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Loss of Parental Income

Special Circumstances

When a significant change occurs in parental income due to unemployment, long-term illness, disability, or death of a parent, you may contact the office at any time during the year for reconsideration of your aid eligibility. Please provide:

  • Financial Aid Appeal Form
  • Most recent pay stubs
  • Copy of termination letter
  • Information about unemployment or disability payments
  • Information regarding insurance and Social Security benefits


Please note: Financial aid appeals related to a parent’s loss of income will be considered only after ten consecutive weeks of unemployment. If your financial aid award is revised based on projecting income, you will be required to verify that estimated income earned with actual federal tax information in January. Significant discrepancy between estimated and actual income may result in an adjustment to your financial aid award and a possible balance due.