Changes may occur in a family's situation throughout the year.
Therefore, students may wish to appeal their financial aid award. This
may be done by submitting a detailed letter along with supporting
documents to the Office of Financial Aid or by requesting an
appointment with an aid counselor. It is university and federal policy
that students cannot receive assistance in excess of their calculated
financial need. For a detailed copy of the financial aid appeal
procedure, contact the Office of Financial Aid.
unusual situations occur, such as loss of employment, death or
incapacitation of a wage earner, or loss of some form of untaxed
income, the Office of Financial Aid provides professional advice on how
forms can be reprocessed with the state and federal governments.
Students are also required to report all changes in financial resources
(unreported financial aid or employment) to their campus financial aid
office as soon as they have knowledge of the change. Changes in such
areas as an increase or decrease in family size and number of household
members attending college need to be reported promptly. This
information is used in both state and federal formulas for determining
need, therefore determining eligibility. Failure to report this
information can jeopardize continuation of all assistance.