Special Circumstances

Although the formula to determine eligibility for financial aid is standard for all applicants, there is some flexibility in recalculating eligibility resulting from special circumstances.

For example, if you or your family has experienced an income reduction because of unemployment, disability, divorce, or death, your financial aid eligibility may be recalculated using the updated information. Other circumstances include loss of nontaxable income (such as child support or Social Security benefits).

In all cases, these circumstances must be fully documented with tax returns, death certificates, court documentation, or letters from appropriate agencies, individuals, or employers.

Contact Student Financial Aid Services as soon as possible if you or your family is affected by any special circumstances that might change the amount you are able to contribute toward your education.