Requesting Additional Financial Aid
Financial aid is awarded based on demonstrated financial need.
You may be eligible for additional financial aid if there has been a change in your financial circumstances that was not reported on your initial aid application; such changes may affect the calculation of your expected contribution towards college costs. Typical examples of changes that may affect your eligibility for aid include significant reductions in reported income, unreimbursed parental or spousal medical expenses, uninsured losses, loss of employment, a serious illness, or the death of a parent or spouse.
In some cases students have special expenses that can be added to the standard educational cost of attendance that is used to determine need for financial aid . Typical examples of recognizable special costs include the documented costs of child care, student health insurance premiums, or unreimbursed student medical expenses. Students with disabilities may have special expenses related to their health care or living arrangements that can be recognized in calculating their need for assistance. However, financial aid is typically not available to cover non-educational costs for computers, telephone service, new clothing, automobiles, or furniture and appliance rentals.
Report of Special Circumstances: If your financial circumstances have changed since you completed your original financial aid application AND you can document the changes, or if you have eligible special expenses to report, you may request another review of your financial aid eligibility by completing a Report of Special Circumstances Form 10-11.