The Financial Aid and Scholarships Office provides a Family Contribution Appeal process, formerly known as the Special Circumstance Appeal process. Family Contribution Appeals are reviewed by staff regarding changes to a family's financial situation, based on new information submitted by the student. On exception, the Financial Aid and Scholarships Office will consider changes to the student's available aid based on the information provided. Family Contribution appeals are processed during fall quarter only and will be made available in October.
Completing a Family Contributions Appeal is the process which allows 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.
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.
Required documentation and deadlines for each academic year are listed below.
Please allow 4-6 weeks for processing time as Family Contribution Appeals will be reviewed in the order received. You will be notified by the Financial Aid and Scholarships Office 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.