digifly wrote:ph5354a wrote:digifly wrote:Does it matter for financial aid if my dad recently lost his job and is currently unemployed? Looks like they only take last year into account.
I think they only focus on 2012 because that's the most recent complete year to get an accurate picture of your finances. I'd say that's definitely worth an update. I can't remember if you've gotten your fin aid package yet, but I would wait until you do, and then definitely use that as an update/appeal. That, combined with the other offers you have, should make for a pretty compelling appeal letter.
I got my final package, but it was $0 haha.
Yeah, given your offer from UVA, I would definitely appeal that. It also depends how you portrayed parental assistance on Need Access --if you already said they weren't supporting you, your dad losing his job (sorry to hear that, by the way) may not impact their evaluation too much, but if it looked like you would've gotten a lot of support from your parents, then I would think that would change the way they view your financial need. They seem really open to appeals; my appeal was really just a clarification of a few misleading figures on my Need Access, so I would go for it. Good luck!