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Types of Appeals

University Scholarships and Financial Aid (USFA) strives to provide individual consideration of each student's circumstances to the extent possible.  Students who have a special circumstances they would like taken into consideration, (i.e. cost of attendance, change in FAFSA data, dependency status) may submit an appeal to our office for review and consideration by a committee.

USFA will consider the following types of appeals:

  1. Cost of Attendance Appeal - If actual expenses for a term exceed our estimated cost of attendance, email our office so we may review the student account and if applicable, send the appeal form to the student.
  2. Dependency Appeal - Depending on the circumstances, the student may appeal to be independent for purposes of evaluating FAFSA data.
  3. FAFSA Data Appeal - The student requests to have FAFSA data reviewed based on a change of circumstances.
  4. Satisfactory Academic Progress - The student is not meeting Satisfactory Academic Requirements and must appeal to regain aid eligibility.