Budget Adjustments

  • A student may request a budget adjustment based on these four reasons only:

    Health Insurance

    The actual cost paid by the student for health insurance (to a maximum of $125/month) will be added provided that the most recent bill or premium notice indicating the amount due is submitted at the time of initial application for aid. Health insurance costs for family members cannot be included. Limitations apply.

    Child Care

    Half the actual cost of child care up to the maximum allowed for students with dependent children 12 years and under that meet qualification criteria. Private school tuition does not qualify as child care. Limitations may apply. An application for the allowance with appropriate documentation is required. Limitations apply.

    Medical Expenses

    Extraordinary expenses (for the student only) not covered in the student budget for unreimbursed medical expenses for non-elective procedures incurred within the current academic year. Documentation is required and limitations may apply. 

    Certain limitations are in effect. Documentation is required. Forms are available in the Financial Aid Office during normal business hours.

    Note: A student may appeal any denial of a request for a budget adjustment or extraordinary circumstances by submitting a written request for appeal to the Director of Financial Aid.