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San Diego State University

Financial Aid and Scholarships

Forms: Budget Increases and Income Appeals

Carefully read the instructions on all forms before completing and submitting them to the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships. Your request will be delayed if you fail to follow instructions or submit incomplete forms.

Student and Parent Requests for Review

Link to Student Request for Review Form (PDF)

Link to Parent Request for Review (PDF) 

Student and parent requests for review are submitted to request a review of your financial aid eligibility due to special circumstances not addressed on your original Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) including, but not limited to

    • Loss of job or significant reduction of income
    • Death, divorce, or separation after you submitted your FAFSA
    • One time income that will not be received again
    • Loss due to natural disaster not covered by insurance
 Period of Attendance Deadline Date
Summer 2017
July 14, 2017 (by 3pm, Pacific Time)

Fall 2017

 November 15, 2017 (by 3pm, Pacific Time)

 Spring 2018 or full academic year

 April 13, 2018 (by 3 pm, Pacific Time)

Student's Request for a Budget Increase Form

2017-18 Request for Budget Increase forms will be available on October 2, 2017. 

The Student's Request for a Budget Increase is to request a review of your aid eligibility due to expenses you incurred in excess of the standard cost of attendance.

    • You can submit only one (1) Request for a Budget Increase per semester.
    • To be considered, your Request for a Budget Increase must total at least $100.

Study Abroad Budget Increase

2017-18 Study Abroad Budget Increase Request forms will be available on October 2, 2017. 

This form is for financial aid recipients participating in an SDSU-approved study abroad program during winter break, spring break, or summer term.


PDF or Excel format

  • PDF format: All forms are in Portable Document Format (PDF) and require Adobe Acrobat Reader 5.0 or higher to view and print (download Adobe Acrobat Reader).
  • Excel format: Documents in Excel format (XLS) require Excel Viewer (download Excel Viewer).

Some forms available only through AidLink

Sometimes additional documents and forms are required to complete your application. These forms are available only through your account on AidLink where you will find instructions describing what you need to do.

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