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University Scholarships and Financial Aid strives to provide individual consideration of each student's circumstances to the maximum extent possible.  Students who have 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.

The following types of appeals will be considered:


Cost of Attendance Appeal

If actual expenses for a term exceed our estimated cost of attendance, a student may request and submit this type of appeal. Also, if you are identified as living with parents or on-campus and are now living off-campus.


Provisional Independent Student

If a student has unusual circumstances, they may qualify as a Provisional Independent Student for the purposes of evaluating FAFSA data. 

Professional Judgment Appeal

A student may request to have FAFSA data reviewed based on a change of circumstances.

Satisfactory Academic Progress 

A student submits this type of appeal when they are not meeting Satisfactory Academic Progress requirements and wished to appeal to regain aid eligibility.

Appeal forms are available on our Forms page. Be sure to select the correct aid year as appeals are specific to an aid year.

The following is not an appeal, but requires documentation to confirm your personal circumstance(s):


Independent Student Confirmation

If a student is married or answered "yes" to any of the "Student Personal Circumstances" questions on the FAFSA, our office needs confirmation.