If your families income is now lower than what was reported on the FAFSA adjustments to your FAFSA may be possible.
Completing a Special Circumstance form does not guarantee that there will be changes to your financial aid package. If the household’s current or projected income remains above $100,000 it is unlikely that an appeal will change the financial aid package.
Special circumstances only applies to federal aid. It cannot be used to change eligibility for state aid programs such as TAP, SUNY Tuition Credit, Excelsior, etc.
If your current EFC Is Zero, you are not eligible for Special Circumstances as adjustments to your FAFSA, as you are currently receiving the maximum possible eligibility for federal need based aid already.
Submission of a Special Circumstance Appeal does not exempt your account from the payment due dates, late fees, and hold(s) on your account.
Circumstances that will not be considered:
The federal government limits what criteria can be reviewed as special circumstances. As a result, Purchase College will not consider or make adjustments for any of the following:
2020-2021 appeal documents:
2021-2022 appeal documents: