Special Circumstances Appeal Process
Students with special circumstances may submit an appeal to the financial aid office for a re-evaluation. If you or your family's financial situation has significantly changed since the 2018 tax filing year (the tax year used on your 2020-21 FAFSA application), you may request a re-evaluation of your financial aid eligibility using more current income information. If you have incurred additional “out-of-pocket” expenses related to your current academic program or related to the COVID-19 outbreak to continue your attendance for the current academic year, you may request an adjustment to your student expense budget.
Students who wish to pursue the special circumstance appeal process can submit an on-line advising request at http://www.calstatela.edu/financialaid/advising-request-form for further guidance.