Special Circumstances

Because certain situations and events can affect a family’s ability to pay for college, it is important that you make us aware of unusual financial circumstances that you believe are not reflected accurately on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Please understand that we have limits on what we can do, and submission of this form does not guarantee changes in aid eligibility, but we will look at your individual situation carefully.

The following are NOT considered special financial circumstances:
  • Private elementary or secondary school tuition (unless required by learning disabilities and the like)
  • Pending reduction in income due to fluctuating commissions, consumer debt (unless necessitated by economic hardship)
  • Refusal of a parent to provide financial support to the applicant/student
  • Anything that “might happen” in the future.

Below are links to Special Circumstances Forms that will assist you in explaining your situation. We may ask for additional information other than what follows, but we will let you know if either of these will be necessary.

2016-2017 Forms

2017-2018 Special Circumstances Forms will be available beginning June 2017.  

Please be sure the student’s FAFSA has been completed and all required documentation submitted before completing a Special Circumstances Form.

**Please note all Federal Verification must be completed before we will begin processing Special Circumstance Forms**

             **Please Download or Print Forms, Please Do Not Request to Share Forms**


The results of this request for special financial circumstances consideration will be based on the individual circumstances outlined in the completion of this form. Please remember that submission of this form does not guarantee an adjustment to the student’s award.  The student’s balance must be paid by the Fee Payment Deadline.

If you have any questions, please feel free to email our office at finaid@georgiasouthern.edu. You may fax this completed form and supporting documents to (912) 478-7418.

Last updated: 1/24/2017

Financial Aid • PO Box 8065 • Statesboro, Georgia 30460 • (912) 478-5413 • finaid@georgiasouthern.edu