If you feel that you have severe circumstances, please submit the following
documentation to the Financial Aid Office:
1. A personal letter describing in detail your severe circumstances (timeline form is
most helpful). Include the following information:
What are your present living arrangements (who do you live with, how much
rent do you pay each month?) and since what date?
How do you support yourself and meet your living expenses?
Why are your parents no longer able to support you?
2. A letter from a professional detailing your severe circumstances. Examples of a
professional would be a high school counselor, caseworker, therapist, member of the
clergy, etc. This letter must be on official letterhead and include the following
The length of time the person has known you
How the person is aware of your situation
Why the parental support is not available (to the best of their knowledge)
3. A letter from a third party detailing your severe circumstances. Examples of a third
party could be another professional, aunt, uncle, grandparent, family friend, etc.
4. Other supporting documentation such as police reports or court orders, as it applies
I hereby certify that all information contained in this request for dependency override is true
and complete. I understand that providing false statements or fraudulent documentation will
prevent me from receiving financial aid and may lead to fines and/or imprisonment.
I understand that as with the FAFSA, I will be required to re-certify this information
every year that I apply for financial aid.
I UNDERSTAND THAT IF I MOVE BACK WITH MY PARENTS OR RECEIVE ANY KIND OF
SUPPORT FROM THEM; I MUST REPORT THIS TO THE FINANCIAL AID OFFICE IMMEDIATELY.
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