Special Conditions

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.

Examples for special conditions

  • Unusual medical expenses paid by student, spouse, or parent.
  • A significant reduction in earnings.
  • Death of a spouse or parent.
  • Separation or divorce.
  • Disability.
  • 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, contact any campus Financial Aid Office. Note: If your Expected Family Contribution (EFC) is 0, you cannot qualify for a special condition.

Request a special conditions

Take the following steps to request a special conditions:

  1. Complete the financial aid application steps.
  2. Speak with a Financial Aid Office specialist.
  3. Submit the following documents: