A scholarship is a financial aid award that does not need to be repaid. Scholarships are a form of merit-based aid, meaning they are offered based on merit or achievement in a specific area. Below is a list of the scholarships currently available* at Emmanuel College.
Academic Scholarships - Up to $6,000
Valedictorian Scholarship - up to $9,000
Fine Arts Scholarship - Up to $1,100 per win
Church Matching Scholarship - Up to $1,000 total
Founders Scholarship - $2,500
Pentecostal Heritage Scholarship - $1,000
Legacy Scholarship - $500
Family Discount - $600
ELI Scholarship - up to cost of tuition
*Student-Athletes receiving athletic scholarship cannot receive additional EC Scholarships other than academic scholarship. In order to receive academic scholarship in addition to athletic scholarship, student athletes must meet the NCAA exempted Academic Aid criteria.
Emmanuel College offers a generous program of competitive scholarships and financial aid. Emmanuel has been recognized as one of the most affordable colleges in the South. Recently, U.S. News & World Report ranked Emmanuel for the 4th year in a row as a Tier 1 school and amongst the Top 50 colleges in the South (public and private). For the 2014-2015 award year 99% of traditional students received financial aid with a discount of over 40 percent with all institutional aid combined.
To apply for financial aid, the first step is to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). You can complete the FAFSA at http://www.fafsa.ed.gov or go to http://www.ed.gov for more information. Also, click here to see what EC Scholarships you may qualify for!
Budgeting for Books
Your tuition does not include the cost of books that are required for your class. For more infomation about budgeting for books and purchasing them, click here.
Students can view their accounts online by going to www.ec.edu and logging into “My EC.” Go to "account" to view a copy of your account balance. You can change the semester you would like to view from the menu under your picture.
Payments may be submitted directly online using a debit or credit card, in person at the Cashier’s Office, or mailed to Emmanuel College, P.O. Box 129, Franklin Springs, GA, 30639. Interest-free payment plan enrollment option is also available online. Paper statements will not be mailed unless a specific need exists.
PAYMENT OF ACCOUNTS
In order for a student to be activated for a particular semester, the total charges for the semester, including any balance remaining from a previous semester, must be covered by some combination of the following by July 15 for fall semester and by December 15 for spring semester:
- Finalized financial aid, including all loans, grants, and scholarships. (Please note, the amount of financial aid received may not be sufficient to cover total charges for the semester.)
- A signed and approved EMMANUEL COLLEGE PAYMENT PLAN contract accepted by Emmanuel College. (Emmanuel College maintains sole discretion to determine if payments under the plan are reasonable and likely to be paid.)
- Payment on account by cash, check, money order, or approved charge to a valid debit or credit card.
If the student’s financial aid is not finalized by July 15 for fall semester and by December 15 for spring semester, then in order to be activated, the student must cover all semester charges, including any prior balance, by some acceptable combination of items 2 and 3 above by August 15 for fall semester and by December 15 for spring semester. If financial aid is subsequently finalized, then one or more of the items used to cover the charges may be reduced or refunded to the student.
FAILURE TO COVER CHARGES
If a student fails to cover the charges for a semester by the date specified above, the following procedures will apply:
1. The student will not be activated and will not be allowed to attend classes.
2. If a resident student, the student will not be allowed to move into the residence hall.
3. The student’s transcript will not reflect enrollment or registration for the semester.
4. Charges and financial aid for the semester will be removed from the student’s account.
DEFAULT ON EMMANUEL COLLEGE PAYMENT PLANS
If a student fails to fund a monthly payment on their EMMANUEL COLLEGE PAYMENT PLAN, the student may be administratively withdrawn from school for that semester and the following procedures shall apply:
1. If a resident student, the student must move out of the residence hall by midnight of the Sunday following the administrative withdrawal.
2. The student’s transcript will reflect the withdrawal for the semester.
3. Charges and financial aid for the semester will be prorated according to the Federal Withdrawal Calculation.
Any time a balance exists after July 15 for fall semester or after December 15 for spring semester, a FINANCE CHARGE OF 1.5% PER MONTH will be applied to any past due balances. This is an ANNUAL PERCENTAGE RATE OF 18%. If a student’s account must be submitted to a collection agency for collection, all costs of collection will be added to the account and must be paid in order to settle the account.
Emmanuel College reserves the right to suspend and/or dismiss a student for nonpayment of amounts due. In the case of a suspension, a fee of $100.00 will be charged for reinstatement after the account is paid in full. Diplomas and/or transcripts will not be released until all outstanding balances on accounts with the College have been settled.
