Contribution Appeal at NAU
Has your financial situation changed since completing the FAFSA?
A Contribution Appeal is for students and/or parents whose financial situation has changed since completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to re-evaluate your Expected Family Contribution (EFC). The EFC is a measure of a family’s ability to pay for college expenses and is used to determine need-based financial aid. The 2022-2023 FAFSA used 2020 tax year information, so an appeal will be considered only for changes in the more recent 2021 tax year.
Important Things to Know
- 2021 taxes must be filed before appealing.
- Students with a zero EFC do not need to submit the appeal form as their EFC cannot be reduced to below zero and have already been offered the maximum amount of aid.
- An appeal will only be approved if the EFC decreases as a result of the appeal process.
- If the appeal is approved, a student may only become eligible for the Pell Grant or Subsidized Loan.
- Please note, an approved appeal will not necessarily result in a change to your financial aid.
- Estimate your EFC with 2021 tax information with: https://studentaid.gov/aid-estimator/
- Students are responsible for paying all tuition/fees and other university charges by payment deadlines, regardless of the appeal outcome.
- Once an appeal is submitted and all required documents are received by the Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid, it can take up to 25 business days to process the appeal.
- The deadline to submit an appeal for the 2022-2023 academic year is April 10th, 2023.