circumstances influence income for students and/or families. These
circumstances have an impact on the ability to pay for college.
Utilizing the Special Circumstances form (available in eForm),
allows students and / or families to indicate special circumstances
that may not be evident on the FAFSA. Prior year income is used to
assess financial need for the upcoming academic year.
If current year income will be lower due to special
circumstances the financial aid office may be able to use current
year projected income to assess financial need. A processed FAFSA
and completed verification, if selected, must be on file before
special circumstances can be considered. Supporting documentation
is required in most instances as indicated in the table below.