Consumer Information

This page contains information on the institution, financial assistance, scholarship fraud, graduation rates, campus security, student rights and responsibilities, athletic participation and the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act at Eastern Michigan University.

In accordance with federal regulations set forth by The Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended, this guide contains a summary of consumer information that must be made available to all students at EMU. Each topic listed gives a brief description of the information that must be disclosed and explains how it can be obtained. If you need assistance obtaining information listed, contact the Office of Financial Aid.

Information about the Institution

Costs of Attending the Institution

Many resources are available detailing the costs of attending EMU. These costs include tuition and fees, on-campus room and board, as well as estimated costs for books/supplies and transportation. The net price calculator and tuition and fees calculator are also helpful tools.

Refund Policy

The university has a tuition refund policy that stipulates the amount of tuition and fees that are refunded to a student who withdraws from all classes during a term. Visit the Registrar's site for information about refunds.

Requirements for Withdrawal

Students who are withdrawing from all classes at the University must notify the Registrar's Office by following specific withdrawal procedures posted in the Student Guide.

Return of Federal Financial Aid

The federal government mandates that students who withdraw from all classes may only keep the financial aid (federal Title Iv grant and loan assistance) they have "earned" up to the time of withdrawal. Funds that were disbursed in excess of the earned amount must be returned by the university to the federal government. The Return of Funds Policy for Title IV Aid Recipients Who Withdraw explains the details for Official Withdraws, Unofficial Withdraws, and Modular Withdraws.

Descriptions of Academic Programs

Information on the university's academic programs and degree offerings is available online. Choose Academic Programs from items on the left. You can review the types of careers and graduate/professional education that our graduates might pursue.

Instructional Facilities and Labs

Information on the university's instructional facilities and laboratories is available online.

Instructional Personnel

Information on the university's faculty and instructional personnel is available from the various schools/colleges. This information can be found on the Academics site and all EMU personnel are listed in the Directory.

Accreditation, Approval and Licensure of Institution and Programs

The University is fully accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and is an approved participant in State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA). Students may review copies of documents describing the institution's accreditation or file complaints; Documents and complaint processes are detailed on the above websites.

EMU's accreditation data and strategic plan are available online.

Alumni Survey

Data regarding EMU Alumni educational pursuits and employment status post-graduation is collected every few years on the Alumni Survey. For a printed copy of this report, please contact the Office of Financial Aid.

Services for Disabled Students

For information on programs and services for disabled students, contact the Students with Disabilities Office 240K Student Center or visit the website for the Disability Resource Center.

Phone: 734.487.2470

Copyright Infringement

Unauthorized distribution of copyrighted material, including unauthorized peer-to-peer file sharing, may subject the student to civil and criminal liabilities. Review policies and penalties related to copyright infringement.

Transfer Credits

Articulations Agreements/3+1 Programs

Following an articulation agreement allows you to ensure you're taking classes that will count toward your bachelor's degree while also completing your associate degree. Learn more about our articulation agreements.

Michigan Transfer Agreement/MACRAO Agreement

EMU participates in the Michigan Transfer Agreement (MTA) and the MACRAO Agreement. Earning your MTA or MACRAO certification is an efficient way to complete most of EMU's general education requirements at a community college.

Transfer Course Equivalencies

Check out transfer equivalencies for courses from over 40 colleges and universities. 

Information on Financial Assistance

Overview of Financial Aid Programs

All students – visit our website for descriptions of the federal, state, local private and institutional student financial assistance programs available.

Graduate students – additional information on scholarships, fellowships and graduate assistantships can be obtained from the EMU Graduate School website.

Financial Aid for Study Abroad

Students enrolled in an EMU sponsored study abroad program may apply for financial aid using the FAFSA and/or private lenders. Information about financial aid for students studying abroad can be found on the Study Abroad site.

Satisfactory Academic Progress

Standards which the student must maintain in order to be considered to be making satisfactory progress in their course of study for the purpose of receiving financial assistance and information about re-establishing SAP eligibility are discussed in detail here.

Disbursement of Financial Aid

Check out the Financial Aid Calendar and Deadlines to review when financial aid is disbursed for each semester.

Borrower's Rights, Responsibilities, Repayment and Loan Consolidation

EMU provides many resources for federal student loan borrowers on our website.  Additional information is available online from the federal government on the at Student Loans site and Student Aid site.

Scholarship Fraud

According to the Federal Trade Commission, perpetrators of financial aid fraud often use the following lines to lure students with their scholarship services. Students and parents should avoid any scholarship or website which states any of the following:

  • "This scholarship is guaranteed or your money back."
  • "You can't get this information anywhere else."
  • "I just need your credit card or bank account number to hold this scholarship."
  • "We'll do all the work."

