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.
This Professional Judgment EFC Appeal allows you to request a change in the input data in the Expected Family Contribution (EFC) calculation due to unusual circumstances. The Office of Financial Aid shall review your case upon successful completion and submission of the Web Form.
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 even if this request has not yet been completed/reviewed.
Please contact the Office of Financial Aid for additional information or if you have questions.
Note: If you already have an EFC of zero (0) there is no need to complete this form.
Please be sure the student’s FAFSA has been completed and all required documentation submitted before completing a Special Circumstances Form.
The 2021-2022 Academic Year consists of Fall 2021, Spring 2022, and Summer 2022 semesters. The appeal for the 2021-2022 Academic year is now available through June 2022.
The 2022-2023 Academic Year consists of Fall 2022, Spring 2023, and Summer 2023 semesters. The appeal for the 2022 -2023 Academic Year will become available in May 2022.
Last updated: 10/12/2021