Financial aid eligibility decisions are made using federal, state and institutional regulations and policies. Students may appeal their calculated contribution 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.