The OSFA assigns each aid applicant a budget, or estimated cost of attendance (COA), before awarding aid. The COA is a good faith estimate of expenses a student will encounter in an academic year. If you feel that your COA does not accurately reflect your expenses, you can request to have your COA reevaluated. A change is not guaranteed. Also, even if your COA is adjusted, your aid eligibility might not change. Budget adjustments may occur for purchase of a personal computer, expenses associated with a disability, child care costs, unusual transportation, room and board expenses, etc. Contact the OSFA for a Budget Adjustment request form and for information on appropriate documentation you will need to submit.
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