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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 Request for Review (PDF) / 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 

A Student or Parent Request for Review, with all documentation, must be submitted by 3 p.m. on the applicable deadline date:

  • Attending Summer 2019 only - by July 12, 2019
  • Attending Fall 2019 only - by November 15, 2019
  • Attending the academic year or Spring 2020 only - April 13, 2020

Student Request for a Budget Increase Form

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.

2019-20 Request for Budget Increase forms will be available in October 2019. 

Study Abroad Budget Increase (PDF)  

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

A Study Abroad Request for a Budget Increase, with all documentation, must be submitted by 3 p.m. on the deadline date for semester you are abroad.

Winter break or spring break study abroad program:  April 12, 2019

Summer study abroad program:  July 19, 2019


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.

Check AidLink regularly!