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 Student Financial Services 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 2021-2022:
Summer 202
1: August 5, 2021
Fall 202
1: December 9, 2021
Spring 2022: May 19, 2022

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