We recognize that the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) may not always portray an accurate picture of your current financial situation.
If you experience a circumstance that is unusual or if your financial circumstances have changed significantly since you submitted your FAFSA, you may request a re-evaluation of your financial aid eligibility.
The U.S. Department of Education allows financial aid administrators to use their professional judgment for re-evaluations on a case-by-case basis. This process is called a “special circumstance review request.” The review process is described below.
The following personal situations are circumstances that can be reviewed through a special circumstance review request:
The following information will provide more guidance on whether or not to submit a review request and what you may reasonably expect after submitting your completed review form and required supporting documentation. Please review all points before submitting your information.
The following supporting documentation is required to be submitted along with your completed Special Circumstance Review Request Form. Do not submit your request form without all of the required supporting documentation. Incomplete forms/missing supporting documentation will delay the processing of your review.
Once you have read the information in all sections above, please download a copy of the special circumstance review request form.
Covering summer 2020, fall 2020 and spring 2021 semesters
After downloading the form, be sure to review all of the required supporting documentation. Incomplete forms/missing supporting documentation will delay the processing of your review.
Please know that only one review is permitted per student, per situation.
Deadline to submit 2020-21 special circumstance requests: April 15, 2021.
Covering summer 2019, fall 2019 and spring 2020 semesters
The deadline for 2019-20 has passed. The deadline to submit 2019-20 special circumstance requests was April 15, 2020.