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Paying for Emory University

January 23, 2019

Emory University’s Financial Aid Office links to several resources that will help you pay for your college career at Emory University. Emory University prides itself on its Emory Advantage which is a financial aid initiative designed to help families afford an Emory education and graduate with the least amount of student loans possible. Families with an income of $100,000 or less can take advantage of the Emory Advantage knowing that the goal is to reduce the amount needed to be borrowed and to provide enough resources to families through means such as scholarships, grants, and work-study awards.

Emory offers a variety of options to help navigate this world of financial aid and help you pay for school. Emory University offers academic and merit-based grants and scholarships, federal work-study program options, loan information, and access to a comprehensive external scholarship page. Emory University boasts that they offer “more than $142 million in Emory-funded grants and scholarships to its undergraduates.” This school also offers summer financial aid, financial aid and scholarship opportunity to veteran students as part if its veterans education benefit program which includes the Yellow Ribbon Program, and aid for international students.

Financial Hardship Fund available to students who need financial assistance due to a catastrophic hardship event. Note that this is not a financial aid program or initiative, but a program that helps students financially if they should have to suddenly face a hardship leaving them in a financially challenged state.

Additional grants and scholarship assistance include:

  • The Lettie Pate Whitehead Grant which is open to southern (Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Tennessee or Florida) Christian students interested in healthcare field.

Emory University provides an array of tools to help understand the financial aid process including a page dedicated to Frequently Asked Questions, a page dedicated to loan repayment tips and information, and the MyInTuition and net price calculator tools.  

Emory’s Financial Literacy Page offers access to additional tools and resources in the following areas:

  1. My Money with tips, articles and resources on budgeting and credit topics.

  2. My Decision with information, articles, FAQs, and tips on loan repayment, consolidation, management, and preventing student loan default.

  3. My Future with links and resources to help students plan and pay for college with as little debt as possible.

Emory University takes student access to financial literacy very seriously. They hosted several on-campus events and provided a plethora of resources to students during Financial Literacy Month (in April).  Additionally, there is a useful Financial Literacy at Emory Facebook Page which is actually a Peer Financial Counseling-based Facebook page designed for college students to become trained and teach each other about financial concepts, issues, and information.

The Emory Candler School of Theology offers a Faith and Finance program to its students that helps prepare future “ministers, teachers, and public theologians to lead organizations with sound financial management.” This program provides an array of financial management courses and even 1:1 coaching with professionals to help provide students with advice and resources during and after the seminary. There is also a resource with financial literacy topics on its page.