Eligibility Reconsideration

If a family’s financial circumstances change after the student completes and submits the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), then an Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid advisor can determine if that student’s financial aid eligibility warrants reconsideration.

The most frequently cited situations that justify reconsideration include:

  • loss of employment or change of employment status
  • divorce/separation or death of a parent/spouse
  • loss of untaxed income (i.e. child support)
  • disability
  • unusually high medical bills or disability-related expenses
  • loss of one-time income
  • unusual expenses not considered by the FAFSA (i.e. dependent care expenses, unusual transportation costs)

Contact the Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid to determine whether individual circumstances merit reconsideration.