Financial Aid for International Students
Emory is committed to enrolling a talented first-year class from around the globe. Each year we offer need-based financial aid awards to a select group of international students.
To be considered for need-based financial aid, please apply under our Regular Decision plan. International students also may apply for merit-based scholarships through the Emory University Scholar programs.
International students are eligible for financial aid only if they apply for support during the admission process. Only those students who apply for and receive financial aid for their first year will be eligible to receive financial assistance in subsequent years.
APPLYING FOR FINANCIAL AID
Emory’s admission process is “need-aware” for international students. This means that when reviewing applications, we must consider whether students who are not US citizens or permanent residents have requested financial aid and/or review their ability to pay for an Emory education.
As a result, there are limited funds to assist international students on the basis of need. Apply for financial aid only if you have no other resources to fund your education.
TO BE CONSIDERED:
- Select “Yes” to the question on the Common Applicationor Coalition Application about applying for need-based financial aid.
- Complete the Financial Certificateforms as accurately as possible.
- You must apply for financial aid and submit the Financial Certificate during the admission process if you think you’ll need financial assistance at any timeduring your education.
- Plan to contribute financially to your education (for example, paying for your travel to and from home); Emory cannot assume responsibility for fluctuations in currencies or replace lost financial support from relatives, sponsors, government and corporate agencies, or other sources.
Note that international applicants applying for financial aid do NOT need to show they have sufficient funds to cover fully the first year at Emory University. International students applying for financial aid should complete the Fin Certificate as accurately as possible given the family’s financial context with funds ranging from $0 per year up to the cost of attendance.
- BY JANUARY 1
Submit the Financial Certificate form (FIF) or the College Board certification of finances form, in addition to a note or statement from your bank or financial institution as proof of funding. International applicants applying for financial aid do not need to show they have sufficient funds to fully cover their first year at Emory. However, please complete the FIF as accurately as possible, noting how much your family is able to contribute to your education, from $0 per year up to the cost of attendance.
- BY FEBRUARY 15
Submit the CSS Profile.
- BY FEBRUARY 15
Submit a tax return filed in your home country (or a non-tax-filer statement if a tax return is not required) through the College Board’s Institutional Documents (IDOC) Service.
Submit your Financial Certificate (FIF) as a PDF attachment via your applicant portal.
RESOURCES FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS
Need to earn extra money while in college?
INTERNATIONAL STUDENT SUPPORT
The Office of International Student and Scholar Services assists enrolling international students and continues to supper them while they are here at Emory.
Emory University Scholar Programs
Emory University offers partial to full merit-based scholarships as part of the Emory University Scholar Programs. Scholar programs are more than just merit scholarships. They empower students through resources and support to reach their full potential and make an impact on the university, Atlanta, and the world beyond.
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EMORY SCHOLAR PROGRAMS
Emory Scholars, at Emory College of Arts and Sciences, offers merit scholarships, unique programming, a strong Scholars community, and early class registration, among many great benefits.
OXFORD SCHOLARS PROGRAM
Oxford Scholars, at Oxford College, offers merit scholarships and personalized faculty mentoring. Your scholarship goes with you to the Atlanta campus in your junior year.
GOIZUETA SCHOLARS PROGRAM
Goizueta Scholars are guaranteed admission to the business school, have priority access to business classes, are advised by the dean of the business school, and join a close-knit Scholars community.
HOW TO APPLY
- To be considered for any and all scholar programs, you must select one of the three admission decision plans (Early Decision I, Early Decision II,or Regular Decision) and submit all required application materials by November 15. (Those applying Early Decision I must apply by November 1.)
- You also must answer “yes” to the question on your application that says, “Do you wish to be considered for merit scholarships?”
- No additional nomination forms, essays, or materials are required to be considered.
- Applicants do not need to be nominated by a high school counselor to be considered.
- All students, regardless of citizenship, can be considered for the scholar programs.
The selection for merit-based scholar programs is administered by the Office of Admission in partnership with esteemed faculty. The Scholar selection process is completely separate from the financial aid process and has no impact on a student’s need-based financial aid award.
Roughly 8,000-10,000 students apply to be Scholars each year. Out of that, 175–200 students are selected as Scholar Finalists. Finalists are required to attend an on-campus Scholars Finalists Visit held in the spring. Finalists are brought to campus at no expense to the student.
Taking place over several days, the visit includes activities and interviews designed to help finalists become better acquainted with Emory University and the distinct opportunities available for them here.
Applicants who are not selected as finalists for a program are still fully reviewed for admission under their selected application plan and will also automatically be considered for other smaller merit-based scholarships.
Finalists will only be invited to attend one specific program: Emory Scholars, Oxford Scholars, or Goizueta Scholars.
SCHOLAR PROGRAMS DEADLINES
- NOVEMBER 15
Emory University Scholar Programs application deadline. (Early Decision I applicants should apply by November 1.)
Applications reviewed by admission and faculty committees.
- BY END OF FEBRUARY
Scholar Finalists are chosen and notified.
- EARLY APRIL
Finalists visit campus. Scholar programs membership announced.
- MAY 1
Enrollment deposit deadline.
Scholarships are renewable for a total of eight regular academic year semesters of undergraduate study, provided students maintain high standards of personal and academic excellence and meet semester and annual requirements of their program (details provided upon acceptance).
SCHOLAR APPLICANT FAQS
If I want to apply Early Decision I and for the scholar programs, what deadline do I need to meet?
If I’m applying Early Decision II or Regular Decision, do all application materials need to be in by November 15?
Please do your best to have all materials in by November 15. This allows our office enough time to review your application with our timeline.