Special Circumstance Appeal

We strive to offer families the best financial aid packages within the guidelines of federal financial aid funding levels and our institutional student aid budget. However, we realize certain circumstances may present your family with unique financial challenges.

The Special Circumstances Appeal Form gives you the avenue to inform us of those financial challenges. Please answer the following questions to determine if this type of appeal is right for your circumstance.


If your family experienced a change of circumstance since filing the 2013-2014 FAFSA, you may complete a 2013-2014 Special Circumstance Appeal to request a re-evaluation of your financial aid eligibility.

At this time the Special Circumstance Appeal process will only be considered if you or your parent(s) have separated/divorced or death of a wage earner, since filing of the 2013-2014 FAFSA.

Other circumstances, such as loss of income (either from unemployment, child support or retirement) and/or medical/dental expenses not covered by insurance, will be evaluated by our office beginning in early May. Please check back at that time for additional information.


Did you file the 2013-2014 FAFSA?

Yes     No

Is your Expected Family Income (EFC) zero as indicated on the student's FAFSA or Student Aid Report (SAR)?

Yes     No


Separation or Divorce

Have your parents separated or divorced since filing the 2013-2014 FAFSA?

Yes     No


Death of a Wage Earner

Did your parent(s) pass away since filing the 2013-2014 FAFSA?

Yes     No