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Appeals & Special Circumstances

What to Know About Appeals

At the UC Berkeley Financial Aid and Scholarships Office, we understand that special circumstances may arise throughout the year that affect your financial aid eligibility. If you believe you have special circumstances that warrant consideration from our office, we will review the following types of appeals: 

Student Cost of Attendance Adjustment Request

Parent Contribution Appeal

Student Contribution Appeal

Satisfactory Academic Progress Appeal

Please visit the corresponding web pages above for more information about how to submit an appeal and what deadlines to meet.  

NEWLY ADMITTED STUDENTS, you will be able to access the website that allows you to submit an appeal after you accept your offer of admission and create a CalNet ID. If you need immediate assistance, contact Cal Student Central.   ​

If you are in need of immediate financial assistance, you may be eligible for a short-term emergency loan. Also, please see our food assistance program page if you need access to nutritious food.

​​Additional Types of Special Circumstances

Please visit the following pages to get more information for specific types of students:

Disabled Students

International Students

Nonresidents of California

Student Parents


Additional questions? Please contact Cal Student Central for more information. 

The ASUC Student Advocate's Office is a student-run office that provides free and confidential advice and representation to students who experience issues or conflicts with the university. If you would like additional support completing an appeal process, please contact them at help@berkeleysao.org