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Financial Assistance

Tuition for the first-, second-, third-, and fourth-year students for the 2013–2014 academic year is $48,700. A student activity/athletic fee of $418 is payable for all enrolled students for the privilege of participating in student activities and athletics. Tuition rates are subject to change and will affect all students unless otherwise specified. There is also a mental health and counseling fee of $58 per semester and a technology fee of $50 per semester. A one-time transcript fee of $70 will be charged for the first semester of attendance.

All medical students are assessed an immunization and disability insurance fee of $250 per year. In addition, a clinical administrative fee of $50 is charged each semester of attendance. Health professions tuitions are covered in the specific sections within the health professions portion of this bulletin.

Policy Statement on Refunds

Medical students who withdraw from the medical curriculum for any reason may qualify for a tuition refund on a semester basis. Tuition refunds for first- and second-year students will apply as follows:

Withdrawal during



First week (through Drop/Add)



Second week



Third week



Fourth week



Fifth week



There will be no refunds after the fifth week of any semester. Any refund to third- and fourth-year students will be prorated according to completed clerkships.


The Emory University Bookstores, located in the Oxford Road Building, stock new and used textbooks for all Emory courses, as well as a broad selection of study aids, general and scholarly trade titles, school and office supplies, Emory-imprinted clothing and gifts, and many other items.


Each medical student is required to furnish certain equipment, which must meet standard requirements of the medical faculty. The University assumes no financial responsibility for the equipment. Purchase of a microscope is not required.

Campus Dining

Meals are available at several campus dining areas, including the central Food Service operation in the Dobbs University Center (DUC). Fast food service is available in Cox Hall. For additional information, check out the Emory Dining website at


Emory University does not provide on-campus housing for graduate students. However, the Office of Residence Life and Housing provides information regarding off-campus housing. Contact them at (404) 727-7631 or refer to their website at


Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport makes Emory readily accessible to or from any part of the world. Airport limousines provide transportation to the campus. Rapid transit authority buses connect Emory to Atlanta’s rapid rail system (Lindbergh Station) and all parts of the city.

Campus shuttle buses operate weekdays, stopping at various points around campus, including the parking decks, University graduate and undergraduate housing, Emory University Hospital and Clinic, the Rehabilitation Center, and Wesley Woods. For a schedule and route map, contact Transportation and Parking Services Office at 1945 Starvine Way (in the Clairmont Campus Parking Deck) Separate shuttle routes serve Grady Memorial Hospital and Emory University Hospital Midtown.

Financial Assistance

A number of scholarships and loans are available to assist medical students with their education, and every effort is made to help students find funds elsewhere if University sources have been exhausted. With few exceptions, scholarship awards are made on the basis of need. Awards are made without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, disability, age, or veteran status.

Applicants to the first-year class should apply for aid as soon as possible after January 1, and all information including tax returns and other documentation requested by the Office of Financial Aid no later than March 1. Interviewed applicants with financial need should not wait for acceptance before applying for financial aid.

The CSS PROFILE and the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) are available online at and respectively. Further information may be obtained from the Financial Aid Office, Boisfeuillet Jones Center, Emory University, Atlanta, GA 30322, 404.727.6039, or Office of Student Affairs and Medical Education, School of Medicine, Emory University, Atlanta, GA 30322, 404.727.5683. The Financial Aid Office website is

Financial aid requests are considered annually; a rejection of aid for the first year does not necessarily indicate that no aid will be available during later years, nor does an award in the first year guarantee aid for subsequent years.

Students who are not citizens or permanent residents of the United States are not eligible for federal financial aid (including student loans) and, therefore, must document that they are able to pay all estimated tuition, fees, and living expenses for the duration of their entire medical education at Emory. Upon acceptance to the School of Medicine, all international students will receive a Financial Certificate form, which must be signed by a financial or banking officer to certify that adequate funds are available to the student. This form must be properly completed and returned to the School of Medicine before an international student can be enrolled.

Through the generosity of various named and anonymous donors, a number of scholarship funds are available. More than two hundred awards, ranging from $2,000 to over one-half tuition are available annually to medical students. Incoming first-year students who wish to apply should submit the PROFILE (code 0140) and the Free Application for Federal Student Assistance (FAFSA) (code 001564) even before acceptance. Students already enrolled should complete the PROFILE and the FAFSA and submit any supporting documentation to the Office of Financial Aid no later than May 1.

Residents of Georgia who are interested in practicing medicine in rural areas of the state are eligible to apply for scholarship assistance (or loan repayment program) through the Georgia Board of Physician Workforce. Information regarding eligibility, application procedure, and obligations of recipients may be obtained from the Board, Two Peachtree Street, NW (36th Floor) Atlanta, GA 30303, 404-232-7972. Applications must be filed by June 1. The website is Similar programs in other states are also available to residents attending medical school at Emory. Website: Click on Medical Students then on Loan Repayment/Forgiveness.

Scholarships for Medical Students

The following scholarships are awarded by the Office of Financial Aid based on eligibility as determined by the information the student submits on the FAFSA and the PROFILE.

