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 2020-2021 FAFSA used 2018 tax year information, so an appeal will be considered only for changes in the more recent 2019 tax year.
Important Contribution Appeal notes
- 2019 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 they have already been offered the maximum amount of aid.
- By submitting the appeal, the student's EFC may increase or remain the same based off 2019 income.
- If the appeal is approved, a student may only become eligible for the Subsidized Loan and/or Pell Grant.
- Estimate your EFC with 2019 tax information with: FAFSA4caster.
- Students are responsible for the payment of all tuition/fees and other university charges by payment deadlines, regardless of the appeal outcome.