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.
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.