All financial aid recipients must meet Financial Aid Satisfactory Academic Progress standards. Students are reviewed at the end of each term to assure these standards are met. Failure to meet the standards will result in cancellation of financial assistance. It is the students responsibility to stay in good academic standing to assure financial aid will be available to them.
To receive a Federal Direct Subsidized or Unsubsidized Loan, complete this form along with all required supporting documents/activities
EMCC has funds available to assist students in paying for their child care costs while attending classes. Complete and return the application to email@example.com or the Financial Aid Office in Katahdin Hall
An Federal Student Aid ID (FSA ID) gives you access to Federal Student Aid's online systems and serves as your legal signature. Use this handy sheet to collect the information you'll need to set up your FSA ID.
Instructions on how to transfer your financial aid funds to the Bookstore so you can purchase books and supplies.
Terms and Definitions related to student Financial Aid at Eastern Maine Community College
Students must meet required financial aid Standards of Academic Progress to continue to receive financial assistance while attending EMCC.
iGrad is a free service to EMCC students provided to assist with resources:
Videos, articles, games are available on a variety of financial related topics!
The Financial Aid Office staff are available 8-5 Monday through Friday. Zoom appointments are available (call 974-4625) as all staff work remotely.
For the Fall or Spring term, if you are in good academic/financial aid standing and would like access to some of your anticipated financial aid refund go to this link to complete the Financial Aid Advance (FAA) form. This Advance Payment is only available for fall and spring term (not summer).
The Business Office reviews your advance form after the term begins. If it is approved, the Business Office will issue a check to you and mail it either the Tuesday or Friday following their approval.
The new 2021–22 FAFSA form is here! To begin your application, select the “START HERE” button on the FAFSA homepage or download the myStudentAid app for iOS and Android. Use this application to apply for financial assistance for Fall 2021/Spring 2022/Summer2022.
Note: If you are requesting financial aid for Spring 2021 or Summer 2021 you will need to complete the 2020-2021 FAFSA found on the same site!
iGrad provides short video answers to your most common financial aid questions
The Federal Student Aid User ID (FSA ID) serves as your electronic signature and provides access to your personal records.
Loan Entrance counseling is required before you can receive your first Direct Subsidized or Unsubsidized Loan as an undergraduate student at EMCC.
A Master Promissory Note (MPN) is the legal document you sign and promise to repay your Federal Direct loan(s) and any accrued interest and fees to the U.S. Department of Education. The MPN document explains the terms and conditions of your loan(s).
Loan Exit counseling is required when you graduate, leave school, or drop below Half-time enrollment (less than 6 credits). Exit counseling provides important information you need to prepare to repay your federal student loan(s).
The National Student Loan Data System (NSLDS) is the U.S. Department of Education's (ED's) central database for student aid. NSLDS receives data from schools, guaranty agencies, the Direct Loan program, and other Department of ED programs.
US Department of Education central point to several tools that allow students and parent to copare colleges tuition and fees, net price and other characteristics.
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