If you believe that, due to your family's financial situation or other special circumstances, LMU Financial Aid should reevaluate your financial aid offer, you may file a financial aid appeal. Before submitting a financial aid appeal, please review the information below, regarding types of appeals, the potential outcomes, and the appeal process and timelines. 

A financial aid appeal is a formal request to LMU Financial Aid to reconsider or reevaluate your and/ or your family’s financial concerns or other special circumstances that may have an impact on your financial aid offer. If you believe that you or your family's circumstances may allow you to submit an appeal, please access and review the following appeal qualification information within this section:

Potential Appeal Outcomes

Your financial aid offer will include the maximum federal, state, and institutional aid for which you are eligible. We cannot guarantee that the submission of an appeal will result in an increase to your aid offer. Even if approved, an appeal may result only in revisions to federal or state aid programs.

Appeals Not Processed by LMU Financial Aid

Please note that appeals related to the Cal Grant are not processed by LMU Financial Aid and must be addressed to the California Student Aid Commission. Please visit the Cal Grant Appeals website for more information.

If you have any questions about your appeal eligibility or the appeals process, we invite you to email us

Appeal Submission

Please refer to our Secure Document Upload page regarding how to submit your appeal to our office.

Appeals and all supporting documents for the current academic year must be submitted to our office no later than 15 business days before the end of the Spring semester. 

Appeal Decision Communication

Prospective students will be notified of appeal decisions on the Admission Status Page in the admissions portal.  Current LMU students will receive notification of their appeal decision in PROWL.  Copies of appeal decision letters will be emailed to the parent(s) of a student if a parent was included in the appeal and the parent(s)' email address was provided in the appeal documentation.