  • Dr. H. Homer Allen Medical Scholarship
  • Adopt-A-Doc Scholarship
  • Alumni Medical School Scholarship
  • Charles R. Andrews Scholarship
  • Augusta H. and Grace A. Barrett Scholarship
  • Mortimer B. and Claire Munroe Bates Scholarship
  • Dr. M. P. Bates Scholarship
  • Samuel and Esther Bleich Scholarship
  • Dr. John T. Burkhalter Scholarship
  • Amey Chappell Scholarship
  • Glenn and Jessika Crawford Scholarship
  • Helen W. Dobbs Scholarship
  • Milton H. Freedman, MD, Scholarship Fund
  • John and Sara Godwin Scholarship
  • Jack and Pauline Harrington Scholarship
  • Dr. Thurman Knight and Eula Chasteen Hill Scholarship
  • Dr. Byron J. and Freda G. Hoffman Scholarship
  • Barbara P. Howell Scholarship
  • Evan L. Huggins Scholarship
  • Zollie and Thomas Johnson Scholarship
  • Dr. J. William Jones Scholarship
  • Dr. Stephen and Jane Law Scholarship
  • Estelle C. McLain Scholarship
  • Helen Miller Scholarship
  • Mullis Scholarship
  • Charles Ernest Murphey Scholarship
  • George C. Nichols Scholarship
  • Catherine and Charles B. Nunnally Scholarship
  • Dr. Margaret Palmer Scholarship
  • Evangeline Papageorge Scholarship
  • James Edgar Paullin Scholarship
  • Dr. David Henry Poer Scholarship
  • Dr. Thomas S. Powell Scholarship
  • C. Elton Richards Scholarship
  • Adam and Stephanie Rogers Medical Scholarship                           
  • Thomas Edwards Rogers Sr. Memorial Scholarship
  • Frank B. Schley Scholarship
  • John F. Shannon and Emma Watson Smith Medical Scholarship
  • Emma J. Slaughter Scholarship
  • Carter Smith Sr. and Dorothy Smith Hopkins Scholarship
  • Cyrus W. Strickler Sr. Memorial Scholarship
  • William B. and Elizabeth H. Thompson Scholarship
  • Chesley Vincent Scholarship
  • William C. Warren Scholarship
  • Arthur G. Wedekind Scholarship
  • Hugh West Medical Scholarship
  • Lloyd L. Whitley Scholarship
  • Irene Woodruff Scholarship
  • Mary Elizabeth Young Endowed Memorial Scholarship

Scholarships Based on Merit and Eligibility

  • E. Bates Block, MD, Memorial Scholarship
  • Dr. James L. Campbell Memorial Scholarship
  • Joseph Collins Foundation Scholarship
  • Thomas Callahan Davis, MD, Memorial Scholarship
  • James Lacey Gravlee Jr., MD, Scholarship
  • Francis R. Hammack Endowed Memorial Scholarship
  • Bert L. Hammack and Emory B. Hammack Memorial Scholarship
  • Mrs. L. V. (Ola) Hammack Memorial Scholarship
  • W. C. Harris Family Scholarship
  • Ellington Charles Hawes Scholarship
  • Anne Hoyt Jolley Scholarship
  • Dr. Anthony J. and Doris E. Martin Scholarship
  • Dr. Evangeline Papageorge/Lucia Gomez, MD, Scholarship
  • Earl Rasmussen Memorial Scholarship
  • Milton R. Ratner Scholarship
  • Reifler Family Scholarship
  • Thompson Medical Scholarship
  • Joseph B. Whitehead Surgery Scholarship
  • Sidney H. Yarbrough III, MD, Scholarship in Medicine

Scholarships Based on Community Service

  • E. L. Bolton Service Award
  • Anne Elizabeth and Harper Gaston Service Scholarship

Scholarships Based on Merit

Robert W. Woodruff Fellowships

Four first-year medical and two MD/PhD students are selected as recipients of Woodruff Fellowships. Each fellowship covers full tuition and a stipend for a four-year period of study. Applicants are assessed on demonstrated qualities of forceful and unselfish character, intellectual and personal vigor, outstanding academic achievement, motivation for medicine, impressive communication skills, leadership, and creativity. A special application is not required. Individuals accepted to the initial class (through mid-March) will constitute the pool from which finalists will be selected. For additional information, contact the Office of Admissions of the School of Medicine.

Dr. G Keith Pilling Scholarship

One four-year scholarship is awarded every four years to a medical student who is a US citizen, has outstanding academic merit and demonstrates financial need. The scholarship covers full tuition and fees. A special application is not required.

Federal Loans

The Office of Financial Aid will determine a student's eligibility for federal Direct Stafford Loans. Students who wish to accept those loans will be given instructions on how to complete the loan promissory note when they receive their financial aid award letter. Students interested in the federal Direct GradPLUS Loan for additional funds should wait until they receive their initial award letter, then complete a GradPLUS Request Form that can be downloaded from the Office of Financial Aid website. 

Private loans

Students who need additional funds beyond the amount awarded by the Financial Aid Office may apply for private student loans. These loans require the borrower to undergo a credit check, and the interest rate is determined by the student's credit score. More information about these and all other student loans is available on the Financial Aid Office website at .

Veteran's Benefits

Students eligible for Veterans Administration benefits should notify the Office of Financial Aid and coordinate this information with the Office of the Registrar. Also, Emory participates in the Yellow Ribbon Program for post-9/11 veterans. One medical student with 100% post-9/11 eligibility will receive $6000 per year in addition to any other veteran’s benefits. For more information, contact the Associate Director of Financial Aid and Scholarships in the School of Medicine at (404) 727-5683.

Students receiving a military scholarship through the Health Professions Scholarship Program (HPSP) should contact the Emory University Office of Student Financial Services to implement third-party billing of tuition and fees.

Payment Plan

Students have the option of making four separate monthly payments for their tuition and fees via the Emory Payment Plan. There is a $60 fee to make use of the payment plan, and it is not available for summer semester. See for details.