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    Office of Financial Aid

    Perlstein Hall, 206
    10 W 33rd Street
    Chicago, IL 60616

    Phone: 312.567.7219
    Toll Free: 866.901.1866
    Fax: 312.567.3982
    Email: finaid@iit.edu

    Office Hours:
    M-F 8:30 AM - 5PM

    Counseling Hours:
    12 PM - 3PM daily

    Appeals

    The Office of Financial Aid realizes a student may face life events which cause their financial situation to change. IIT can exercise professional judgment to re-evaluate a student's financial aid eligibility provided that appropriate documentation is on file. If you have new or additional information regarding your family's financial circumstances, you should submit it in writing along with supporting documentation. For example, if loss of employment occurs, a letter from the employer along with the last paycheck stub would be sufficient.

    The Financial Aid Appeals Committee convenes weekly to review, discuss and determine if additional assistance is warranted for each appeal submitted to the Office of Financial Aid. Additional aid may be offered in the form of a loan, employment or grant. Submitting an appeal does not guarantee the receipt of additonal awards. You should be aware that funding is limited and that the Office of Financial Aid will do everything possible to accommodate individual family needs.

    If you wish to present your circumstance to the Office of Financial Aid, please select your appeal type and follow the appeal procedures listed under the appeal you select.

    Institutional Scholarship Proration

    Illinois Institute of Technology expects all students remain at full-time status (12 credits or more) throughout their undergraduate studies in order to participate fully in the rich intellectual and professional life of the academic environment. Students who are awarded institutional funds are expected to enroll full-time status (12 credits or more) regardless of the time remaining in the program of study.

    During the final term of study at the university, a student may request that their institutional scholarships be prorated.

    Requirements to Submit Institutional Scholarship Appeal

    • You present a clear and detailed set of extenuating circumstances to reduce your course load.
    • You will be registered for 6-11 credit hours for your final semester.


    How to submit this appeal

    Students who meet requirements should submit an e-mail directly to:

    Kelli Goers
    Associate Director, Title IV Compliance
    Office of Financial Aid
    goersk@iit.edu

    Institutional Scholarship Extension

    A student may request an extension of their institutional scholarship beyond four years for a change in course of study or the addition of a minor or double major. A student may also, within three-months of the receipt of an undergraduate degree from the Illinois Institute of Technology, request to receive a continuation of institutional scholarships and any federal or state assistance as applicable, to pursue a second bachelor's degree at the university.

    Whether the process of pursuing a degree is taking longer than planned or a student chooses to complete another degree, the Office of Financial Aid recommends students meet with a staff member in the Office of Undergraduate Academic Affairs to review the impact of their academic course of action.

    Requirements to submit this appeal


    Please prepare the following:

    • In writing, present a clear and detailed set of goals toward earning your degree(s), including any additional program requirements and/or courses.
    • Indicate your anticipated graduate date.


    If a scholarship extension is granted, the student is expected to enroll full-time (at least 12 hours per term).

    How to submit this appeal


    Students who meet the requirements should submit these documents directly to:

    Kelli Goers
    Associate Director, Title IV Compliance
    Office of Financial Aid
    goersk@iit.edu

    Special Circumstance Appeal

    The university believes the financing of a student's education is the family's responsibility to the extent that they are able. If you find that your family can't afford the cost of attendance, you have the option of working over the summer to use the resources you make to help pay for your education. In addition, the Office of Financial Aid has an appeal process for special circumstances.

    The Office of Financial Aid cannot increase the institutional scholarships that were initially awarded by the Office of Undergraduate Admission. However, if the Appeals Committee believes additional assistance is warranted due to financial circumstances, additional aid may be offered in the form of a loan, employment, or grant. This additional assistance will be reflected on a revised financial aid award. You should be aware that funding is limited and that the Office of Financial Aid will do everything possible to accommodate individual family needs.

    If you are interested in submitting an special circumstance review to our office, please submit the following to the Office of Financial Aid:

    In the interest of expediency, the office will communicate with students through email and/or by telephone. Please regularly check your IIT email because there is a 2-week (10 business days) deadline to respond to a request for additional information. If you do not respond by the deadline, the appeal will be terminated. Appeals can take up to 15 business days once all documentation has been submitted. A financial aid staff member will be in contact with the student if more information is required to process the review.

     



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