Special Circumstances

If you, your spouse's or your parents' financial circumstances have changed since you completed your FAFSA, you may be eligible for a special circumstance review.

Special circumstances are generally limited to the following conditions:

  • loss of employment or change of employment status
  • divorce/separation or death of a parent/spouse
  • loss of untaxed income (i.e. child support)
  • disability
  • unusually high medical bills or disability-related expenses
  • secondary school tuition expenses
  • loss of one-time income
  • unusual expenses such as dependent care and secondary school


If you feel you have extenuating circumstances, please complete a Special Condition form and submit the form and all required documentation to the Financial Aid Office.  Incomplete forms and/or insufficient documentation will not be considered for a special circumstance review.