Contribution Reviews

If the information reported on the FAFSA no longer reflects your financial or family situation, the Financial Aid office may be able to help!  Contribution reviews are also known as “professional adjustments” or “financial aid appeals.”  The federal Department of Education allows Financial Aid Offices to adjust FAFSA information for individual specific circumstances.

View the options below for FAFSA adjustment or contact our office with questions.

Income Adjustments

If you have had an involuntary loss of income or benefits since 2021 (the tax year reported on your FAFSA), the Financial Aid Office may be able to use more current information to determine your eligibility.  Please use the parent form for adjustments to parental income and the student form for adjustments to student income. You may email the completed documentation to our office or ask for a link to securely upload the documents through Trailhead.

Parent Income Adjustment Forms:

  • Estimated Income Adjustment: Incoming Fall 2023 students use this form! You can also use this form if you are unsure which tax year would be most beneficial for you. We will run a simulation on the FAFSA to determine if an official change is warranted.
  • 2022 Income Adjustment: This form requires you have already filed your 2022 taxes and include documentation with submission.
  • 2023 Income Adjustment: This form is accepted beginning May 1, 2023.

Student Income Adjustment Forms: 

  • Estimated Income Adjustment: Incoming Fall 2023 students use this form! You can also use this form if you are unsure which tax year would be most
    beneficial for you. We will run a simulation on the FAFSA to determine if an official change is warranted.
  • 2022 Income Adjustment: This form requires you have already filed your 2022 taxes and include documentation with submission.
  • 2023 Income Adjustment: This form is accepted beginning May 1, 2023.
Marital Status Changes

If you are now single due to legal separation, divorce, or widowhood, use this form to report the change to our office and we can remove a spouse’s income from the FAFSA.  Submit this form and supporting documentation either by email or ask us for a link to securely upload documents through Trailhead.  You do not need to make adjustments if you marry after filing the FAFSA.

2023-2024 Parent Change of Marital Status

2023-2024 Student Change of Marital Status

Medical Expenses

If you have had out-of-pocket medical or dental expenses for a member of your household that exceed $3000 in 2022 (for the 2022-2023 FAFSA) or 2023 (for the 2023-2024 FAFSA), we may be able to adjust your FAFSA.  The $3000 does not include any amount covered by insurance or insurance premiums.  Follow the instructions on the form and either email the completed documents to our office or ask for a link to securely upload documents through Trailhead.

2023-2024 Parent Medical Expenses

2023-2024 Student Medical Expenses (for FAFSA Independent Students)

Natural Disasters

If you have had out-of-pocket expenses due to a natural disaster, we may be able to adjust your FAFSA.  Use the 2022-2023 form for expenses in 2022 or the 2023-2024 form for expenses in 2023 below to report these expenses.  You may either email the completed documents to our office or ask for a link to securely upload through Trailhead.

2023-2024 Parent Natural Disaster Expenses

2023-2024 Student Natural Disaster Expenses (for FAFSA Independent Students)

Contact Info

Mailing address:
Colorado School of Mines
Financial Aid Office
1301 19th Street
Golden, CO 80401
303-273-3301
Toll-free: 1-888-446-9489
finaid@mines.edu

For scholarship questions, email scholarship@mines.edu

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More information:

For billing issues contact: Bursar's Office 303-273-3158

For health insurance waivers contact: Student Health Insurance 303-273-3388

For College Opportunity Fund contact: Registrar's Office 303-273-3200

For information on Veteran Affairs contact: Registrar's Office 303-273-3200