Appealing Your Aid Decision

You can appeal your financial aid decision if you feel there are extenuating circumstances. Submit the Appeal Application and necessary documentation along with an explanation of your circumstances.

Note that current students wishing to appeal their financial aid award due to changes in circumstances that occur after June 30th will be considered  for additional loan funding only. If the appeal is approved, institutional grant funding will not be provided.

Watch our video about the appeal process, and check out our Cornell Cast channel for more helpful videos.

Note: International students who received financial aid and want to appeal the decision should email There is no appeal process for international students who were not selected to receive financial aid.