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Unusual Circumstances

If your family’s financial situation changes after submitting the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), or if you feel that the results from the FAFSA don’t fully represent your family’s financial situation, you should contact the Financial Aid Office to inform us of the circumstances.

Death, separation, divorce, unemployment, loss of employment, military service, nursing home expenses, unusual medical care expenses, significant college costs for dependent student’s parent attending college, tuition expenses for children attending a private elementary or high school, or loss of non-taxable income or benefits are all examples of unusual circumstances that may affect your financial aid eligibility.

The staff will help you determine if your circumstances warrant changing the FAFSA results and what documentation may be necessary to make the changes. They must have very compelling reasons to use professional judgment to make adjustments because of unusual circumstances.