Special Circumstances Appeal

When completing the FAFSA, you provide income and asset information for the most recent tax year but that doesn't take into consideration your current income or any loss of income since then. In special circumstances, federal regulations allow you to document any decrease in income for the current year so the Office of Financial Aid may reevaluate your financial aid awards.

If one of the following applies to you, you may be eligible to complete a special circumstance appeal:

  • Loss of job
  • Reduction in pay
  • Roth IRA rollover (from traditional IRA to Roth IRA)
  • Loss of untaxed income
  • Loss of income due to disability
  • Separation or divorce
  • Death of a parent or spouse
  • Current year income will be lower than previous tax year

How to Appeal

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