Getting Started

For most students and families, attending a private college or university represents a substantial investment. Make sure your money is well spent by attending a college that meets your needs. Visiting a campus and talking with persons from the admissions office, seeing other students, and making an appointment with the financial aid office will help you make an informed decision.

Take the SAT or ACT Tests.

Test scores and Grade Point Averages (GPA) are the most common criteria for determining eligibility for academic and other merit-based scholarships.

Visit Your High School Guidance Office.

If you are currently enrolled in high school or have just recently graduated, your high school guidance office will have information about local groups and organizations that provide scholarships and other financial assistance.

Use the Internet.

The financial information page is a great place to start checking out other scholarship opportunities, as well as a host of other useful information sources.

Talk to your church.

Many congregations provide financial support for students attending colleges such as EMU.