The American Rescue Plan funding request is now closed. Currently, these funds will be exhausted this term and not available in future terms.
The Office of Financial Aid is open for in-person service from 1:00pm to 4:00pm or by phone 541-737-2241 from 10:00am to 4:00pm, Monday to Friday. You can also email us anytime at email@example.com.
Special Conditions Appeal (SCA) for Changes in Your Financial Situation
If you or your family have experienced a major financial change, 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 appeal changing the FAFSA Expected Family Contribution (EFC) and increased eligibility for federal aid.
What Types of Circumstances can be Appealed with an SCA at OSU?
At OSU we accept appeals for major changes in income that were outside the control of the student or family. This may include loss of employment, change in marital status, loss of one-time income, or significant out of pocket expenses for necessary medical treatments. We are not able to accept appeals for things such as non-medical debt, the cost of private school tuition, or having a higher than average cost of living.
The appeal process is closed for the 21/22 aid year.
For the 2022/2023 academic year, OSU plans to have the Special Conditions Preliminary Review Survey posted on this webpage on 06/01/2022. We will not be able to complete preliminary reviews or accept appeal statements until that time. Please do not submit any 22/23 appeal statements or documentation until after your survey has been reviewed and the required information has been requested by the OSU Office of Financial Aid.
Important Things to Know About the SCA Survey
Appealing Out-of-Pocket Medical Expenses for the 2021/2022 Aid Year (The 2021/2022 year appeal processed is closed. 2022/2023 information will be posted 6/1/22)
To start the process of appealing to have out-of- pocket medical expenses considered on your FAFSA, please email our office and provide answers to the questions below. Please do not submit any supporting documentation until it is requested by our office:
What to Expect From the Appeal Process
SCA Filing Deadline
The deadline to submit an appeal is week 4 of spring term. Appeals may only be processed for the current or upcoming school year. We are not able to process appeals for students who have ceased enrollment for the term/year.