How to appeal a decision that affects your financial aid

There are several reasons you might want to file an appeal:

  • You’re classified as a dependent on your FAFSA but you feel you should be classified as independent
  • You’re a nondegree student seeking financial aid while taking preparatory coursework to gain admission to an IUPUI or IUPUC degree-granting program
  • Special circumstances have significantly affected your financial situation since you filed your FAFSA or you can document expenses greater than your estimated cost of attendance
  • We’ve determined you are not making satisfactory academic progress
  • You’re a degree-seeking student at IUPUI who would like to receive aid while enrolled at another IU campus
  • You’re taking classes at both IUPUI and Ivy Tech Central Indiana or IUPUC and Ivy Tech Columbus

Each type of appeal requires a different form and may require supporting documentation. Read the form carefully and be sure to submit all signatures, explanations, and documentation required.

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