Financial aid eligibility decisions are made using federal, state and institutional regulations and policies. Students may appeal their eligibility if special circumstances warrant a review. Reasons for an appeal might include one of the following documented unusual circumstances:

  • Loss or reduction of employment earnings
  • Disability or death of parent or spouse
  • Separation or divorce
  • Loss or reduction of untaxed income
  • Losses due to a natural disaster
  • Unusually high educational program costs
  • Unusual medical expenses
  • Dependent and child care expenses

Any financial aid staff member can advise a student about the procedures on how to file an appeal.