For more information, visit the Federal Trade Commission's Consumer Information page.

Graduation and Retention Rates

Eastern Michigan University's graduation rate after six years for the fall 2010 cohort class is 40.72%. This is the rate of degree seeking full-time undergraduate students who have graduated from their programs within 150% of the normal time for graduation.

Eastern Michigan University’s full-time student retention rate from fall 2015 to fall 2016 was 74.63% for first time undergrads and 76.19% for transfer students.

Download the latest EMU Data Book through the Office of Institutional Research and Information Management.

Completion/Graduation Rates for Student Athletes

Reports must be provided to student-athletes, their parents, high school coaches, and guidance counselors when an athletically related student aid offer is made. 

A report on the Graduation Success Rate (GSR) is also available online. Choose Eastern Michigan University from the school drop down menu to review the graduation success rates of EMU athletes sorted by sport and year. 

Athletic Program Participation and Financial Support

The Equity in Athletics Data Analysis Cutting Tool was designed to provide access to public inquiries relating to the Equity in Athletics Data. The data is drawn from the Office of Postsecondary Education of the U.S. Department of Education (OPE) Equity in Athletics Disclosure Website database, which is an online database that consists of athletics data that are submitted annually.  This is required by the Equity in Athletics Disclosure Act (EADA), via a Web-based data collection, by all co-educational postsecondary institutions that receive Title IV funding (i.e., those that participate in federal student aid programs) and that have an intercollegiate athletics program.

To access a report that summarizes Eastern Michigan University data required by the EADA, visit the Equity in Athletics Data Analysis website. Enter Eastern Michigan University in the search box for the name of the institution. Once your search result is returned, click on the link to "Eastern Michigan University" and you will be able to view the report for the most recent reporting year.

For more information or to receive a copies of the reports, contact the Athletic Department, Convocation Center, Second Floor

Tel: 734.487.1050 | Fax: 734.487.6898

Campus Safety and Security

EMU Department of Public Safety (DPS) patrols the campus area, in addition to the SEEUS walking escort service to guide student's safety at night.

The EMU Police Department is a fully functioning, professional police department with full law enforcement capabilities. The Police Department is located at 1200 Oakwood Street and is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, to serve the needs of the campus community. The department is comprised of seven sergeants, thirty sworn police officers, and eight dispatchers.

All of our police officers are certified through the Michigan Commission on Law Enforcement Standards (MCOLES). As sworn officers, they are empowered to investigate crimes and make arrests or take other necessary action to address any criminal or other public infractions in the vicinity of the EMU campus. EMU police officers work closely with all area police agencies, including the Ypsilanti Police Department, Michigan State Police and Washtenaw County Sheriff's Department.

The Eastern Michigan University Police Department prepares an Annual Security Report to comply with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act.

This report is prepared in cooperation with the Housing and Student Judicial Services Departments. Each entity provides updated information on their educational efforts and programs to comply with the Act.

Visit the EMU Police site for a listing of staff profiles and contact information, as well as the daily crime log, Police Advisory's and the Annual Security Report.

Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy act of 1974 is a federal law designed to protect the privacy of current and former student's educational records and afford students certain rights with respect to their education records. Please review the Notification of Student Rights for details on protecting and accessing your records.

Service EMU

268 Student Center and 240 McKenny Hall

Both locations offer walk-in advising for enrolled and prospective students regarding Financial Aid, Records and Registration and Student Business Services Monday-Thursday 8-5, Friday 9-5. They can assist students in obtaining further information about this consumer information.

Contact Information for Admissions Office and Schools/Colleges 

Undergraduate Admissions

Admissions Welcome Center
First-Year Students
220 Student Center
800.GO.TO.EMU or 734.487.3060 |
Visit the Admissions website for more information and to apply online.

Transfer students

246 McKenny Hall
800.GO.TO.EMU or 734.487.3060 |
Visit the Transfer Admissions website for more information and to apply online.

International students

220 Student Center
800.GO.TO.EMU or 734.487.3060 |
Visit the International Admissions website for more information and to apply online.

Graduate Admissions

220 Student Center
800.GO.TO.EMU or 734.487.3060 |
Visit the Graduate Admissions website for more information and to apply online.

Graduate School

200 Boone Hall
734.487.0042 |
Visit the Graduate School website for more information


To locate contact information for your school or college, please visit the Academics website, click on Colleges and Departments and Choose the College or Department you are interested in reviewing.

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