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Special Circumstances Appeal

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The Financial Aid Office has the authority to make professional judgments and adjustments to your eligibility within specific guidelines from US Department of Education rules and regulations.

If you have experienced a change in circumstances since the time that you filed your FAFSA, you may submit an appeal.  Changes in circumstances usually refer to events that occur outside of your control, such as personal or family illness, unexpected medical bills, the death of an immediate family member or the loss of employment or other income.  You must submit both the Special Circumstance Appeal Form and the suggested documentation as listed on the form to support your claim.  The form can be downloaded from our forms page.

Your appeal will be reviewed carefully, and if approved, adjustments will be made to your financial aid award package based on the availability of funds.

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