We understand that sometimes a family experiences an unexpected change in circumstances, making information submitted on the FAFSA no longer reflective of the family’s current financial situation. The U.S. Department of Education allows financial aid administrators to use professional judgment to make adjustments to a student’s Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) information on a case-by-case basis.

If your family has recently experienced a change in circumstance, we encourage you to submit a special circumstances form to our office (see drop down below for more information). A financial aid counselor will work with you to understand your special circumstances and evaluate if you qualify for additional financial aid through the federal government, state government and/or ONU. We may request documentation such as tax returns and pay stubs as part of the review and we cannot guarantee an increase in financial aid eligibility as a result of the review.