Special Circumstances Appeal

If you or your parents have experienced a significant decline in income, you may be eligible for a Special Circumstances appeal where your financial aid eligibility could be re-evaluated.

Types of circumstances that can be considered for a Special Circumstances Appeal:

  • Loss of employment
  • Other loss of income
  • Marital separation or divorce
  • Disability or retirement
  • Death of a parent or spouse
  • One-time payment received

How to Apply

We recommend that you communicate with one of our Financial Aid Advisors about your Special Circumstances before starting the appeal process.

Submit a completed Special Circumstances Appeal form and all supporting documentation listed on the form.

Things to Consider

  • Please be advised that once you have initiated a Special Circumstances Appeal, your financial aid application will be selected for a process called verification.  The verification requirements will be added to your MyChecklist.
  • Submitting a Special Circumstances Appeal does not guarantee that your financial aid eligibility will change. Your aid package could remain the same, increase or decrease based on the documentation submitted to our office.
  • If you decide not to proceed with the Special Circumstances Appeal, you will still be required to submit all required documents for the verification process.