Emmanuel College, like most colleges, must make commitments in advance for faculty, staff, equipment, supplies, utilities, and other operating expenses for the entire year. Therefore, the college policy considers the acceptance of registration as a contract binding student and parents for charges for the entire semester.
However, when it becomes necessary to withdraw from school, reduction in tuition and residence charges will be made according to the refund policy as outlined by Federal Law. Emmanuel College has adopted the Federal Policy as the official refund policy of the college. To be eligible for a refund of tuition and residence charges, a student must complete the official withdrawal process or be administratively withdrawn.
Depending on when a student becomes no longer enrolled, the law may provide for a refund of unearned tuition, fees, and residence charges for students who withdraw, drop out, are expelled, fail to return from an approved leave of absence, or fail to complete the period of enrollment for which they were charged.
The Federal Refund Policy mandates that the College calculate the cancelation of tuition and fees and refunds of Title IV funds based on the percentage of the semester the student has completed. Any student who has completed more than sixty percent (60%) of the semester will not be eligible for any refund. More details may be obtained from the Office of Student Accounts or Financial Aid Office.
Before you begin the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) process, have these documents available: federal income tax returns, W-2s, records of untaxed benefits received, current bank statements, and records of other savings and investments such as stocks, bonds and mutual funds.
To expedite the processing of your application, we highly recommend that you take advantage of the new IRS Data Retrieval option which is available when completing the online FAFSA.
You must complete the FAFSA to be considered for these financial aid programs:
- Federal Pell Grant
- Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG)
- Federal Work-Study
- Federal Subsidized and Unsubsidized Stafford Loans
- Federal PLUS (Parent) Loans
- EC Endowed and Funded Scholarships (where demonstrated need is an eligibility criterion)
You are encouraged to submit the FAFSA as soon as possible, but no earlier than January 1 of each year. Some financial aid programs—such as FSEOG, Endowed and Funded Scholarships, and Federal Work-Study—have limited funding, so early application is very important.
The U.S. Department of Education may select your FAFSA for a process callled Verification. In this review, the Office of Financial Aid is required by law to compare your FAFSA information with copies of your IRS Tax Return Transcripts and other financial documents. If your FAFSA has been selected for review, you will be asked for additional documentation.
How to Apply
To complete your FAFSA online, go to www.fafsa.gov. Make sure you use our school code: 00156300.
Students and parents are encouraged to sign the FAFSA electronically. To do so, you must have a valid PIN number from the U.S. Department of Education. To obtain a PIN number, go to www.pin.ed.gov.
In addition to the FAFSA, students need to complete the Emmanuel College Application for Financial Aid (ECAFA) here.
All grants, scholarships and loans singularly or in combination cannot exceed a students’ cost of attendance. A students cost of attendance is determined by the financial aid office and includes tuition, room and board, books, transportation and miscellaneous expenses.
For an in depth guide on the FAFSA, click here.
Campus Safety is a service-driven department committed to establishing and maintaining operational procedures that provide a safe environment for students, faculty, staff and visitors in a manner consistent with mission of Emmanuel College.
The College cooperates with the City of Franklin Springs Police Department to maintain a security presence seven days per week for protection of students and facilities. In the evening hours, the Campus Resource Officer will confront students who appear to be breaking college regulations. Security personnel may ask to see a student’s I.D. card and may retain the card in order to submit it to the Vice President for Student Life, the Director of Campus Operations, or a Resident Director with a report of the alleged infraction. Students are to obey and respect security personnel and provide them with appropriate information as requested. In accordance with Georgia Law Code 16-11-3, anyone attempting to conceal his or her face or identity who does not immediately respond to the requests of security or staff may be dealt with by law enforcement authorities.
Emmanuel College first opened on January 1, 1919, under the name of Franklin Springs Institute. The founder of the school was the Reverend George Floyd Taylor, a North Carolinian who had long desired to begin such an institution. For over a century the campus had been used as a health resort centered around several mineral springs. G. F. Taylor was president from 1919-1926 and again from 1929-1931. During 1926-1929, two men served briefly as president, first, Reverend A. M. Taylor and then Reverend B. A. Jones. Because of the Great Depression, the school closed temporarily in 1931.
