Petitions and requests for the adjustment of financial aid awards need to be conducted under the recommendation and consultation of a student's Financial Aid Counselor. Students may contact their Financial Aid Counselor with any questions or concerns regarding the procedures of these requests.
These appeals are only to be completed and submitted with consultation and recommendation from a student's Financial Aid Counselor:
Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) Petition
Students who are not meeting the minimum financial aid academic standards may be allowed to petition their SAP status and regain federal aid eligibility.
Special Circumstance Petition
There are times when the information submitted on the FAFSA is not an accurate reflection of the student’s and/or parent's income and financial information. In certain circumstances students may petition to have their FAFSA updated to more accurately explain their current situation. Contact Financial Aid for more information.
Cost of Attendance (COA) Petition
Students who experience unusually high costs related to their major, purchase of a computer, or other extenuating family situations may be eligible to receive additional loan funds to help with those costs. Contact Financial Aid for more information.
Independent Status/Homelessness Petitions
Dependency status, according to the FAFSA, is determined through a series of questions. “If you have no contact with your parents and don’t know where they live, or you’ve left home due to an abusive situation, fill out the FAFSA form and then immediately get in touch with the financial aid office…”