The U.S. Department of Education gives financial aid administrators the ability to consider a family's special circumstances in determining a student's financial need. Special circumstances may have occurred since you filed the FAFSA or they might be circumstances that were not accounted for on the FASFA. Supporting documentation is required for all special circumstance requests.

Special Circumstance Request

Select the corresponding academic year below.

2019-20 Academic Year
Click here for the 2019-20 Special Circumstance Form and instructions

Please submit all of the following documentation to the Financial Aid Office by email, fax or mail.

1. Special Circumstance Form

2. Statement explaining your situation

  • Include the student's name and date of birth
  • Be sure to include key things, such as: dates (when did things occur?), names (who was affected?), and specific dollar amounts.
  • Statement must be signed by parent and student

3. Supporting documentation

  • Requests will not be considered until supporting documentation is provided.
  • Examples: medical bills, termination letter, court records, billing statements, etc.

4. Tax documents and earnings information

  • Copy of most Recent Paystub(s)
  • Copy of 2018 Federal Tax Return (when available)
  • Copy of 2018 W-2 Form(s) (when available)

2018-19 Academic Year
Click here for the 2018-19 Special Circumstance Form and instructions

Please submit all of the following documentation to the Financial Aid Office by email, fax or mail. 

1. Special Circumstances Form

2. Statement explaining your situation. 

  • Include the student's name and date of birth
  • Be sure to include key things, such as: dates (when did things occur?), names (who was affected?), and specific dollar amounts.
  • Statement must be signed by parent or student

3. Supporting documentation

  • Requests will not be considered until supporting documentation is provided. 
  • Examples: medical bills, termination letter, court records, billing statements, etc. 

4. Tax Documents and Earnings Information 

  • Copy of 2017 Federal Tax Return (if available)
  • Copy of 2017 W-2 Form(s)
  • Most Recent Paystub(s) 

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