Special Circumstances Reporting

The Department of Education gives financial aid administrators the ability to consider a family's special circumstances in determining financial aid eligibility.

If special circumstances affect your parents' or your ability to contribute toward educational expenses, please complete the appropriate form below and submit it to the Financial Aid Office. Each form contains several of the most common special circumstances along with the documentation requirements to process each request. Most requests require submission of Federal Tax Return Transcripts or signed federal tax returns and a letter explaining the circumstance. The Department of Education and Grand View University require you to submit proper documentation for your circumstances. Read the instructions carefully to ensure that proper documentation is submitted with your appeal.

All appeals are reviewed in accordance with guidance from the Department of Education and university policy. To report circumstances that should be considered in the 2020-21 academic year, please use one of the following forms:

Student Special Circumstance Form