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Special Condition Consideration

Iona College recognizes that changes occur in family situations that are beyond their control. We further understand that while the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) data is intended to determine the amount a family can reasonably be expected to pay toward a student's college costs, occasionally circumstances arise that make the FAFSA data an inaccurate picture of a family's ability to pay. The expected family contribution (EFC) determined as a result of filing a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) can be adjusted only in cases of very special circumstances.

Examples of special conditions that may be reviewed:

  • Unemployment or change in unemployment status
  • Retirement of dependent student's parent
  • Death of dependent student's parent
  • Parent loss of employment
  • Reduction of untaxed income (child support or Social Security income)
  • Medical/dental expenses not covered by insurance
  • Elementary or secondary school tuition paid

Contact your financial aid counselor at the Student Financial Services Office (SFS) to discuss whether you might benefit from filing this form, which requires substantial documentation on your part.