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Financial Aid and Scholarships

Change in Financial Situation After the FAFSA

If you experience a change in resources, income, or special circumstances not addressed on the original FAFSA, you may submit a Student and/or Parent Request for Review form.

Special circumstances that may be considered

Changes that may justify a review include, but are not limited to:

  • Loss of a job or a substantial reduction in earnings or other income
  • Loss or reduction of child support or spousal support
  • Death, divorce, or separation from a spouse after submitting the FAFSA
  • Income received last year that you will not receive in the current or upcoming year
  • Loss due to recent natural disasters (e.g., earthquake, flood, fire) not covered by insurance

Steps to submitting a "Request for Review"

  1. Download and print a Request for Review form (parent or student).
  2. Read the form carefully and follow the instructions for your situation.
  3. Attach the appropriate documentation and a written, signed statement describing the change in income or resources. 
  4. Submit the completed form and documentation to the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships.
Important: Be detailed and specific. Make sure you attach all appropriate documentation as specified.