Financial Aid and Scholarships provides a Family Contribution Appeal regarding changes to a family's financial situation, based on new information submitted by the student. On exception, Financial Aid and Scholarships will review and consider changes to the student's available aid based on the information provided. Family Contribution appeals for 2021-22 will be made available in July.
Completing a Family Contributions Appeal is the process of allowing students/families to address income changes in the current calendar year, versus the previous year. The income change may result in a revision to the Expected Family Contribution (EFC), and any change in the EFC will help our office determine whether a student becomes eligible for additional financial aid. Students/families can also get an estimate of these changes by using the UC Davis Net Price Calculator, which provides an estimate of the net price for an academic year at UC Davis.
Does your Student Aid Report reflect an Expected Family Contribution (EFC) of $0?
If so, you have already been offered the maximum amount of Financial Aid available at UC Davis. Submitting a Family Contribution appeal at this time cannot further decrease your EFC of $0, and therefore will not make a student eligible for additional financial aid. If a student's expenses exceed the estimated cost of attendance, then students can consider submitting a Documenting Additional Expenses appeal for additional federal loan options.
CHANGES WARRANTING A REVIEW ARE LIMITED TO THE SPECIFIC SITUATIONS BELOW:
- Child or spousal support
- Out of pocket medical costs not covered by insurance from between January and December of the prior calendar year. Expenses must not exceed medical expenses as allowed by financial aid regulations.
- Change in the number of family members in the household whom you or your parents provide more than 50% support.
Please allow 6-8 weeks for processing time as Family Contribution Appeals will be reviewed in the order received. You will be notified by Financial Aid and Scholarships when your appeal has been processed, or if any additional information is required.
Please note, if selected for verification, your appeal will not be reviewed until after verification has been completed.