Graduate School: How to Apply
Applications Forms and Deadlines for Fall 2014/ Spring 2015
School code 001564
Recommended Filing date: May 1, 2014
2013 Student IRS Tax Transcript
(Only if selected for verification)
Online Award Notification Begins
Approximately June 15, 2014
Returning students must reapply each year for financial aid. Gather the appropriate documents and resources before you begin the application process for the new year. Your PIN number, tax returns, W-2 forms, other records of money earned, and bank statements will be needed.
Step 1: Complete and submit the Free Application For Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) using FAFSA On The Web.
Your Renewal FAFSA will contain some of the information you provided on last yearís application resulting in fewer questions to answer for 2014-15. Updates will be needed only for the information that has changed from the prior year.
Our office strongly encourages you to use the IRS Data Retrieval. This process will allow you to transfer your 2013 federal tax data directly from the IRS to the FAFSA. If you do not use this process you may be required to submit an IRS tax transcript directly from the IRS to complete the federal verification process.
Your Department of Education PIN (Personal Identification Number) will be required to pre-fill the renewal FAFSA with data from the prior year, to retrieve your IRS data and to electronically sign your application. If you do not remember your PIN, you can get one on the web at www.pin.ed.gov. You will also have an opportunity to receive your pin automatically when completing the FAFSA.
In December 2013, all renewal eligible FAFSA applicants will receive an email reminder to complete the 2014-15 renewal FAFSA.
If you are a returning student and did not file a 2013-14 FAFSA, you will not receive a reminder notice. You must log on to FAFSA On The Web and submit the 2014-15 FAFSA to be considered for financial aid. The Department of Educationís Central Processing System will process your application in three to five days if you provided an electronic signature (using your PIN).
You can file the Renewal FAFSA online for 2014-15 award year beginning January 1, 2014.
Step 2: After you apply, you will receive your Student Aid Report (SAR).
Your SAR reports all the information you gave on your FAFSA. If you provided a valid email address when you applied, you will get an email from the federal processor within a few days. The email contains a secure link so you can access your SAR on the web.
Review your SAR carefully to make sure it is correct and complete. If you need to make corrections to the SAR, you can make them online. Your SAR will contain instructions on how to make corrections.
Step 3: Once the FAFSA has been received by Emory your file will be reviewed by a Financial Aid Advisor.
The advisor reviewing your file will determine whether you are eligible to receive financial aid.
If your SAR indicates that you were federally selected for verification you will be asked to submit an IRS Tax Transcript.
Step 4: After your file has been reviewed and your financial aid eligibility determined, you will receive an email notifying you that your award package is available.
Your award email will be sent to your email address marked as preferred within the OPUS Student Center at www.opus.emory.edu. Please Accept/Decline your individual awards as appropriate and follow all instructions to ensure you fully understand your aid package, as well as all terms, conditions, and disclosures.