Students are encouraged to look for ways to cut their monthly expenses to make it possible to live within the budget as set by the Emory University Office of Financial Aid. While you may submit an appeal to increase your cost of attendance to include certain expenses, the decision to approve or deny the appeal is guided by professional judgment and federal guidelines. Items that may be considered on appeal with appropriate documentation include: cost of a computer (not to exceed $2500) one time for an academic program of study, childcare expense if the student is a single parent or if spouse is employed, cost of dental insurance (student only), out-of-pocket medical, vision, and dental expenses incurred by the student during the period of enrollment, automobile insurance and repairs incurred during the period of enrollment for the student's car and mileage for students who commute 400+ miles per week and/or who incur expenses related to rotation assignments. The cost of attendance cannot be increased to cover the cost of consumer debt (i.e. credit card payments, automobile payments). To request a copy of the Appeal for Budget Adjustment form, contact the Office of Financial Aid.