Change in Financial Circumstances
If you are an undergraduate student whose family has experienced a significant change in financial circumstances, we encourage you to contact our Office of Student Financial Assistance as early as possible. You may do so by writing a letter specifying how your situation has changed since the original filing of your PROFILE and FAFSA forms. We ask that you provide us with detailed information, along with specific monetary amounts for any increased expenses or changes in income, so that we can evaluate your financial need. We will let you know if we need any additional information and we will inform you of our decision.
Subject to availability of funds, we typically allow award changes for the following: disability or death of a parent, unemployment, layoffs, pay cuts, emergency medical expenses, or natural disasters. Please be aware that we cannot revise awards based on your family's financial decisions, such as a parent choosing not to pay your educational costs or your family falling short of resources due to allocating funds elsewhere.