Financial Aid


Request for Financial Assistance Due to Hardship and Unforeseen Circumstances (Not COVID-19 related)

* Please allow 14 business days for review once submitted.

Students who have experienced a hardship or who have encountered an unforeseen circumstance impacting their ability to pay for college may be eligible for additional financial assistance (exceptional aid). All financial aid options offered, including loans, must typically be utilized prior to offering additional grant funding. The following circumstances may merit a hardship or unforeseen circumstance request:

  • A bill or quote from mechanic for car repair
  • Unexpected medical or dental expense
  • An unexpected additional expense

In order for the Office of Financial Aid to make a determination of eligibility for this exceptional aid, students should meet the following requirements: 

  • Have completed and submitted a Free Application of Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for the aid year in which the student is requesting funds
  • Title IV eligible
  • Be currently enrolled
  • Meet Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) conditions
  • Demonstrate unmet financial need
  • Have completed all paperwork required by federal and state entities to make a determination as to eligibility (e.g. no outstanding verification documents)