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Appeals

Income Adjustment Appeal

Students and families experiencing a significant income reduction in 2021 and/or 2022 compared to the 2020 income reported on the 2022-2023 FAFSA or CADAA may be eligible to file a 2022-2023 Income Adjustment Appeal. Not all appeals will be granted. If you (student) are currently ineligible for Financial Aid, submitting an appeal does not change your ineligibility for Financial Aid. If the Expected Family Contribution on your Student Aid Report is 0, submitting an appeal will not further decrease your EFC. You have been offered the maximum amount of Financial Aid.

Circumstances that allow for an adjustment that may lower your Expected Family Contribution (EFC):

  • Loss of income or benefits
  • Separation or Divorce
  • Death of a parent

Circumstance

Dependent Student

Independent Student

Eligibility to submit an Income Adjustment appeal

Loss of employment

You and/or your parents earned income in 2022 is less than in 2020 or 2021

Your and/or your spouses earned income for 2022 is less than in 2020 or 2021

If you answered no, you are ineligible to submit an Income Adjustment Appeal for this purpose. If you answered yes, you are eligible to submit an appeal.

Loss of benefits

You and/or your parents received benefits in 2020 or 2021 that have now have ceased

You and/or your spouse received benefits in 2020 or 2021 that have now ceased

If you answered no, you are ineligible to submit an Income Adjustment Appeal for this purpose. If you answered yes, you are eligible to submit an appeal.

Separation/Divorce or Death of a Parent/Spouse

Your parents separated or divorced after you filed your FA Application OR parent listed on FA App died after submitting the application

You and/or your spouse separated or divorced after filing your FA App OR spouse listed on FA App died after submitting the application

If you answered no, you are ineligible to submit an Income Adjustment Appeal for this purpose. If you answered yes, you are eligible to submit an appeal.

How to access the Income Adjustment Appeal

  • To access a 2022-2023 Income Adjustment Appeal, you are required to submit an Advising Request to the Financial Aid and Scholarships Office. You can access the Advising Request directly via the Financial Aid and Scholarships Website. Your Advising Request will be reviewed by a Financial Aid Advisor and we will follow up with you via email. Please submit your request with the subject line: Income Adjustment Appeal Request. All advising requests are reviewed in 4-5 days from the date of receipt.

Special Circumstance Appeal

Students and families experiencing an increase in Medical and/or Child Care expenses may be eligible to submit a Special Circumstance Appeal. Costs that allow for an increase in your Cost of Attendance* (COA). An increase to your COA not increase your eligibility for need-based grant awards

  • Out of Pocket Medical Expenses
  • Child Care Expenses

How to access the Special Circumstance Appeal

  • To access a 2022-2023 Special Circumstance Appeal, you are required to submit an Advising Request to the Financial Aid and Scholarships Office. You can access the Advising Request directly via the Financial Aid and Scholarships Website. Your Advising Request will be reviewed by a Financial Aid Advisor and we will follow up with you via email. Please submit your request with the subject line: Special Circumstance Appeal Request. All advising requests are reviewed in 4-5 days from the date of receipt.