Appeal Policy

Financial Aid awards are created by the Office of Financial Aid using the Department of Education's evaluation of the student information provided on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), and are based on prior year income information. The Office of Financial Aid understands that our student body is very diverse which results in some students having unique financial situations. For this reason, we choose to exercise our option to allow students to appeal his or her financial aid award. 

Deadlines

To submit an appeal: You have 3 weeks before the end of each semester to file a new appeal. You are not allowed to submit a new appeal unit 2 weeks after the start of each semester. 

To receive a decision: 3 weeks after the appeal is submitted, in most cases. Delays may occur if conflicting information is found in your financial aid application (FAFSA) and/or appeal. This may result in your file being selected for the Verification process. Please contact the Office of Financial Aid for specific deadline details for your appeal. 

Incomplete appeals: Will be denied and will not be reviewed. If you choose to continue to pursue the appeal process by submitting additional documentation you will need to re-appeal and start the appeal process again by submitting the appropriate documentation. 

 

For more information about the appeal process please contact our office.