We understand that there may be circumstances that affect your ability to pay for college, which may not be apparent in your initial financial aid information. Perhaps your and your family’s income has changed since the application was filed. Or, you may have educational expenses that weren't included in your financial aid budget. Our counselors can help with our appeal process, which will allow us to evaluate the impact of your special circumstances on your eligibility 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 you will receive a revised notification of eligibility on MyUCLA reflecting the changes made to your award. If your appeal is denied, you 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.