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 March 1 from the OSFA (Bovee UC Student Service Court). The appeal deadline for 2017-2018 academic year is March 1, 2018.
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?