Changes in Financial Circumstances

The FAFSA requests information about income and tax information from 2 years prior in order to calculate a projection of a family's ability to contribute to their student's cost of education; however, circumstances may change significantly from the projections in comparison to actual figures in the current year. 

If your or your family’s financial situation has changed significantly from what you reported on the FAFSA (i.e., if you’ve lost a job or otherwise experienced a drop in income), you may be eligible to have your FAFSA information reviewed. A review could result in a recalculation of eligibility for additional Federal and/or State need-based grants. Please note that any additional aid awarded is often nominal, and eligibility for Federal and State need-based aid is limited to undergraduate students.

Please view our Special Circumstances Presentation for more information about how financial changes can impact financial aid. 

Students who find themselves with special circumstances should contact the Student Financial Services Office to speak with a financial aid counselor.  The counselor will respond to a student's particular situation and advise if any additional information and documentation are required.