020
  • Incoming Students (January 2020 Admit) – December 13, 2019

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 October 1, 2019 for the 2020-2021 academic year. It is important to complete the FAFSA when you apply for admissions to any degree, diploma, or certificate program at EMCC. Click Here to complete the FAFSA.

Beginning in Fall 2020, EMCC will be requiring students to have a personal computer. If you do not have a computer and need help getting one, you may work through 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.

Office Hours:

Our office is open for walk-ins Monday through Friday, from 8:00 am to 5:00 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.


Financial Aid Office – 207.974.4625