To the extend allowed by federal regulations, MSU'S Office of Student Financial Aid may consider life changes that occur after the competition of your Free Application of Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Special circumstances are reviewed on a case-by-case basis, with the judgment of the administration serving as the final decision. Review of any information submitted does not guarantee any change of your financial aid award. As such, you are responsible for your MSU account balance. If your FAFSA is selected for verification, you must complete this process before your special circumstance will be considered.
Students with an Expected Family Contribution (EFC) of $0 will not be reviewed for a Special Circumstance.
As a guideline, use the table below to determine your particular circumstance. Action will be taken when the Office of Student Financial Aid receives all requested documentation, supporting summaries, and a complete and signed Special Circumstance Worksheet. Place the students BearPass Number on ALL submitted documents.
Important Dates to Remember
- November 1, 2017. If you submit your Special Circumstance form after November 1, 2017, your 2017 federal tax return and 2017 W2’s will be required
- March 31, 2018. Special Circumstance forms are accepted from April 1, 2017 to March 31, 2018 for the 2017-2018 year