Appealing Your Aid Decision
You have the right to appeal your undergraduate financial aid decision if you feel there are extenuating circumstances, or if your family’s financial circumstances have changed after you submitted aid materials. Submit the Appeal Application and necessary documentation along with an explanation of circumstances.
Complete appeals are reviewed within 7-10 business days of receiving all necessary documentation. We will review all of the materials that you provide, and make a decision about whether additional aid can be awarded.
Note: International undergraduate students who received financial aid and want to appeal the decision should email [email protected]. There is no appeal process for international students who were not selected to receive financial aid.
The below video reviews the process of filing a financial aid appeal at Cornell.