Financial Aid

Applying for Aid for Current Undergraduates


Emerson offers several need-based financial aid programs. To apply for need-based aid, you must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident and you must follow the application steps below.

View our Eligibility Requirements section for further information.  Financial aid funding is based on several factors including, but not limited to: meeting financial aid deadlines; demonstrated financial need; enrollment status; living arrangements; and satisfactory academic progress. Students who live off-campus may see a change in institutional award eligibility as a result of moving off-campus. If interested in remaining on campus due to financial need, please submit housing appeal.

How to Apply 

Complete the following application:  (Please note this is a different process from previous years)

Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) Form
You may submit this form to the Federal Processing Center beginning January 1. It must be received and processed by the Federal Processor before the deadline of April 18, 2016. Our FAFSA school code is 002146.

The FAFSA is the only item required by April 18, 2016.  Additional documents may be required at a later date.  Students will be notified if additional documents are requested.  We ask that you do not submit them unless asked for.  These could include:

Document Submission:  Financial aid application materials must be mailed to:

Emerson College, Databank Financial Aid Processing Center

PO Box 878

Randolph, MA 02368-0880

Please do not fax or email documents.  

Note for Readmitted Students

The College must officially readmit you before your financial assistance application. Please contact the Advising Center for further information.

Summer Financial Assistance

There is limited aid available for summer. Students graduating at the end of the summer or during the fall semester may be eligible to receive Pell Grant and Direct Loans for the summer term. In addition to the FAFSA you must also complete a summer financial assistance application.