2016-2017 FINANCIAL AID ELIGIBILITY APPEAL FORM

2016-2017 FINANCIAL AID ELIGIBILITY APPEAL FORM
Student’s Name: ____________________________________________________Student ID_____________________
This form should be completed when a family can document a significant change in financial circumstances, or if you believe there are
special circumstances that were not included/considered on your initial aid application. You will be notified in writing regarding the
outcome of your appeal after your information is reviewed by the Scripps Financial Aid Committee.
The completion of this form does not guarantee an adjustment to the student’s award. Discretionary spending (i.e., consumer debt and
car payments) cannot be considered in an appeal. Scripps College does not match financial aid awards from other colleges and
universities. Failure to fully document all circumstances will cause a delay in the review of the information provided until full documentation
is received. This form acts as a certification statement and instructional document of what you should submit for your appeal.
Part A. Check ALL that apply to you:
Involuntary loss of employment or change of employment status for student or parent(s)
One-time payment that created an unusual increase in income
Divorce or separation of parents or for independent student and spouse
Death of spouse or parent
Loss of untaxed income (social security, pension, etc.)
Unusual medical or dental bills not covered by insurance
Documentation of annual secondary private school tuition
Incorrect financial information provided on initial application
Other: ________________________________________________________
Part B. If your circumstance includes a change in income, fill in the Parent Income and Expense Declaration Form.
Part C. Please attach the following:
1. A written letter explaining your change(s) in circumstance
2. Your 2015 tax return(s) with all schedules and W2s (check your financial aid portal for confirmation of receipt of previously submitted documents)
3. Documentation of your change in circumstance (see next page for a list of required documents for specific circumstances)
Part D. Please carefully read the following before signing this form:
Certification:
I/we understand that submission/review of this form does not guarantee a change in the student’s financial aid eligibility. It is the student's
responsibility to remain in good standing with the Student Accounts and Registrar's Offices. I/we affirm that the information provided in my appeal
and the attached documentation is accurate and complete to the best of my/our knowledge. I/we understand that if any of the information used in
my appeal changes, I must contact the financial aid office immediately in writing with the corrected information. I/we understand that future
financial aid awards may be reduced if income estimates are significantly underestimated in my appeal. I understand that false statements or
misrepresentations may be cause for denial, reduction, withdrawal or repayment of financial aid.
Student Signature: ___________________________________________ Date: ______________
Student Email: ______________________________________________
Parent Signature: ____________________________________________ Date: ______________
Parent Email: _______________________________________________
Best Phone Number to contact you: _____________________________
Scripps College Financial Aid Office | 1030 Columbia Ave. #2027 | Claremont, CA 91711-3905
PHONE: (909) 621-8275 | FAX: (909) 607-7742 | [email protected]
Acceptable documentation for Part C:
1. Involuntary loss of employment, or change in employment status
Signed statement from the student/parent explaining reasons for unemployment
Year to date pay stubs showing all income earned from work for 2016
Documentation of all untaxed income received thus far in 2016
Termination letter and/or any documentation regarding severance pay
Documentation of any unemployment benefits, disability benefits or insurance payments being received or
expected to be received.
Parent Income and Expense Declaration Form (availabe on the website).
2. Divorce or separation
Divorce – Copy of divorce decree (include custody and child support agreements).
Separation – Copy of legal separation document (include custody and child support agreements); or,
if legal separation document is not yet available, a signed statement from your attorney or unrelated third party showing the date
of separation.
Parent Income and Expense Declaration completed by both parents.
3. Death of a spouse or parent
Copy of death certificate or an obituary notice.
Documentation of proceeds of estate distributions including: inheritance, insurance, pensions and Social Security benefits that you
have recevied or expect to receive.
4. Loss of untaxed income
Letter from the agency providing the benefits, detailing termination of benefits.
Statement from the agency that summarizes the amounts of the benefits already received.
5. Unusual medical or dental expenses not covered by insurance
Copy of Schedule A of the federal 1040 tax return form
If the Schedule A is not available or the expense was paid in the current year, an itemization of all expenses paid for each family
member. Please provide the name of the family member, their relationship to the student, the reason for the expense, copies of
canceled checks, or receipts showing amount paid with the statement from the insurance company showing expenses not
reimbursed. Do not include amount incurred, but paid by insurance or not yet paid.
6. Private elementary or secondary school tuition
Tuition billing statement from the institution, including all financial aid and scholarships received
7. Other documentation/circumstances
Any relevant documentation which will support request for reconsideration
Please note: the Scripps Financial Aid Office reserves the right to request additional information not listed on this form if deemed
necessary to support the request to reevaluate financial aid eligibility
Scripps College Financial Aid Office
1030 Columbia Ave. #2027, Claremont, CA 91711-3905
(909) 621-8275 FAX: (909) 607-7742
Email: [email protected]