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 2021-2022 FAFSA used 2019 tax year information, so an appeal will be considered only for changes in the more recent 2020 tax year.
Important Contribution Appeal notes
- 2020 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 2020 income.
- If the appeal is approved, a student may only become eligible for the Subsidized Loan and/or Pell Grant.
- Estimate your EFC with 2020 tax information with: https://studentaid.gov/aid-estimator/
- Students are responsible for the payment of all tuition/fees and other university charges by payment deadlines, regardless of the appeal outcome.
In order to submit the Contribution Appeal form, please contact our office to set up an appointment with an advisor at 928-523-4951 or Financial.Aid@nau.edu. Please Note: Appointments regarding this form and process will begin on February 8, 2021.
NOTE: Please have both 2019 and 2020 Tax information available at time of appointment.
Deadline to submit a Contribution Appeal
The deadline to submit an appeal for the 2020-2021 academic year was Jan. 31, 2021.
The deadline to submit an appeal for the 2021-2022 academic year is Jan. 31, 2022.