The Financial Aid Office seeks to bridge the gap between the cost of attendance and the resources available to the student.

A Federal Methodology is used to determine a family’s eligibility for federal financial aid funds based on information provided on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

The Financial Aid Office acknowledges that special circumstances may arise where the Federal Methodology may not accurately reflect a family’s true ability to contribute to the cost of education.

Students who believe their circumstances warrant reconsideration of their eligibility may meet with a Financial Aid Officer to more fully explore their options.

The Financial Aid Officer may, upon receipt of adequate documentation, make adjustments to a student’s cost of attendance or data elements on the financial aid application to change the student’s eligibility for financial aid. The extent of additional help may be limited by the availability of funds.