Loyola University Chicago

Financial Aid Office

Filing an Appeal

Special Circumstance Appeal for the 2015-16 Academic Year

If your family has experienced a change of circumstance affect your financial situation (loss of employment, excessive medical bills, death of a parent, etc.), you may complete a 2015-2016 Special Circumstance Appeal to request a reevaluation of your financial aid eligibility.

The form allows you to describe the financial changes in detail and the impact it has on your ability to meet your educational expenses. Appropriate documentation (i.e., federal tax returns, medical bills, unemployment benefits statements) is required.

The review process for appeals can be up to 7–10 business days from the time an appeal with all supporting documents is received. Any award adjustment will be contingent upon your eligibility and the availability of funds.