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Special Circumstances

You or your family may have unusual circumstances that are not reflected on your FAFSA and that might affect your financial aid. Here are some examples of situations that may cause your current situation to differ from the one on your FAFSA.

  • Loss or change in employment or wages for you or your parent(s)

  • Unusual medical or dental expenses

  • Loss of benefits

  • The student has child care expenses related to his/her enrollment in school.

  • The student (or the parents of a dependent student) are paying private school tuition for a dependent child.

  • Divorce or separation of parents (if the student is dependent for financial aid purposes) or of the student
  • Illness or death of an immediate family member

You can request special consideration for these circumstances through the Office of Student Financial Aid. Please stop by 327 Millennium Student Center or give us a call to request an appointment with a financial aid coordinator. Our coordinators will work with you to assess the appropriate course of action for your situation. Additional documentation may be required.