One-Year MBA: How to Apply
One-Year MBA students beginning their program in Summer 2014 will need to submit two applications for financial aid:
- 2013-14 FAFSA to cover financial aid for the Summer 2014 award period along with 2012 Student Tax Return if selected for verification
- 2014-15 FAFSA to cover financial aid for the Fall 2014 and Spring 2015 award period along with 2013 IRS Tax Transcript if selected for verification
At the time you begin your application for admission, you should begin the financial aid application process. If you wait until you are admitted to apply for financial aid, you will miss important deadlines. Completing the necessary applications and submitting the requested documents in advance will expedite the process once you are admitted.
Applying for financial aid can seem overwhelming at first. The information about the application process, required forms and deadlines included on this web page will make it simpler for you.
Summer 2014 Application Forms and Deadlines
School code 001564
Due At Emory March 1, 2014
(June 30, 2014 is the last day 2013-14 FAFSA On The Web is available.)
2012 Student Federal Tax Return
(if selected for verification)
Online Award Notification Begins
April 1, 2014
Fall 2014/Spring 2015 Application Forms and Recommended Filing Date
School code 001564
File by May 1, 2014
2013 Student IRS Tax Transcript
(Only if selected for verification)
Online Award Notification Begins
May 15, 2014
Step 1: Complete and submit the Free Application For Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) using FAFSA On The Web.
Remember to complete both the 2013-14 FAFSA (used to determine Summer 2014 aid eligibility) and the 2014-15 FAFSA (used to determine Fall 2014/Spring 2015 aid eligibility).
Be sure to include Emoryís School Code 001564 when completing the FAFSA. This code will ensure Emory receives your FAFSA information electronically from the federal processor. The data reported on the FAFSA is used by Emoryís Financial Aid Office to award student loans.
Scholarships are awarded by the Admissions Office of the Business School and do not require you to complete the FAFSA. Any questions you may have concerning scholarship eligibility should be directed to the Business School.
Using FAFSA On The Web:
Emory strongly recommends using FAFSA on the Web as it offers you the option to use IRS data retrieval to transfer your tax return information directly to the FAFSA if your returns have been filed. Students who do not use the IRS Data Retrieval process may be required to submit an IRS Tax Transcript to complete the federal verification process.
In order to transfer your data and to electronically sign your FAFSA application, you should register for a PIN (Personal Identification Number) at www.pin.ed.gov. The PIN is an electronic access code that serves as your identifier with the federal processor. The PIN allows you to apply online for federal aid, make corrections to your FAFSA and access your Student Aid Report (SAR).
The Department of Educationís Central Processing System will process your application in three to five days, provided you (and your parentsí, if applicable) have provided electronic signatures using your PIN.
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 you have been admitted and your 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 federal student loans. During this review, you may be asked to submit additional documents. Please check OPUS frequently for outstanding items under your To Do List.
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.
Please note you will be sent separate email notification for the Summer 2014 academic period and the Fall 2014/Spring 2015 academic period.
Step 5: We strongly recommend you order a credit history report.
Many students find it necessary to apply for a Federal Graduate PLUS Loan or private educational loans to help them meet the cost of education. Because these loans are approved by the lender based upon a valid credit history, we recommend you order a copy of your credit report. You should check it closely for accuracy and resolve any erroneous information prior to applying for the student loans. For this same reason, it is important that you maintain a good credit rating throughout your educational career. The following agencies can provide you with a credit report: Equifax (800) 685-1111, Experian (888) 397-3742 or Trans Union Corporation (800) 888-4213.