金融援助 awards are calculated using the previous calendar year’s income information. In the event of a special circumstance (unemployment, retirement etc.) resulting in a change in income information, student’s may request a 特殊情况审查 from the financial 援助 office either in person, 通过电话或邮件.
When requesting a 特殊情况审查, you must include the reason why you are requesting the review and include any pertinent dates such as date you (or your parent) became unemployed. Once your request is received, you may be required to submit additional information and documentation to the financial 援助 office.
特殊情况审查s are held to the same deadlines as those given to 学生 selected for Federal or Institutional Verification. For more information regarding these dates, please refer to the deadlines sections of the website.
特殊情况审查s are not a guarantee of financial 援助 and may not result in an increase or change in award(s).
The most common reasons for a 特殊情况审查 are;
- Reduced 家长/Student Income
Students may request a 特殊情况审查 if they (or their parent’s) current annual income will be substantially less than the previous calendar year. Common reasons for the decrease are loss of job, 工时减少, disability or divorce/separation. An explanation of the reason(s) for reduced income must be submitted, including dates associated with the reduction. Other information will also be required such as W2(s) and IRS Return Transcripts.
- Unusual Medical/Dental Expenses
Students may request a 特殊情况审查 if their family had excessive un-reimbursed medical/dental expenses during the previous calendar year. 美国国税局申报表, or an itemized list of medical/dental expenses p援助 out of pocket in the previous calendar year, including insurance premiums will be required.
特殊情况审查s are processed in the order in which the requested documents are received and may take up to eight weeks to complete. Changes in income and assets are reported to the Federal and State processors to determine eligibility for need-based grants. This review may delay the processing of Federal and State Grants but will not delay the processing of student loan applications.