Unusual circumstances, such as unusual medical or dental expenses not covered by insurance, expenses associated with a parent attending college, a family member who recently became unemployed, or changes in income or assets, may affect your eligibility for financial aid.  You must submit a CMU Special Circumstances Appeal Application, attaching required documentation, to the OSFA.  Special circumstance requests require careful review and additional processing time.   This form will be available March 1 from the OSFA (Bovee UC Student Service Court).  The appeal deadline for 2020-2021 academic year is March 1, 2021.  

Dependency Status

The OSFA is required to follow federal regulations in determining a student's financial aid dependency status.  If you have questions regarding your status, please see the document: Financial Aid Independence: Who qualifies?