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Special Circumstances

All special circumstances are reviewed on a case-by-case basis by the SCC Financial Aid Director. 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, which can be found here. It may be helpful for you to contact Sayward Cabe at 828.339.4315 to discuss your situation before attempting to complete this process.

Professional Judgement (PJ)/Financial Aid Appeal Process

Any student who is classified as dependent 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 Sayward Cabe at 828.339.4315.


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