Appeal of Federal Student Aid

Federal Appeal

During the course of a year, a family may experience unemployment, death, or disability of a wage earner. These cases are grounds for a review of the applicant's aid eligibility. The procedure for filing an appeal due to severe income changes within a family is as follows:

  1. The initial FAFSA/Renewal FAFSA using prior prior year income has been filed by the family and the resulting Student Aid Report (SAR) has been received by the student.
  2. Current year family income has been reduced due to unemployment for a period of 12 weeks or more, death or disability.
  3. Please submit the appeal application and any additional documentation that supports your appeal claim.
  4. The appeal is evaluated and eligibility is recalculated if possible.
  5. A response regarding the appeal determination is sent to the student.


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