Financial Aid “Special Circumstance” Forms

If you feel the FAFSA (federal application) does not provide an accurate picture of your family’s financial situation, please complete the form(s) below to provide your personal, special circumstances.

  • You may complete the form(s) below if you would like our office to consider your unique situation.  Do so only if your cost exceeds any minimum amount shown.

    • Educational Expense - $2000; for parent/younger sibling, 7/15 - 6/16 
    • Educational Loan in Repayment -$2000; parent repaying loans in 2015
    • Healthcare Expense - $3000; expenses paid in 2014 / 2015
    • Income change, parent - a significant change in 2015 vs. 2014
    • Income Change, student - a significant change in 2015 vs. 2014
    • Second Household - if living in two homes in different cities in 2015
    • Unusual Expense - $2000; daycare, funeral, legal, etc. in 2014 / 2015

Tax Documents.  New Requirements …
Federal regulations have changed related to verifying your and/or your parent’s income.  In all cases, we are no longer permitted to use a copy of your federal tax return as proof of your income.

Instead, families are encouraged to use the IRS Data Retrieval Tool (DRT) as part of the FAFSA.  Watch the video to see how it works.

If you decide not to, or are unable to, use the IRS DRT above, families must then provide an official IRS Tax Return Transcript.  This document comes directly from the IRS, and is sent to you or to us (the Office of Financial Aid).

  • To request a Tax Return Transcript use the above link or call 800-908-9946