Prospective Student Financial Aid
The cost of an EMU education often compares favorably to that of large public universities.
One-on-one financial counseling from well-trained and caring staff will result in financial planning that makes an EMU education a worthwhile investment for you.
Are you a transfer student? Check out a special financial aid page for transfer students.
EMU is affordable
Average Package Based on Parent Income
This chart estimates the federal, state, and institutional financial assistance awards (including federal student loans) received by freshman in 2022-23.
|Income Range||Average Award||Award Range|
|$0 - 35,000||$49,880||$28,500 - $56,900
|$35,001 - 58,000||$48,702||$39,545 - $56,900
|$58,001 - 74,000||$46,414||$33,250 - $54,910
|$74,001 - 90,000||$46,288||$37,020 - $54,590
|$90,001 - 115,000||$41,282||$30,150 - $56,900
|$115,001 and up||$35,815||$22,000 - $56,250
Merit-based scholarships are determined by a student cumulative high school GPA. Merit-based scholarships can be upgraded through January of the student's senior year.
Merit-based scholarships range from $18,000 to $26,000 per year and are renewable for four years, depending on academic performance. A separate application is not required for many merit applications.
*EMU became test free for SAT/ACT as of March 2020.
EMU participates in the following grants. Explore grants further at www.emu.edu/financial-aid/grants.
- Federal Pell Grants
- Federal Need-Based Grants
- Virginia Tuition Assistance Grant (VTAG)
- Alumni Dependent Grant
- Church Matching Grant
- GI Bill and Yellow Ribbon Program
- Tuition discounts for dependents of faculty and staff of Mennonite education institutions