In 1933 the school was reopened as a high school and junior college, with the Reverend Thomas Lee Aaron as president. Under President Aaron’s leadership, the school gradually progressed from a small community school to a modern, influential junior college. In 1939, the name of the institution was changed to Emmanuel, meaning “God with us.” Upon Reverend Aaron’s death in January 1951, Mr. Woodard Glenn Drum, former dean of the college, became president.
The administration of President Drum saw the completion of the present campus quadrangle, the recruitment of an excellent faculty, and the achievement of accreditation by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges in 1967. The high school department, which had earlier been accredited by the Southern Association, was discontinued in 1963. With the retirement of President Drum in January 1970, Dr. Culbreth Young Melton became the sixth president of the institution.
Under Dr. Melton’s administration a four-year School of Christian Ministries was established and accredited by the American Association of Bible Colleges. A new Learning Resources Center was constructed, and the overall quality of the institution was improved. Upon Dr. Melton’s retirement, Dr. David Roger Hopkins became the seventh president in June 1983.
Many campus improvements are credited to Dr. Hopkins’ leadership, including construction of two new residence halls and the Wellons Science Resources Center, as well as the acquisition and renovation of John W. Swails Convocation Center. Major changes in curricular offerings also accompanied accreditation as a four-year institution by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges.
Upon Dr. Hopkins’ retirement in 2005, the Rev. Michael S. Stewart was inaugurated as the eighth president of Emmanuel College. During his administration, significant efforts were made to enhance the campus by expanding academic and athletic programs and by improving the quality of campus life through new residence halls and athletic facilities.
In October 2014, Dr. Ronald G. White became the ninth president of Emmanuel College after being named interim president only a month before. A 1969 graduate of Emmanuel, President White previously worked at the college in several roles from 1980 to 2002 including Director of Financial Aid, Dean of Students and Dean of Enrollment Management.
At the foundation of the many changes and progress over the years remains the paramount emphasis on Christ-centered values. The lives of EC alumni speak of the quality of the academic opportunities they have received. Through its program of Christian higher education, Emmanuel College has provided students with academic and spiritual values that will enrich their lives and lead them to enrich the lives of others.
This year's Education Course Offerings are now available in the 2015-16 Course Catalog. CLICK HERE, click on the 2015-16 Course Catalog, and advance to page 164 for to view them with full descriptions. There you can also find out which semesters they are offered and how many credit hours they are worth.
The Registrar/Student Records Office of Emmanuel College strives to serve its students, faculty and administration with a Christ-centered stewardship by maintaining accurate academic records in a secure environment.
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ACCEL/Move On When Ready
MyEC Registration System
Transcript Request Process
Testing Services (CLEP, SAT, ACT, Test Proctoring)
Required Forms for Admission and Registration
Meningococcal Vaccine Requirement - All students are required by Georgia law to read and sign the form. However, the vaccine itself is not required.
Transfer Eligibility Form (TEF) - Required of all students transferring from another institution.
Disclosure of Institutional (General Student Body) Graduation/Completion and Transfer-out Rates:
Emmanuel College is pleased to provide the following information regarding our institution's graduation/completion rates. The information is provided in compliance with the Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended. The rates reflect the graduation/completion status of students who enrolled during the indicated school year and for whom 150% of the normal time-to-completion has elapsed. During the fall semester of 2008, 126 first-time, full-time, certificate or degree-seeking Undergraduate students entered Emmanuel College. After 6 years (as of August 1, 2014), 42.1% of these students had graduated from our institution or completed their programs. Questions related to this report should be directed to Debra Grizzle.
Benefits Through the Veterans Administration
Emmanuel College is approved for the training of veterans and other eligible persons under the various educational benefits programs offered by the Veterans Administration. Students having questions concerning their eligibility for these programs may contact the Registrar’s Office at Emmanuel College or the Regional Office of the Veterans Administration in Atlanta, Georgia.
Yellow-Ribbon Program for Post-911 GI Bill Veterans
Emmanuel College does not participate in the Yellow-Ribbon Program for Post-911 GI Bill Veterans and dependents. There is a tuition and fee cap of $20,235.02 for the academic year 2014-15 for private schools. The tuition cost for the College in 2015-16 is below this amount set by the Veterans Administration for the Post-911 GI Bill program. (See Student Cost.)
Every student who enrolls at Emmanuel College must be enrolled in and working to meet the graduation requirements in a curriculum leading toward either an associate or a baccalaureate degree. For a complete program outline and list of all requirements, click on one of the links below to download the catalog for the year you started at Emmanuel. Prior year catalogs are available for those who may have a question regarding the programs of Emmanuel in previous years.