Benedictine University is an inclusive academic community dedicated to teaching and learning, scholarship and service, truth and justice, as inspired by the Catholic intellectual tradition, the social teaching of the Church, and the principles of wisdom in the Rule of St. Benedict.
Benedictine University aspires to be a thought leader in Catholic higher education. We seek to provide a transformative and integrative educational experience grounded in Benedictine values, helping students shape lives of meaning and purpose as engaged citizens who care for the earth, welcome people of diverse faiths and cultures, and promote the common good.
Students who have exhausted all avenues for financial aid and have unforeseen and/or extenuating circumstances may submit an appeal to the Office of Financial Aid. The Reconsideration for Additional Financial Aid applications listed below may be submitted to the Office of Financial Aid in person, by email, or by fax.
Applications for additional aid reconsideration will be reviewed and once a decision is made, notification will be sent to the student. Please note that funding is limited.
Special Circumstances Consideration
We recognize that the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) may not always provide a clear picture of your current financial situation. If your financial circumstances have changed since you submitted the FAFSA, you may request a reevaluation of your financial aid eligibility.
Circumstances that will be considered include the following:
Loss of employment
Other loss of income or benefits
Separation or divorce
Death of a parent or spouse
High medical and/or dental expenses that will not be reimbursed
To initiate the special circumstances process, please see the Special Circumstances Appeal Checklist. This will outline the necessary items that need to be submitted for each particular circumstance. All forms for the Special Circumstance Appeal can be found here.
Many scholarships offered by Benedictine University have requirements for renewal. These requirements are found on the back of your award letter. Failure to meet these requirements will result in the loss of these merit funds. You will receive a letter detailing what funds will be lost.
If you feel you have extenuating circumstances that resulted in the loss of your academic scholarship, you may submit an appeal letter. This letter should describe the circumstance as well as what actions you plan to take to achieve the requirements in the future. Submit your letter to the Office of Financial Aid as soon as possible after receiving your letter.