The Office of Financial Aid can take into account certain special circumstances, which may affect your aid eligibility.  These may include:

  • Loss of untaxed income (such as Social Security benefits, child support, or Workers Compensation);
  • Loss of one-time income received in the prior year (must be on your prior year federal income tax return);
  • Loss of income due to layoff, job change, or disability, or alimony;
  • Nursing home costs associated with dependent elderly relatives;
  • Medical or dental expenses not covered by health insurance but paid out of pocket.  Certain limits apply;
  • Death of a parent after the FAFSA has been submitted;
  • Parent attends college at least half-time.

You can obtain a Special Conditions Application from Oserve and submit it with the required supporting documentation.  Please note that not all requests for special conditions are approved.

Semester deadlines to submit a Special Conditions Application for 2020-2021:
Summer 2020: August 7, 2020
Fall 2020: December 10, 2020
Spring 2021: May 6, 2021



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