What is an Appeal?

The amount of aid a student can receive is based on the Expected Family Contribution (EFC) from the 2021-2022 FAFSA application and the student's Cost of Attendance (COA). The appeal process will recalculate the EFC or re-evaluate the estimated expenses to determine if the student may have additional financial aid eligibility.

Who should appeal?

Appeals are a helpful option to students and families who have experienced unusual circumstances.

What are the appeal criteria?

Request for Adjustments to
Cost of Attendance

Request for Consideration of
Special Circumstances

Students and/or spouses (if married), or parents (if dependent):

  • allowable program expenses
    • tools, equipment, uniform, etc.
  • other allowable expenses
    • child/elderly care
    • disability expenses (educational related)
  • separation from employment
  • non-reimbursed medical and/or dental expenses
  • loss or reduction of income
  • separation or divorce
  • death of a parent or spouse
  • other unusual circumstances not mentioned above

Cost of Attendance Adjustment Request Form

Consideration of Special Circumstances Request Form


What is the appeal process?

  • Complete the appeal form on the link above and submit it to the Office of Financial Aid for review.
  • Submissions will be reviewed; if further documentation is needed, you will be contacted.
  • A communication will be sent to your official CSN email address when a decision is made.

If you have any questions, contact our office by phone (702) 651-4303, email us, or visit in person at one of our campuses.