How to Apply

To apply for financial assistance at Emerson College, you must submit the following requirements:

Federal Need-Based Aid

Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) Form using the Emerson College school code: 002146.

Note: Other documentation may be required if notified by the Office of Financial Aid.

For the 2021–2022 academic year, please note the following Priority Deadlines for the FAFSA:

  • Fall 2021 Semester: August 2, 2021
  • Spring 2022 Semester: December 9, 2021


Emerson offers several need-based and merit-based financial aid programs. To be considered for merit-based aid, you should have a distinguished academic record, or demonstrate leadership or outstanding potential either in your school or community. To apply for need-based aid, you must be a U.S. citizen or U.S. permanent resident and you must follow the application steps below. View our Graduate Student Eligibility Requirements for further information.

Document Submission

Financial aid application materials must be mailed to:

Emerson College
Office of Financial Aid
120 Boylston Street
Boston, MA 02116

Please do not fax or email documents.