Federal regulations stipulate that a student’s total annual financial aid, including loans and work study, not exceed a student's annual cost of attendance. However, if your education-related expenses exceed the current Cost of Attendance and you find yourself in need of additional funds, you can request a Cost of Attendance Appeal. This appeal is intended to increase the student's overall Cost of Attendance (i.e., budget) so the student may obtain additional loan funds to meet these education-related expenses. This appeal does not result in non-loan funding. The purpose of the appeal is to permit the student to borrow additional funds to meet these pandemic-related expenses. Examples of these expenses are increased childcare expenses, unexpected housing costs, etc.
Cost of Attendance Appeals for 2022-2023 are available from July, 2022 - March 1, 2023.
The SFS Dashboard is primarily accessible to students who have filed the FAFSA. We encourage all eligible students to file, but if you are unable to file a FAFSA, please contact [click-for-email] with the subject line "COA Appeal - No FAFSA." A representative will reach out to you to discuss your next steps.