Special Circumstance Application
A special circumstance is when the information provided on the FAFSA form is not reflective of the family’s financial situation. A financial aid administrator may then change FAFSA data to more accurately reflect a family’s situation. This may or may not result in an increase in gift aid available to you.
Special Circumstance requests are considered each spring through summer prior to the start of the upcoming academic year. Please make sure to include all requested documents when submitting your Special Circumstance application. The process may take up to four weeks from the time we receive all your information.
Please choose from the appropriate forms to fill out:
Additional Stafford Unsubsidized Loan
Parents of dependent students should apply for a Parent PLUS Loan (www.studentloans.gov).
- If the loan is denied, students will be eligible to receive an additional Stafford Unsubsidized Loan.
- If a parent is approved but unable to borrow the loan due to an economic hardship the student may qualify for an additional Stafford Unsubsidized loan. The student should e-mail email@example.com to let a counselor know that the family does not intend to take out the Parent PLUS Loan. The student and parent will be e-mailed a Special Circumstance Form.