UNUSUAL FINANCIAL CIRCUMSTANCES:
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 April 1 from the OSFA (Bovee UC Student Service Court), but will not be accepted until May 1. January 31, 2014 is the deadline for these requests to be submitted to the OSFA.
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?