Financial Aid Award Letters
Estimated awards are based solely on self-reported information on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and are subject to change pending the review of:
- Verified income information on the FAFSA and using the IRS Data Retrieval tool, which electronically transfers your/your parent(s) income information from the IRS. If you are not able to complete the IRS Data Retrieval Tool, you may need to request IRS Tax Return Transcripts online at www.irs.gov or by calling (800) 908-9946. To view how to update your FAFSA using the IRS Data Retrieval Tool, please view our How To Apply for Financial Aid video.
- Requested documentation.
If you enroll at Emmanuel and are awarded need-based aid, you must submit requested documents to the OSFS to finalize your award. All requested documents will be used to verify the information you provided on the FAFSA .
You will receive a verified financial aid award letter once the review of this documentation has been completed. The verified award will differ from the estimated award only if the information on the FAFSA is different from the information provided on the verification documents.
Financial Aid Award Guide
You will receive a Financial Aid Award Guide with your award letter; the guide provides descriptions of aid, procedures to complete the financial aid process, and billing information.
Appealing Your Award
Financial aid for the 2013-2014 academic year is based on 2012 income information. If you experience significant changes from 2012 to 2013, we may be able to consider this information to determine if you are eligible for additional assistance. These circumstances must be documented. Significant changes may include:
- death of a parent,
- loss of employment (or decrease in salary),
- medical expenses not covered by insurance that exceed 5% of the family's adjusted gross income.
Please call 617-735-9938 or email a detailed letter to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will determine if additional assistance can be provided.
Reducing or Declining Your Award
To reduce or decline any aid, please contact the Office of Student Financial Services.