Special Circumstances EFC Appeal

If you or your family's financial situation has changed significantly from what is reflected on your 2023-2024 FAFSA based on the 2021 tax year, you may qualify to have your Expected Family Contribution (EFC) reevaluated. This could potentially make you eligible for federal student aid.

The following conditions may result in an EFC reevaluation:

  • Loss of employment
  • A reduction in work hours
  • Otherwise experienced income reduction
  • Other changes or adjustments that impact a student's cost or ability to pay for college

If you do meet any of the above criteria, you may apply to have your EFC reevaluated by submitting the Special Circumstance EFC Calculation Appeal and your supporting documentation to be considered for professional judgment.

Click the following link for instructions on completing this process: Submitting an Appeal for Review

Please note that all appeal decisions are final and can neither be appealed through MGA Administration or the U. S. Department of Education. If you submit an appeal during the registration period, you are responsible for paying all tuition fees by the published payment deadline to prevent your classes from being cancelled due to non-payment.

Turnaround times for complete appeal submissions during non-peak periods will be within 30 days, and during peak periods may be as high as 60 days. The Office of Financial Aid will inform you of the results through the Campus Logic account.

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