Financial Aid Appeal
Appealing financial aid decisions can be a challenge for students. Here are some tips for making a successful appeal:
1. List all the information you think was omitted from your financial aid application. This includes your parent’s income, assets, and debts.
2. Review the forms and information provided by the financial aid office. Pay close attention to the deadlines for filing appeals.
3. Contact the financial aid office if you have any questions. Explain your situation in detail and ask for help interpreting the information provided.
4. Make copies of all the relevant documents, including your financial aid application, the financial aid award notification, and the appeal letter.
5. Include copies of all your submitted documentation with your appeal letter.
6. Send your appeal letter and all relevant documentation to the financial aid office. You may also want to send a copy to the student loan servicer.
7. Wait for a response from the financial aid office.
Other options are available if you cannot appeal a financial aid decision. For example, you may be able to request a review of the financial aid award or appeal the decision to a different financial aid office. You should also contact a lawyer if you have been wrongfully denied financial aid.