You or your family may have unusual circumstances that aren't reflected on your FAFSA and that might affect your need for financial aid. Examples of some common types of special circumstances are:
- The student is not receiving any support from parents but
does not meet the normal definition of an independent student.
- The student has child care expenses related to his/her enrollment
- The student (or the parents of a dependent student) are
paying private school tuition for a dependent child.
- The student's (or the parents' of a dependent student) financial
situation is not reflected by the information on the FAFSA
due to loss of employment, divorce or separation, illness
or death in the family.
In order to request that our office take into consideration any of the special circumstances described above, please complete the appropriate form and submit it to our office with the supporting documentation requested.