Documenting additional expenses
- Review your student budget. Determine whether you have exceeded (or expect to exceed) the budgeted allotment for any category during the academic year. To establish eligibility, you must prove that you have spent more than the allotted amount for any category.
- Document the expenses which exceed your budget: Prepare a written narrative itemizing the expenses and justifying them as part of your educational costs. Attach relevant supporting documents including copies of agreements, bills, and proof of payments (e.g., canceled checks or receipts).
- Speak with the health system financial aid director to discuss your documentation and the availability of funds. The director will inform you of your eligibility and any additional requirements, and advise you of the limits that apply to the amount of expenses that can be documented in each category.
If you are denied additional funding, you may submit an appeal to the main campus financial aid office.