Special Circumstances Reporting
If you or your parent/spouse has experienced a loss of employment or an increase in expenses since you filed your FAFSA, or filed your federal income taxes, you may qualify for a consideration of special circumstances for your federal financial aid.
The Department of Education gives financial aid administrators the ability to consider a family's special circumstances in determining financial aid eligibility.
Please complete the appropriate form below and we will follow up via email to let you know what documentation will be required. Read the instructions carefully as not all special circumstances qualify for an adjustment of federal financial aid. Most requests require submission of Federal Tax Return Transcripts or signed federal tax returns and may require additional documentation. The Department of Education gives financial aid administrators the ability to consider a family's special circumstances in determining financial aid eligibility. All appeals are reviewed in accordance with guidance from the Department of Education and university policy. The Department of Education and Grand View University require you to submit proper documentation for your circumstances.