Apr. 29, 2011
University Financial Aid Program Sees First Class of Graduating Seniors
The Emory Advantage financial aid program was established in 2007 to ensure access to an Emory education for qualified undergraduate students from families with total annual incomes of $100,000 or less. Now, four years later, Emory will see the first class of students to benefit from such programs graduate May 9 with little or no debt.
Through Emory Advantage, need-based grants reduce the education debt burden for undergraduate students at Oxford College, Emory College of Arts and Sciences, the Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing and Goizueta Business School. Since its inception, nearly 1,300 students have benefited from the program.
During the 2010-2011 academic year, Emory Advantage provided more than $6.3 million in financial aid awards to students across the university. Emory was recently listed by U.S. News & World Report as one of 63 schools of 1,700 surveyed that meet 100 percent of student financial need.