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Change of Financial Situation Appeal

If a student, their parent, or their spouse (if married), experiences a change in their finances, the financial aid may be recalculated through a process called Change of Financial Situation Appeal.


Please note:

Students with a 0 Expected Family Contribution (EFC) on the FAFSA will not benefit from submitting a Change of Financial Situation appeal form. The EFC is listed on the Financial Aid Notification available via the UIC Student Portal:

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To submit a Change of Financial Situation Appeal, please contact a Financial Aid Counselor. The Financial Aid Counselor will provide instructions to upload documents to the UIC Student Portal:

After submitting documentation, SFAS will review and make any necessary corrections to the FAFSA. The Change of Financial Situation process generally takes two to three weeks. SFAS will send a request by email if we need additional documentation.