Changes in Enrollment

You are assumed to be full-time (12 credits undergraduate/9 credits graduate) unless you tell us otherwise. In addition, if your enrollment does not match, your financial aid does not disburse! Be sure to let us know your enrollment plans PRIOR to the start of the term to avoid any delays. Submit an Enrollment Revision form with your updated enrollment information.


Cost of Attendance Adjustments

In certain instances, your cost of attendance may be adjusted to include other allowable costs incurred to meet your educational needs. Requests are reviewed on a case-by-case basis to determine approval. Documentation of the additional expense must be included for consideration. If approved, additional expenses are usually funded with "self-help" assistance in the form of loans. Adjustments are not made for consumer debts, car payments, or private school tuition.


Adjustments may include, but are not limited to:

  • Medical or dental cost not covered by insurance
  • Computer expense (one time allowance)
  • Child care cost for children 12 and under
  • Commuting costs from outside the Corvallis area
  • Costs related to students with disabilities
  • Study abroad program fees


It is important to note that in most cases these adjustments will only allow for additional eligibility for private loans or in the case of dependent students, additional Parent PLUS eligibility. Submit a Cost of Attendance revision request with the required documentation for review.


Changes in your financial situation:

Financial Aid offices may consider special or unusual circumstances that impacts your family situation.  Examples such as loss of employment, a one-time benefit (that affected your previous year's tax return), a change in marital status since filing the FAFSA, and major medical or dental expenses, may be considered. For more information please download and review the Special Conditions Appeal form, and feel free to contact us with any questions you might have.