Financial Aid “Special Circumstance” Forms
If you feel the FAFSA (federal application) does not provide an accurate picture of your family’s financial situation, the forms on this page may help to explain and document your personal, special circumstance(s).
For the 2016-2017 Academic Year
Please complete any applicable form(s) only if your cost exceeds the minimum amount shown. Return them to the Office of Financial Aid. If possible, save as a .pdf and send by email. You may also fax or send by mail to the number/address on the form.
- Educational Expenses - parent paying $2000+ for him/herself or your younger sibling during 2016-2017 academic year
- Educational Loans - parent paying $2000+ toward loans in 2016 for which they are the borrower
- Healthcare Expenses - parent paying $3000+ in 2015 or 2016, which are not paid with “pre-tax” dollars
- Income Change for parent - parent experiencing a significant change in 2016 vs. 2015
- Income Change for student - student experiencing a significant change in 2016 vs. 2015
- Second Household Expenses - parents married, but living in different homes in different cities
- Unusual Expenses - parent paying $2000+ for daycare, funeral, legal, etc. in 2015 or 2016
Tax Documents. New Requirements …
If we need documentation of your income, we are not able to accept a copy of your tax return.
If you decide not to, or are unable to use the IRS DRT, you must 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). You may use the above link or call 800-908-9946.
* While the video is specific to the 2015-2016 FAFSA, content will still be helpful in using the DRT for 2016-17.