We understand that there may be circumstances that affect your ability to pay for college, which may not be apparent, based on the information collected on your application for aid. Perhaps your family’s income has changed, or a large unforeseen medical expense has impacted family finances since the application was filed. Our counselors can help with an appeal process that will allow us to evaluate the impact of your special circumstances on your ability to pay for college.
DEADLINE: Three weeks before the end of the academic year. Some funding may be limited so try to submit your appeal as early as possible.
EVALUATION PROCESS: Appeals are typically reviewed in 10-15 business days. During busy processing times (such as the summer), it may take longer for your appeal to be evaluated. Once the review is completed, if your appeal is approved the student will receive a revised notification of eligibility on MyUCLA reflecting the changes made to the award. If your appeal is denied, the student will receive an email to notify you of the reason(s) for the denial. If the Expected Family Contribution on your Student Aid Report is 0, submitting a projected year income appeal for students/parents will not further decrease your EFC. Given that zero is the lowest EFC number, you have been offered the maximum amount of Financial Aid available.
Please take a look below at the list of most common reasons for an appeal.