A financial aid administrator may adjust an individual family contribution if the administrator believes the family's financial circumstances warrant. The financial aid administrator will not automatically make these adjustments, there must be valid, substantiated reasons for the adjustment.
Some examples of situations which may qualify for an adjustment include: loss or reduction in income; private secondary education tuition payments; decrease in asset equity; maintaining two separate households.
Please Note: If parent information is required on the FAFSA, a contribution adjustment can only be made to the parent(s) income and/or assets. If the change in financial situation applies to the dependent student's income/assets, contact a financial aid administrator to discuss possible options.
Once all documentation/information is received, normal processing time for a contribution adjustment is 15-30 working days. The student will receive an email notification to their U-Mail account if the student's awards are revised.