Financial Aid Appeals


Reconsideration for Additional Financial Aid

Students who have exhausted all avenues for financial aid and have unforeseen and/or extenuating circumstances may submit an appeal to the Office of Financial Aid.  The Reconsideration for Additional Financial Aid applications listed below may be submitted to the Office of Financial Aid in person, by email, or by fax.


Reconsideration for Additional Financial Aid Form


Applications for additional aid reconsideration will be reviewed and once a decision is made, notification will be sent to the student. Please note that funding is limited.


Special Circumstances Consideration

We recognize that the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) may not always provide a clear picture of your current financial situation.  If your financial circumstances have changed since you submitted the FAFSA, you may request a reevaluation of your financial aid eligibility.

Circumstances that will be considered include the following:


  • Loss of employment
  • Other loss of income or benefits
  • Separation or divorce
  • Death of a parent or spouse
  • High medical and/or dental expenses that will not be reimbursed

To initiate the special circumstances process, please see the Special Circumstances Appeal Checklist.  This will outline the necessary items that need to be submitted for each particular circumstance.  All forms for the Special Circumstance Appeal can be found here.

Merit Appeals

Many scholarships offered by Benedictine University have requirements for renewal.  These requirements are found on the back of your award letter.  Failure to meet these requirements will result in the loss of these merit funds.  You will receive a letter detailing what funds will be lost.

If you feel you have extenuating circumstances that resulted in the loss of your academic scholarship, you may submit an appeal letter.  This letter should describe the circumstance as well as what actions you plan to take to achieve the requirements in the future.  Submit your letter to the Office of Financial Aid as soon as possible after receiving your letter.
Office of Financial Aid
Lownik Hall - Main Floor
Phone: (630) 829-6100
Fax: (630) 829-6101