If you or your family have experienced a significant change in financial circumstances since completing the FAFSA, you still have options.
If you have experienced an unexpected financial hardship, schedule an appointment to talk with a financial aid counselor. It might benefit you to submit a special conditions request.
Special circumstances that may be considered
You can request that your financial aid eligibility be reevaluated if your financial situation changes for reasons such as:
- Loss of child support
- Income reported on the FAFSA that you will not receive for reasons such as layoff, termination, or decline in self-employment income
- Separation, divorce or death of a spouse after submitting the FAFSA
- Separation, divorce or death of a parent after submitting the FAFSA
- Parent attending college at least half-time
Special circumstances that cannot be considered
Special conditions requests are reviewed on a case-by-case basis. Here are some examples of when a special conditions request might be denied:
- For graduate students (federal financial aid eligibility for graduate students is for unsubsidized loans only)
- When a significant reduction in income results in the same federal financial aid eligibility
- Temporary reductions in income
How to request a special conditions review
To request a special conditions review call (208) 426-1664 to schedule an appointment with a financial aid counselor.