Financial Aid and Scholarships can take special circumstances into consideration as decisions are being made about financial aid award packages. Below are examples of situations that are considered to be special circumstances:

  • Loss or reduction of employment, wages, or unemployment compensation
  • Loss of untaxed income or benefits (e.g. Social Security benefits or child support)
  • Separation or divorce
  • Death of a parent or spouse
  • Elementary or secondary school tuition
  • Unusually high medical expenses

If you have had special circumstances you would like our office to consider, please take the following steps:

  1. Print and complete the appropriate Special Circumstances form below.
  2. Provide supporting documentation.
  3. Submit the completed form and supporting documentation to our office.
  4. Allow 4-6 weeks for the form to be processed.


The dependent or independent student will need to complete this form to have their special circumstances reviewed by our office.

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