Financial Assistance

Grants, loans, and on-campus employment tailored to individual need is available. Oxford works to combine scholarships, grants, and part-time employment with parental assistance to help students do their best work without financial strain.

A student must reapply for financial aid by the published deadline each year. Provided the student continues to demonstrate financial need and remains in good academic standing with a GPA of 2.0 or greater, a first-year recipient can expect an aid package to be renewed for the sophomore year at Oxford. Given continued demonstration of need, and applying for aid on time each year, students continuing to the Atlanta campus for their junior and senior years can expect to receive the same percentage of tuition in need-based aid that they received at Oxford.

Need-based grants are administered for an academic year, provided the student is not placed on academic probation for two consecutive semesters. Federal regulations require that students receiving financial aid maintain satisfactory academic progress. The Office of Financial Aid is required to monitor a student aid recipient’s academic progress. Aid recipients must meet certain quantitative and qualitative measures and complete their programs within a maximum time frame. All students who receive financial aid, whether from federal, state, or Emory-funded sources, must be enrolled degree candidates in good standing to retain financial aid. Academic records will be evaluated each semester. Grade point average (GPA), time to degree completion, and percentage of courses passed will be evaluated at the conclusion of each semester.

Students must meet the following minimum requirements to meet satisfactory academic progress standards. All students must attain a 2.0 current GPA for each semester of work. All students must maintain a 2.0 cumulative GPA for all work attempted. All students must pass two-thirds of the hours taken. Any student who fails to meet these conditions during two successive semesters shall be automatically excluded regardless of any previous average. All students are expected to complete their degree programs within a maximum time frame. The maximum time frame for undergraduate students is 150% of the hours required to complete their degree program (97 maximum attempted credit hours based on a 65-credit hour degree requirement). Time to degree completion is calculated for all credit hours which the student enrolls or receives credit at Emory University and receives any of the following grades: A, B, C, D, F, Satisfactory, and Unsatisfactory. A course assigned an Incomplete, In Progress, or Withdrawal is also counted toward attempted credits. Audited classes are not considered attempted credits.

Emory University uses both the College Scholarship Service Profile (CSS Profile) and the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to determine eligibility for financial aid for incoming students. The College Scholarship Service is a cooperative program for handling confidential statements submitted by parents in support of applications for financial assistance.

Both the CSS Profile and FAFSA forms should be filed online at and, respectively. Signed copies of all student and parent tax returns, business taxes, schedules, and W2 forms must be sent to the IDOC processor through the College Scholarship Service. For students who apply under the Early Decision I deadline, these statements should be sent by December 1 in order to ensure financial aid will be received prior to the December 15 deposit deadline.

January 15 is the priority deadline for students who apply under Early Decision II and February 15 for those who apply under Regular Decision. Financial aid packages for entering students with complete financial aid files are available 48 to 72 hours after the admission notification is made available. Financial aid packages for returning and continuing students will be available in the summer. Returning and continuing students are only required to complete a FAFSA for financial aid, not a CSS Profile.

Only applicants who have been accepted for admission or who already are enrolled will be packaged for financial aid. Please view all financial requirements at

Federal financial aid laws and regulations require that each state have a process to review and act on complaint concerning educational institutions in the state. If you have a complaint, you may, of course, file a complaint with Emory’s financial aid office or call the Trust Line at 1.888.550.8850.

You may also file a complaint about Emory University with the State of Georgia Office of Inspector General by following the directions at the Office of Inspector General (OIG) website. In the event that OIG receives a student complaint relating to financial aid, it will be forwarded to the Office of Inspector General of the US Department of Education.