Budget Appeal Process

In determining the budget, the university applies an estimate of living expenses to all students. Students who face higher education-related 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 review the Budget Appeal Form and submit it to the Stern Graduate Financial Aid Office. Please budget at least one month to receive additional loan funds if approved.

Please note: The budget appeal process is restrictive so please allow ample time for processing.