2017-18 Financial Aid Appeals (Professional Judgment)
The Office of Financial Aid & Scholarships uses the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) as the application to determine eligibility for “need-based” financial aid. No other applications are needed. When making awards, we offer students their full eligibility in the initial financial aid award letter.
The 2017-18 FAFSA utilizes tax year 2015 income information. If you find that your financial situation is relatively the same in the 2017-18 school year as it was in the 2015 tax year, then filing a financial aid appeal for increased financial aid will not provide you with any benefit, as we will have already awarded students their maximum eligibility in the initial financial aid award letter.
We hope this information will give you some guidance on when it may be appropriate to submit a financial aid appeal.