Students have the right to appeal for a change in their financial aid eligibility status if their failure to maintain satisfactory progress was due to extraordinary circumstances (death in the family, severe illness, house fire, etc.). Documentation is required. The Director of Financial Aid reviews appeals. All decisions made are final and cannot be appealed further
Students have the right to appeal for a change in their financial aid eligibility status if their failure to maintain satisfactory progress was due to the COVID-19 disruption. Supporting documentation is required. Please read the form carefully.
Northwest Indian College is authorized by Federal regulations to use Title IV (Pell, FSEOG) funds to pay your tuition and fees directly. To use Title IV funds to pay for other educationally related expenses billed to your student account (books, Early Learning Center charges, etc.), Northwest Indian College must obtain authorization from you to perform the following:
• Title IV funds may be used to pay for educationally related expenses billed to your student account such as (but not limited to): dorm rent, library and related fines, institutional child care expenses, book charges.
• Title IV funds may be applied to previous year charges up to $200
• Excess Title IV funds may be held as a balance on your student account to pay for future quarter expenses.
Please keep in mind that this is not a request for additional funding, but for an increase to your unmet need, potentially allowing you to seek additional scholarships or work study funds. Some consideration to your budget needs may have already been made in the budget process and this request is only for funds in addition to your current budget. Any new budget adjustments will be indicated to you in via email.
Special circumstances can refer to any financial situation that is not addressed in the application process. The following list includes common special circumstances in which professional judgment may apply. Keep in mind that financial aid administrators are not limited to these instances, nor are they required to use professional judgment for these instances.
• Loss or reduction of employment, wages, or unemployment compensation
• Tuition expenses at an elementary or secondary school
• Additional costs incurred as a result of a student’s disability
• Parent enrolled in college
• Medical or dental expenses not covered by insurance
• Unusually high child care costs
• Bankruptcy or foreclosure
If you have additional expenses related to dependent care, you can complete this form to have them added into your budget.