We understand that there may be circumstances that affect your ability to pay for college, which may not be apparent in your initial financial aid information. Perhaps your income has changed since the application was filed. Or, you may have educational expenses that weren’t included in your financial aid budget. Our counselors can help with our appeal process, that will allow us to evaluate the impact of your special circumstances on your eligibility to pay for college.
WHAT TO EXPECT FROM THE EVALUATION PROCESS: Financial Aid and Scholarships manages federal loans and work-study eligibility for graduate students. Therefore your appeal, if approved, will affect your eligibility for these awards only. It will not change your eligibility for graduate support (TA ships, fellowships, etc.)
DEADLINE: Three weeks before the end of the academic year.
EVALUATION PROCESS: Appeals are typically reviewed in 10-15 business days. During busy processing times (such as the summer), it may take longer for your appeal to be evaluated. Once the review is completed, if your appeal is approved you will receive a revised notification of eligibility on MyUCLA reflecting the changes made to your award. If your appeal is denied, you will receive an email to notify you of the reason(s) for the denial.
Please take a look below at the list of most common reasons for an appeal.