In certain situations, a student or parent may request special consideration for circumstances that are out of the ordinary or do not fit into the standard parameters of determining financial aid eligibility. There are three main types of appeals that can be considered; each is addressed below. Please be aware that UW-Green Bay employees are required to report incidents of child abuse and neglect. For more information on the Governor's Executive Order 54, see UW-Green Bay's Policy on the Reporting of Suspected Child Abuse and Neglect.
When a student has been denied financial aid due to not meeting Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) standards, he/she can submit an appeal for consideration of exceptional and documented circumstances. Students should review the full SAP policy prior to submitting an appeal.
- Parents or students may complete this form if they expect a substantial reduction in income in the current tax year due to loss of a job, major cut in hours, change in job, reduction in child support, elimination of a one-time income, or death, divorce or separation.
- The Financial Aid Office calculates a standard cost of attendance for students to include tuition and fees, room and board, books, transportation and miscellaneous expenses. This form can be used to ask for consideration of other educationally related expenses such as child care for students with children, the one-time purchase of a computer, higher than average transportation costs, etc. In the event of high medical/dental expenses not covered by insurance, you can also request an evaluation of those costs. Submitted expenses and documentation will be reviewed and the determination made by committee will be final.
These circumstances are not eligible for appeal:
- Costs associated with life-style choices such as mortgage payments, vehicle payments/purchases, vacations, cell phone plans, pet costs, etc.
- Payment of private primary or secondary school tuition
- Costs for weddings
- Changes in asset values after the FAFSA was filed
- Consumer debt including credit card debt, vehicle loans, legal fees, etc.