What if I need more financial help?
During the school year, you and your family may experience a financial change. Perhaps there is information about your family situation that was not asked about on your financial aid application. You may think that questions about your parents shouldn't apply to you. You may have questions about your award amounts.
If your financial situation has changed since you filed your FAFSA, or if you believe that you have an unusual circumstance, you may ask a financial aid counselor to review your situation. We may be able to make adjustments that more closely reflect your circumstances. It is your responsibility to notify the Financial Aid Office of any special or unusual circumstances or changes in your financial status that may affect your ability to pay for college.
- If you are asked to provide parent data on your application but cannot because an extreme circumstance has caused a break-up in your family, you may complete a Dependency Status Appeal Form. Please note that your status cannot be changed because your parents refuse to contribute to your education, are unwilling to complete the FAFSA, do not claim you on their taxes, or you are living financially on your own.
- If you or your family has had a loss of income in the time since your financial aid applications were filed, you may complete either a Dependent Student Income Adjustment Form or an Independent Student Income Adjustment Form. The loss of income may be due to loss of employment, loss of benefits, divorce, death, a natural disaster or some other major change.
- If you or your family have unusual expenses that were not reported on your financial aid applications, you may complete an Expense Adjustment Form.
- If you would like to be reconsidered for a financial aid award that you didn't receive (such as Federal Work-Study, or FSEOG), complete and submit an online Award Letter Appeal Form.
You must visit the Financial Aid Office and speak with a financial aid counselor for all the above situations except the 4th.
What other sources of financial aid should I check out?