Income Appeal Request
If you think some aspect of your financial situation was overlooked or if a significant change has occurred to your household's financial situation, you should consider submitting an Income Appeal form, available on our Forms page beginning in April. Our financial aid counselors will review your appeal and determine if a re-evaluation of your eligibility is called for.
The most common examples of situations resulting in a re-evaluation include:
- A significant change in income or resources, such as through a job loss
- Death of a parent or spouse
- Dependent care expenses
- A large unforeseen medical expense
Appeals are typically reviewed in within 2-3 weeks after submission. During busy processing times (such as the summer), it may take longer for your appeal to be evaluated. Note that we might ask for further information or documentation after our initial review of your appeal. Once the review is completed, if your appeal is approved you will receive a revised notification of eligibility on MyCSULB Student Center reflecting the changes made to the award. If your appeal is denied, you will receive an email to notify you of the reason(s) for the denial.
Cost of Attendance Adjustment Request
It is also possible that you might have significant expenses that are not reflected in the stanfard Cost of Attendance. If you think that might be the case, you should complete a Cost of Attendance Adjustment Request form,available on our Forms page beginning in July.
The most common circumstances that result in a student being eligible for a cost of attendance adjustment are:
- Non-Resident Tuition fees in excess of the amount allotted in the standard cost of attendance
- Computer Purchase (one-time during academic program)
- Housing Expenses in excess of the amount allotted in the standard cost of attendance
Documentation to substantiate your budget revision request is required and must be submitted with the Cost of Attendance Adjustment Request form. An adjustment might not result in any additional aid.