A student may be eligible to apply for a Special Circumstance if a student or family member experiences one or more of the following situations:

  • Loss of income due to unemployment
  • Disability
  • Natural disaster
  • Loss or reduction of untaxed income
  • Separation or divorce
  • Death of a parent or spouse
  • Sibling private school tuition paid
  • One-time lump sum payment

A change of circumstance may change a student’s financial aid eligibility. The granting of Special Circumstance is based solely on the professional judgement of the Financial Aid office. The Financial Aid office reserves the right to approve or reject any application for Special Circumstance. Contact the Financial Aid office for more information.