Your financial aid may be revised if you are awarded additional education funding or your eligibility status changes. You are required to inform us of these changes.
Your aid may also change if you request a review of your estimated student expenses to include items such as:
Increased Credit Load (Undergraduate students taking over 15 credits, Graduate students taking over 9 credits)
One-Time Computer Purchase (Up to $1,800)
Child Care Costs (0-5 years old $1,200 a term, 6-12 years old $600 a term)
To request the appeal, login to the financial aid document portal, click the plus mark on the top right and select Cost of Attendance appeal for the year you are appealing. Please indicate in your appeal what terms you are appealing for. Due to limitations on the types and amounts of financial aid available to assist with your educational expenses, you should consult our office to determine your options prior to requesting a review of your expenses.
We will notify you through SOU email if your financial aid is revised and for the approved amounts.
Some revisions are required by the Department of Education and do not require student approval. It’s important that you inform our office of any of the items below in order for our office to be able to update your Financial Aid prior to disbursement.
Your enrollment status is assumed to be full time by default. Inform us of enrollment level changes before receiving financial aid. If your enrollment changes after your Financial Aid disbursed this could result in funds being adjusted downwards. Financial Aid is scheduled to disburse AFTER the 100% add/drop date for the term, however, if you are reported as not attending a course prior to that date, your financial aid may be adjusted. If you completely withdraw there may also be a return of your Financial Aid. Enrollment level changes cannot be made after the census date if your financial aid has disbursed.