Applying for Special Circumstances

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The federal government allows financial aid administrators to take into account special circumstances which occur during the current award year that may affect the Expected Family Contribution (EFC) and the financial aid award. Some examples of special circumstances are:

  • Recent unemployment
  • Divorce
  • Death
  • Disability
  • Large uninsured medical/dental expenses
  • Childcare

Students wanting to request a review of special circumstance should contact a financial aid representative to discuss the changes in their financial situation and to obtain the Request for Review of Special Circumstances form.

 Year    Form Available   Deadline to Submit Form
2016-17 September 12, 2016 April 7, 2017 


We know that there are many circumstances that may impact a family's ability to contribute to a student's education, and we will work with you to understand your options and determine if any additional aid may be available based on your individual circumstances. Unfortunately, not all circumstances will be eligible for consideration, and not all appeals will result in additional financial assistance