Special Conditioning Processing
- Special Conditions Application: Medical Elementary & Secondary Education, Dependent Care Costs
- Special Conditions Application: Reduction of Income Request
The Financial Aid Office will consider unusual circumstances which may affect a family’s ability to contribute to postsecondary education costs and/or eligibility for financial aid. Such cases will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis, to determine if adjustments to data items in the need analysis are warranted. Methodological changes and adjustments made directly to the EFC are not permitted. Most circumstances will result in changes to the adjusted gross income (AGI) or net assets. The TMU Special Condition Processing Guidelines are intended to provide the basis for consistent treatment of all aid applicants with similar circumstances.
Regardless of the reason for a special condition request, the student must verify the accuracy of the income and tax information reported on the FAFSA by submitting a copy of their and/or their parent’s federal tax return(s) or complete the verification process for those selected for verification.
The typical hardships which may warrant consideration are (but are not limited to):
- unusual medical and dental expenses
- private elementary and secondary school tuition
- income reduction or nonrecurring income
- unusual debts
- support of extended family
- parents enrolled in college
- plus loan denial
- cost of attendance adjustment