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Budget Adjustments

Budget adjustments increase the cost of attendance used to determine financial aid. Students with the following expenses may qualify for a budget adjustment. To request a budget adjustment, students must contact the SDSU Financial Aid Office and provide documentation to support the increase.

Flight costs will be included in the budget for eligible students enrolled in the Aviation major or minor. A standard allowance is used unless the student documents additional flight costs for the academic term.

Child Care
Students with child care expenses must provide a written statement from the child care provider detailing a period of time and cost for child care.

Computer Allowance
A computer allowance may be granted if a computer is required for the major, minor, or applicable course work. Documentation will be required if the computer is not purchased through SDSU.

Students with disability and/or medical expenses not paid by insurance must submit documentation to support the expenses.

Students who travel more than 40 miles round-trip daily may have travel expenses factored into the budget using South Dakota's mileage rate.

Adjustments for other expenses (food, housing, equipment, clothing, etc) will be considered as appropriate for a student's education and/or living expenses.