There are several reasons you might want to file an appeal:
- If you’ve had a big change in income since you filed your FAFSA
- If you can document expenses greater than your estimated cost of attendance
- If you’re classified as a dependent on your FAFSA but you feel you should be classified as independent
- If we determine you are not making satisfactory academic progress
- If you are seeking financial aid while taking preparatory coursework to gain admission to an IU Bloomington graduate program
If you choose to file an appeal for any of these reasons, please do so at least 30 days before the end of the term. You should receive a decision within 15 business days after you submit your appeal, though it may take longer during busy times of the year.
*Please note that appeals can no longer be processed after the term has ended or if you withdraw from the term.
Each type of appeal requires a different form. Read the form carefully and be sure to submit all signatures, explanations, and documentation required. You may submit forms in person at Student Central or scan and upload your documentation through our secure contact form.
Learn more about each type of appeal on this page.