We recognize that the FAFSA may not always accurately reflect your financial situation. Although considerations for specific situations are limited, we may be able to give additional consideration for certain situations as described below.
Special Circumstance Appeals will be considered after you receive your initial award notification for the current aid year. After reviewing your verified special circumstance documentation, your aid package may remain the same, be increased, or reduced according to the financial information that has been submitted. As all files requesting special circumstance consideration will be verified, tax documents and other documents pertaining to the circumstance are required. Submitting a special circumstance request does not guarantee an adjustment will be made to your aid package.
Decisions are final and will be communicated directly to the student. For more information, contact the Office of Financial Aid to see if your situation falls under a circumstance that can be considered. If approved, any additional funding awarded is only available for the academic school year for which the special circumstance is approved. Special circumstances must be reviewed annually. Please do not submit documents unless instructed by our office.
The Special Circumstance Appeal form is available by request only. If you feel you have a special circumstance, contact the Office of Financial Aid for further guidance.