Financial Aid

Special Circumstances

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All special circumstances are reviewed on a case by case basis by the Financial Aid Director, Melody Lawrence. Special circumstances could include:

  • Loss of a job or reduction in wages paid
  • Unusual medical expenses
  • Death of a spouse or parent
  • One-time income such as severance pay, etc.
  • Unable to locate parents to file FAFSA

You may request a review of your financial aid application data if you believe your financial status has changed significantly from the year of the tax return you used to file your FAFSA. You will need to complete an Income Adjustment Request form (download below) and submit it with all required documentation. It may be helpful for you to contact Melody Lawrence at 828.339.4224 to discuss your situation before attempting to complete the form.

Any student who is classified as dependent (see Am I Dependent or Independent? (2014-2015) by the U.S. Department of Education, but is unable to obtain parent information, should indicate so when filing their FAFSA online, and then contact Melody Lawrence at 828.339.4224.

Income Adjustment Request 2013-2014