Special Circumstances Questions

Q: My parent just lost his job, but I already filed the FAFSA, is there anything we can do to reflect this change to our income?
A:
Changes in family income may be considered for review of special circumstances.  Requests must be submitted using the Special Circumstances Form along with copies of current taxes and supplemental loss of income documentation.  Special Circumstance Forms are available on the Financial Aid Forms Bank.

Q: Our family has had a lot of medical expenses this year, but there is not any place on the FAFSA to indicate this, what can we do?
A:
Excess medical expenses may be considered for review of special circumstances.  Requests must be submitted using the Special Circumstances Form along with copies of current income tax transcripts, specified medical expense documentation, and other supplemental doucmentation.  Medical/Dental expenses paid (not covered by insurance) that exceed 7.5% of the Adjusted Gross Income reported on current federal income taxes may evaluated for special circumstance review.  Special Circumstance Forms are available on the Financial Aid Forms Bank.