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Appeals

We understand that unfortunate circumstances happen that may drastically change a student’s financial situation. After you have received your initial financial aid decision, you may appeal your financial aid based on significant and/or unforeseen changes in circumstances that affect your ability to cover your college costs. Reasons for an appeal may include, but are not limited to: loss of income, high unanticipated expenses (e.g., medical/dental, home repair, etc.) paid out of income, separation, divorce, or death of a parent.

The Financial Aid Appeal Form is available from the Office of Student Financial Assistance. Along with the form, a student should include supporting documentation (e.g., termination letters, unemployment determination letters, cancelled checks, copies of bills, etc.) Please be specific in explaining the changes in your financial situation.

The Director of Student Financial Assistance will review the appeal and contact the student directly with a decision regarding the outcome. We will make every effort to make a decision with the information provided, however, additional documentation may be requested.