Do you consider special circumstances when reviewing the FAFSA?
The data on the FAFSA is a snap shot of the financial circumstances a student and if applicable, parents demonstrate at the time the FAFSA was submitted. The Office of Financial Aid & Scholarships understands that snap shot can change and special circumstances lend themselves to having the student’s eligibility for financial aid be reassessed under certain conditions. There are a variety of special circumstances categories that our office may be able to make through the professional judgment process, as allowed by federal regulations. Students who experience changes from when the FAFSA was originally submitted should consult the Special Circumstances Forms available on our web site to determine what, if any categories are applicable.