Your income last year may not accurately reflect your financial strength or your family’s ability to contribute toward your college education.
Under unusual and extenuating circumstances only, and with adequate documentation of those circumstances, a financial aid counselor may make adjustments to your income data to more accurately measure your or your family’s ability to pay for educational costs.
Any adjustment requires a meeting with a Financial Aid Advisor.
Please read the Special Circumstance Form to see if your circumstance can be considered for a Special Circumstance Appeal:
- 2016-17 Dependent Student Special Circumstance Form
- 2016-17 Independent Student Special Circumstance Form
Remember, you must provide adequate documentation of your special circumstance before any adjustments will be made to your application data. Only one adjustment will be made per award year. If your circumstance is not included on the Special Circumstance Form, please visit with a Financial Aid Advisor before determining your eligiblity for an appeal.
For Dependent Students: If you have an unusual or extenuating circumstance which prevents you from including your parent's information on the FAFSA, you may be considered for a Dependency Override Request.