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Determine Your Eligibility for Re-evaluation

In order to be considered eligible to request a re-evaluation, you must either have a change in your personal circumstances or in your academic information.

Change in Personal Circumstances

While the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) provides Drexel with an understanding of you and your family's financial circumstances, the application does not always take into account certain special circumstances. The chart below details the different scenarios in which your 2014-2015 FAFSA information may not fully reflect your current circumstances.

Scenario
Dependent Students
Independent Students
Documentation Needed
Loss of Employment
Income reported on 2014-2015 FAFSA for one or both parents is from employment that has ended. 
Income reported on 2014-2015 FAFSA for you or your spouse is from employment that has ended. 
  • Copy of 2013 IRS Tax Return Transcript
  • Copies of 2013 W2s
  •  Proof of unemployment benefits eligible to receive (if ineligible for benefits please submit proof of separation from employer)
  • Proof of any severance pay received
Reduction in Income
Amount of income reported on 2014-2015 FAFSA for one or both parents is no longer accurate.
Amount of income reported on 2014-2015 FAFSA for you or your spouse is no longer accurate. 
  • Copy of 2013 IRS Tax Return Transcript
  • Copies of 2013 W2s
  • Three most recent pay stubs
Divorce or Separation
Parents listed as married on 2014-2015 FAFSA have since separated or divorced
You and your spouse listed on 2014-2015 FAFSA have since separated or divorced
  • Copy of 2013 IRS Tax Return Transcript
  • Copies of 2013 W2s
  • Proof of divorce proceedings or of separate addresses
Recent Death
One of both of your parents listed on your 2014-2015 FAFSA have passed away. 
Your spouse listed on the 2014-2015 FAFSA has passed away.
  • Copy of 2013 IRS Tax Return Transcript
  • Copy of 2013 W2s
  • Copy of Death Certificate
Loss of One-time Income
Amount of income reported on the 2014-2015 FAFSA for one or both parents is inflated due to a one-time income source.
Amount of income reported on the 2014-2015 FAFSA for you or your spouse is inflated due to a one-time income source. 
  • Copy of 2013 IRS Tax Return Transcript
  • Copy of 2013 W2s
  • Proof of one-time income source
Out-of-Pocket Medical Expenses
Your parent(s) have significant out-of-pocket medical expenses for 2013 or for 2014 that are not reported in their 2013 IRS Schedule A - Itemized Deductions
You and your spouse have significant out-of-pocket medical expenses for 2013 or for 2014 that are not reported in your 2013 IRS Schedule A - Itemized Deductions 
  • Copy of 2013 IRS Tax Return Transcript
  • Copy of 2013 W2s
  • Proof of medical expenses

If you are experiencing any of the circumstances described above, you can complete the request for re-evaluation and submit along with the required documentation. Please note that while Drexel will review your case thoroughly, updates to your FAFSA information and financial aid eligibility is not guaranteed.

Change in Academic Information

Drexel offers institutional aid based on many factors including your admissions application. However, some of your information may have changed since Drexel's review. The below chart indicates the updates to your information that would be grounds for you to request a re-evaluation of financial aid.

Scenario
Details
Documentation Needed
New Academic Information
  • Increase in SAT/ACT Scores
  • Increase in High School or College GPA
  • Documentation of increase in Test Scores or GPA
Financial Aid Offer(s) from other comparable colleges/universities
  • Other comparable colleges/universities you have been admitted to are offering more financial assistance
  • Copy of financial aid award letters from other colleges/universities

If you meet the criteria outlined above, you can complete the Application for Re-evaluation and submit along with the required documentation. Please note that while Drexel will review your case thoroughly, updates to your FAFSA information and financial aid eligibility is not guaranteed