Important Dates

Important Dates


Semester Summer 2024 Fall 2024 Spring 2025
Semester Start Date 05/28/2024 08/17/2024 01/11/2025
Semester End Date 08/01/2024 12/13/2024 05/09/2025
Pell Recalculation Date 05/30/2024 08/26/2024 01/21/2025
Consortium Agreements Due 05/30/2024 08/26/2024 01/21/2025

Book Advance: 7-9 days before the start of the semester*

*This is the earliest timeframe in which book advances will begin to be processed. The processing timeframe may be impacted by holiday and/or weekends. The release date is based on a student's individual class start dates. See for more information.

Important Information

Tuition Payment: Students who have not been awarded may request an extension of their tuition payment due date if the Financial Aid Office has received a valid, eligible FAFSA and all required supporting documentation/information. Extensions on tuition payment are not needed if the student has been awarded sufficient aid for the term. To check if aid has been awarded, please refer to Student Services Center at  Click View Financial Aid link followed by Aid Year to view awards per term. Students who do not have a complete Financial Aid file (i.e., valid FAFSA, eligible program of study, HS Diploma/GED, and all other required documentation) by the date above may be required to pay their tuition/fees or sign up for the Student Tuition Payment Plan before their payment due date.

Disbursements: Excess aid (the amount remaining after all tuition, fees, book advance, and any other related charges are covered) will be disbursed through the MSRP process. Students should not expect their funds any earlier than the third week after their earliest class start, dependent upon the MSRP delivery method selected. Students with late starting classes or overlapping classes from a prior term may have some (or all) of their grant and/or loan disbursements delayed further. Please plan accordingly. 

MSRP Information:

Nelnet Campus Commerce Customer Services: 800-609-8056

Pell Recalculation - Students who are awarded aid by the Pell recalculation date cannot have their Pell grant increased for classes added after the Pell recalculation date for that term. This applies to adding classes at EMCC or turning in consortium agreements for classes taken at other colleges. In order to be eligible for Pell grant for the classes, the student must be registered by the Pell recalculation date (this applies to late start classes as well) and, if applicable, the Financial Aid Office must have a completed consortium agreement by the Pell recalculation date. Students who apply for aid after the Pell recalculation date will have their Pell Grant awarded based on the number of credit hours enrolled on the day their award is calculated or the number or credits enrolled first day they enroll in any classes if they are already awarded.

Book Advances: The Book Advance program provides advances of Financial Aid Awards to eligible Financial Aid recipients. Eligible students are able to purchase books and supplies with their advances at any bookstore or online. Note: Book Advance amounts are based on currently awarded aid which may change after Pell recalculation date. Visit for more information.

Loans: Students who are expecting a student loan must complete the Direct Loan Master Promissory Note (MPN) before the loan can be disbursed. For MPN instructions, please see

The first disbursement may be delayed if student is enrolled in late starting classes or is a first time student at EMCC. Also note that the date indicated on the MPN is not the actual disbursement date to the student. All Loans are required to have two disbursements, this includes one semester loans.

Consortium Agreements: The STUDENT is responsible to pay the tuition with their own funds at the host (participating) school. The home (parent) school cannot put a hold on classes nor contact the host (participating) school to inform them of anticipated aid. Financial aid is awarded at the college where the student is attending more than 50 percent of their total credits for that term. Additionally, students requesting loans must be enrolled in at least six credit hours per term at the school awarding the aid. The course work at the host institution may not overlap the end date of the prior term or start date of the subsequent term at the home school. Visit for more information. 

Course Applicability: Federal Regulations stipulate that we can only give you fund for those courses required for your current program of study. If you choose to enroll in a course that is not applicable to your program of study, you will be responsible for all charges related to that course. Please click HERE for more information. 

Note that classes that do not span the entire length of the semester could affect your financial aid eligibility (i.e., amounts, disbursement dates, eligibility, etc.).