Appeal for Reconsideration

All need-based financial aid packages are determined based upon the federal and institutional calculation of financial need.

Using the information that you provided on the FAFSA, CSS Profile, student and parent tax returns, if applicable, and other supporting documentation, we have calculated your Expected Family Contribution (EFC) and awarded financial aid to meet full calculated institutional financial need.

We recognize that a family’s income is not always consistent and that financial situations change throughout the academic year due to unforeseen circumstances, including the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. If you or your family have experienced a change in your financial circumstances since filing the FAFSA and Profile, you may request reconsideration of your need-based financial aid decision.

Early Decision students must submit appeals by March 1 and Regular Decision students by April 15. There is no specific deadline for returning students.  Requests for reconsideration are considered on a first come, first served basis. 

Please note that submission of an appeal does not grant an extension of the bill due date.  All student accounts must be paid in full by the stated due dates even if an appeal is in process. If you have any questions regarding the appeal process, or would like to discuss payment plans, private loans or other bill payment options while waiting on an appeal response, please contact us at (781) 736-3700.

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