In some instances the information you report on your FAFSA does not accurately reflect your current financial situation. The federal government allows ACC to consider these changes through a process called a special conditions appeal.
Examples for special conditions appeal
- Unusual medical expenses paid by student, spouse, or parent.
- A significant reduction in earnings.
- Death of a spouse or parent.
- Separation or divorce.
- Private school tuition expenses.
- One-time income such as severance pay, etc.
- End of benefits (unemployment, child support, etc.).
This is not a complete list. If you think you have cause for a special conditions appeal, contact any campus Financial Aid Office. Note: If your Expected Family Contribution (EFC) is 0, you cannot qualify for a special condition appeal.
Request a special conditions appeal
Take the following steps to request a special conditions appeal: