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Financial Aid at Husson University

Appealing Your Award

Domestic Students

Sometimes a student or family's circumstances change after the initial application and award is made. The Husson University Financial Aid Office will make every effort to consider requests for reconsideration of our aid decisions based on economic and family changes.

If such a situation applies to you, the student or parent(s) may submit a letter of appeal to our office, located on the first floor of the Robert O'Donnell Commons. The letter should:

  • Specifically state that you are requesting a review of your financial aid award and the reason for the review.
  • Provide specific information and documentation so that we are as informed as possible when we make our review.
  • Be addressed to Office Manager, Amy Langlois. 

Students submitting appeals will be contacted by the appropriate Financial Aid Counselor regarding the request as soon as all required documentation has been received and the file review is completed.

International Students

All international applicants are screened for scholarship eligibility at the time of admission review. Admitted students are awarded scholarship amounts based upon merit, and include evaluation of high school transcripts, grade point average, personal essay, letters of recommendation, interview results, and English language proficiency. Scholarships are renewable for four undergraduate years, providing students maintain a grade point average of 2.5 or above.

International students who wish to request an appeal must submit a required letter of appeal, and meet the following criteria: 

  • One year minimum attendance at Husson University
  • Minimum grade point average of 3.0 or above
  • Current F-1 visa in-program status
  • Commitment to live on the Husson University campus
  • Significant change in personal or family situation

The required letter of appeal must be a formal letter explaining the cirumstances that have led to the need for increased scholarship. Petitioner should be a student, family member, or sponsor responsible for student expenses. The letter should:

  • Include student petitioner's legal name, date of birth, current grade, number of credits earned, current semester grades, and current cumulative grade point average. If petitioner is not the student, identify relationship to student.
  • Include detailed explanation of the change in circumstances that necessitate increased support, including the additional amount being sought.
  • Be addressed to Assistant Director of Financial Aid Operations, Jennie Gavin. 

International Student Assistance Grant Application

International students who wish to request an International Student Assistance Grant must understand that the Financial Aid Office makes a decision if the situation rises to the definition of an emergency. If so, students are also to understand that this is a one-time only award. 

International Student Application for Financial Aid

International students requesting a long-term financial appeal will be required to complete the International Student Financial Aid Application that has been developed by the College Board. Once the information has been received, the Financial Aid Office makes a decision if the family will receive any need based funds. 

Deadline for Requests

April 15 for Fall semester

Novemeber 15 for Spring semester

Name
Phone and Email Address
Amy Langlois
Office Manager
207.941.7156
langloisa@husson.edu
Financial Aid, O'Donnell Commons
Husson University
1 College Circle
Bangor, Maine 04401
Jennifer Gavin
Assistant Director of Financial Aid Operations
207.404.5644
gavinj@husson.edu
128 O'Donnell Commons
Husson University
1 College Circle
Bangor, Maine 04401