Special Circumstances for Students

Families occasionally experience changes in income and/or resources during the application period (e.g., illness, death of a parent, job loss, loss of assets, etc.). Students have the right to submit an appeal to have their financial aid application adjusted. In cases where the appeal is due to lost income, the expected income must be at least 25% less than the previous year.

To apply for an appeal, the student will need to submit the Special Circumstance form along with a letter of explanation and supporting documents.

Appeals take 30 days to process. However, appeals are not reviewed August 1 – August 31 and December 15 – January 21 due to registration.

You can find the Special Circumstance form on the Financial Aid Forms page