Specialized Programs Appeals

If you believe you qualify for a California Chafee Grant, Child Development Grant, Law Enforcement Personnel Dependents Grant (LEPD), Assumption Program of Loans for Education (APLE), State Nursing Assumption Program of Loans for Education NF (SNAPLE NF), or California National Guard Education Assistance Award Program (CNG EAAP) and you have a valid reason to appeal, you may submit a written appeal letter with the California Student Aid Commission (Commission).

Your appeal letter should state the reason you are requesting a review of your application. To help ensure an accurate and timely response, please be sure to include your name, CSAC ID, date of birth, permanent mailing address, e-mail address, a phone number where you may be reached during the day and photocopies (please do not send originals) of any information that you believe would support a change in your award status. If appropriate, be sure to work with your school.


Please mail your appeal and copies of any supporting documentation to:

California Student Aid Commission
Specialized Programs Branch - Appeals
P.O. Box 419029
Rancho Cordova, CA 95741-9029

Please note: The Commission will not make professional judgments on financial information or decisions regarding your dependency status. If you feel that your financial information or dependency status should be re-evaluated, please see your school financial aid office to discuss professional judgment. The Commission will only accept financial corrections or changes to dependency status directly from your school.

In addition, the Commission does not review any problems with federal or school-based aid or loans. You should contact your school’s financial aid office for questions or problems regarding other financial aid. Questions regarding your student loans should be directed to your lender.