Special Circumstances Appeal

The financial aid office can review a student's special circumstances to determine, on a case-by-case basis, if a change in the Expected Family Contribution (EFC) or Student Aid Index (SAI) is needed. 

Examples of Special Circumstances that may be considered.

  • Loss or significant reduction of employment, wages or unemployment compensation
  • Widowed, separated or divorced since filing the FAFSA
  • Unusually high unreimbursed medical expenses paid
  • One-time income received in 2022


  1. Submit completed Special Circumstances form with all required documentation. 

2023-2024 Special Circumstances Form (summer 2023, fall 2023, spring 2024)

2024-2025 Special Circumstances Form (summer 2024, fall 2024, spring 2025)

Please Note: A review of your special circumstances does not guarantee that you will be eligible for additional financial aid. 

If the student already has an Expected Family Contribution (EFC) or Student Aid Index (SAI) of "0" or less, submitting a special circumstances request will not result in additional financial aid as the maximum amount was already awarded.