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Appealing Financial Aid Decisions

Students have the right to appeal any decision made by the Office of Student Financial Aid and Enrollment Services. However, the decision of the appeals committee is final, and no exceptions can be made for requests in violation of the Federal and State regulations, which govern financial aid. You are encouraged to consult with a financial aid adviser before you file the appeal so that we can explain the appeals process and documentation needed.

All appeals should be addressed to the Student Financial Aid and Enrollment Services Appeal Committee. The Committee responds to all correspondence within a reasonable period of time (generally within two weeks of receipt, unless substantial documentation is required). Students are notified of the committee’s decision via their preferred email address.

Membership of the committee consists of both the directors of Financial Aid and Enrollment Services, the Financial Aid Ombudsperson, a member of the Compliance Team and two other managers.

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