Info for Parents Counselors

Special Circumstances

The FAFSA calculates an Expected Family Contribution (EFC) based on federal tax information from a previous year. Should you or your family’s circumstances be different from the information submitted on the FAFSA, or there are extraordinary circumstances that impact your ability to contribute to your educational expenses, please complete a Special Circumstances Form. The request must provide sufficient detail for us to determine how the changed circumstances will affect your financial aid eligibility.

The priority date for receipt of a Special Circumstances Form is April 30 prior to the corresponding school year. 

Special Circumstances Form - Academic Year 2020-2021

Special Circumstances Form - Academic Year 2021-2022

Examples of special circumstances that could warrant review by the Financial Aid Committee include:

  • Loss of employment
  • Reduction in salary
  • Medical/dental expenses paid out of pocket (not reimbursed by insurance or other benefits)
  • Tuition expenses for siblings enrolled in private K-12 school
  • Parent PLUS Loan payments or other parent educational loan payments

COVID-19 Expense

If your current student incurred an expense related to the disruption of campus operations due to the coronavirus and you would like to apply for an emergency financial aid grant, please visit the  Emergency Funding Request Form.