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Change in Circumstances

We know there may be times when your or your family's circumstances change unexpectedly. In cases in which there has been an unforeseen change that creates a financial hardship, you may be able to receive assistance by using our appeal process.

Certain circumstances can be evaluated to determine if you may be eligible for additional federal and/or institutional financial aid. These circumstances are the following:

  • Recent unemployment or reduction of income (not including voluntary retirement)
  • Recent loss of one-time income
  • Recent death of a parent or spouse
  • Recent divorce or separation
  • Recent injury/health-related issue

If you meet any of this criteria, please consider completing a Continuing Student Financial Aid Appeal Request Form [PDF]. If you have submitted an appeal and are awaiting the status of your decision, we suggest that you review alternative financing options that may be available to you.