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Special Circumstances Request

Wednesday, April 17, 2024

Complete this request if you have special circumstances you would like the Financial Aid Office to consider for the 2023-2024 academic year. You must have a 2023-24 FAFSA on file and must not be on Financial Suspension to be eligible for this request. This request is designed for students that are not currently pell eligible.

The U.S. Department of Education defines special circumstances as changes affecting income that result in the tax information reported from 2021 to be significantly higher than income earned either in 2022 or 2023. Typically, these circumstances are considered if they are beyond the student’s (or parents’ if dependent) control.


*Please select the significant circumstance that most relates to your situation:

Uploading Significant Circumstance Documents

Special circumstances require the Office of Financial Aid to verify your income for 2021 and the circumstances for which your specific circumstance request is based. Additional information is often required to complete the Special Circumstances Request. While not required, providing the upload information listed under your specific circumstance(s) above will allow our office to more easily review your eligibility for special circumstances on the front end.

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By submitting this form, I understand the following:

  • This is a request for special circumstance(s) consideration and not approval of circumstances that will result in additional aid eligibility.
  • I am responsible for checking my e-mail and providing any additional documentation requested by the Office of Financial Aid in a timely manner.
  • I must make my own payment arrangements if sufficient financial aid is in place to pay my bill for the current or upcoming semester.

I understand that typing my full name in this box constitutes a legal signature confirming that I have read and acknowledge the understandings above.