Special Circumstances


Families occasionally experience changes in income and/or resources during the application period (e.g., illness, death of a parent, job loss, loss of assets, etc.). Students have the right to submit an appeal to have their financial aid application adjusted. In cases where the appeal is due to lost income, expected income must be at least 25% less than the previous year.

To apply for an appeal, the student will need to submit the Special Circumstance form along with a letter of explanation and supporting documents.

Appeals will be reviewed within 3 weeks of receipt. However, for the fall semester, appeals must be submitted by July 31st.