Changes in Enrollment

You are assumed to be full-time (12 credits undergraduate/9 credits graduate) unless you tell us otherwise. If your enrollment does not match, your financial aid does not disburse until after our Census Date. To help avoid any delays, let us know your enrollment plans PRIOR to the start of the term by submitting an Enrollment Revision form. Most types of aid require at least half-time enrollment (6 credits undergraduate/5 credits graduate).

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 loans. If no additional funding is available this adjustment will have no impact. 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

If you have experienced a loss of employment, change in marital status, or other major financial change, you may have your situation reviewed by the Office of Financial Aid to determine if a Special Conditions Appeal (SCA) might be beneficial. In certain cases, this appeal can be used by undergraduate students to recalculate eligibility for the Ford Direct Subsidized loan and Pell Grant. Institutional aid may be reduced based on the EFC change and awarding of federal grants. Find out more on our Special Conditions Appeal page