The Financial Aid and Scholarships Office is aware that your financial circumstances may change, and those changes may affect your ability to contribute to your education. Our office can help address this issue and assist you if you have experienced a significant change in income and/or resources.
Your financial aid offer is based on the income and asset information you provided on your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or California Dream Act Application. If your current income is substantially less than what you reported on the FAFSA or California Dream Act Application, or your income is substantially reduced by expenses due to certain extenuating circumstances, you can consider requesting a Student Contribution Appeal. We will review your appeal and make adjustments, as appropriate, based on your current financial situation.
The following circumstances can be considered:
Loss of employment
Reduction in earnings
Medical costs not covered by insurance
Death of spouse
Legal separation or divorce
The Student Contribution Appeal Form details what type of supporting documentation you are required to submit with the form, in order to verify the change in circumstance.
Please Note: Any changes to your financial aid awards will be contingent on the type of funds available, eligibility policies, and regulations.
If you have questions about the process, please visit Cal Student Central, 120 Sproul Hall.