Special Circumstances

Applying for Aid - Special Circumstances

Although the formula used to determine eligibility for federal student aid is basically the same for all applicants, there is some flexibility. If the information provided on your FAFSA has changed SIGNIFICANTLY since you applied, you may submit a Special Circumstances Request. These circumstances may be loss of employment, loss of untaxed income, death of a parent, or unusual medical/dental expenses not covered by insurance. There must be compelling reasons for us to consider your request and you must provide adequate documentation to support your request.