AISAP Exchange Discussion

FA Appeals

  • 1.  FA Appeals

    Posted 03-11-2019 18:56

    Hi All,

    We are looking to revamp our appeals process and I am wondering if anyone has a specific appeals form or process they have found of value. Our committee is struggling to find what additional information we should ask for when a family appeals, especially in the case of a family who qualifies for very little to no need-based financial aid, but states they should. Our current process hasn't brought enough information to the table when the committee begins to review appeals.

    Any shared practices would be greatly appreciated! 


    Cierra Ensign
    Director of Admission & Financial Aid
    Midland School
    Los Olivos CA

  • 2.  RE: FA Appeals

    Posted 03-12-2019 08:08
    For years we have asked families who appeal to fill out a monthly budget sheet.  This information gives you very definite insights as to what a family's priorities are and also can inform the questions you ask.

    I have seen a significant increase in the number of appeals in the last few years and it has added another layer of time-consuming complexity to the process.

    Good luck!


    Geordie Mitchell
    Director of Enrollment Management
    Director of Strategic Initiatives
    Buckingham Browne & Nichols School
    80 Gerry's Landing Road
    Cambridge, MA 02138
    (857) 998-3072 - Cell
    (617) 800-2135 - Office