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Student Review

Expected Family Contribution (EFC) is a measurement of your family's financial strength and it is used to determine your eligibility for need based aid during one academic year. You receive an EFC based on the processing results of your FAFSA. If the income information on your FAFSA has changed since the time you filed, you may submit an income reduction review. The review, if approved, will reevaluate your FAFSA and your EFC with the current information.

Note for families with a zero Expected Family Contribution (EFC): please do not submit this form since you have already been offered the maximum amount of aid possible for a student with an EFC of zero.

Changes resulting from this review do not guarantee an increase in aid.

A loss of income sustained by a dependent student but not substantially affecting the combined income of the family (parents' income) may have little to no impact on a student's financial aid eligibility.

To initiate a review of your cost of attendance (i.e. your financial aid budget), you must submit a Student Budget Review form.


  1. Download the correct year's form below and follow the instructions provided.
  2. Complete all sections of the form or the form will not be processed.
  3. Attach required documentation.
  4. Include a personal statement explaining all losses of income.
  5. Submit this form to the Financial Aid and Scholarship Services office.

Reviews will not be processed until the financial aid file is complete. 

If you have significantly underestimated your income on a prior year’s Student Review form, you may be required to wait until the end of the calendar year before a new review can be considered.

If your current situation is not on the form and you want to know if it is reviewable, please visit any financial aid office and a counselor will assess your situation. Not all situations are reviewable per federal regulations.

If you have been awarded up to your cost of attendance (i.e. your financial aid budget), and would like to be considered for an increase, you must submit a Student Budget Review Form.

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