Budget Appeal Process
In determining the budget, the university applies an estimate of living expenses to all students. Students who face higher costs due to extenuating circumstances may request a budget increase by submitting a formal appeal. If approved, the budget increase would allow students to borrow additional loan funds, subject to credit approval.
To request a budget increase, please complete a budget appeal form and submit it to the Stern Graduate Financial Aid Office. Be sure to include supporting documentation such as receipts and bills at the time of submission, where applicable. Please allow 2-3 weeks for processing.