Request a Review of Your Circumstances

学生经济援助办公室明白,有许多个人和经济情况会影响学生的资格和需要经济援助. Through a documented review of your unique circumstances, M8体育APP的办公室可能会调整您的财务信息,以更准确地反映您的现状.

Please note that all requests are evaluated on a case-by-case basis, 和 while it is not guaranteed that a change in your financial aid will occur, we encourage students to inquire 和 apply. Below is what we evaluate:

  • 财务状况的变化与你在TASFA或FAFSA上报告的不同.
  • Unique or high costs incurred that are not being included in your current estimated Cost of Attendance.
  • 家庭的个人环境会使一个依赖他人的学生变得独立.
  • 导致学生无家可归(或有风险)的家庭个人情况.
  • 家庭中的个人情况导致父母没有完成FAFSA并且不再提供经济支持.


Steps to Request a Review

  1. 联系 Student 金融援助 office.
  2. 提交 the review request form 和 all supporting documents via ace.
  3. 财务援助顾问将确定文件是否支持调整,并将结果传达给学生.



Special Circumstances

These refer to financial situations that support an adjustment to a student's EFC, 赛, or Cost of Attendance. 



Financial situations we typically consider:
  • Loss of employment or reduced income
  • Loss of unemployment or compensation benefits
  • 分居或离婚 
  • Death of a parent or spouse
  • Disability of parent or spouse
  • Unusual medical, dental, vision expenses during the current academic year

请注意: if a student already has the lowest possible Expected Family Contribution (EFC) or Student 援助 Index (赛), there are no adjustments that can be made to increase their financial aid. 

Cost of Attendance Adjustment

出勤费用(COA)调整是学生要求考虑他们正在经历的未包含在当前费用中的额外费用 估计我看

Cost of Attendance adjustments we typically consider:
  • Educational expenses above the 估计我看
  • Housing 和 food expenses above the 估计我看
  • 运输费用高于预估COA(未投保维修或往返里程超过150英里/周)
  • Computer purchase expense (considered only once as an Alamo student)
  • Unusual medical, dental, vision expenses during the current academic year
  • 本学年受抚养人的儿童保育或私立学校费用
  • Professional licensure/credential or certification costs 

Unusual Circumstances


Dependency Override


Circumstances we would consider a student to be Independent:
  • Relationship with parent being abusive 
  • Parental ab和onment or having no contact
  • Parental incarceration
  • Human trafficking, refugee, or asylee status
Circumstances we would not consider a student to be Independent:
  • Parent refuses to financially support them
  • Parent refuses to fill out their information on the FAFSA or TASFA
  • Parent does not include the student as a dependent on their taxes
  • A student living indepdendently or supporting themselves only


Other Circumstances

这些都是支持在没有父母信息的情况下处理你的FAFSA的其他独特情况. The type of federal financial aid offered will vary. 

Homeless Youth Determination

一份无人陪伴的无家可归青年的决定是学生关于他们无家可归或有无家可归危险的生活状况的通知. 所需的文件将核实其在FAFSA上报告的独立状态. 

Circumstances we would consider a student to be an Unaccompanied Homeless Youth:
  • 《M8体育APP》指定的当地教育机构的无家可归者联络处向学生提供了一封信;  
  • 紧急或过渡性收容所的负责人向该学生提供了一封信, street outreach program, homeless youth drop-in center, or other program serving individuals who are experiencing homelessness; 
  • A letter has been provided to the student by a director of a Federal TRIO program or a Gaining Early Awareness 和 Readiness for Undergraduate program (GEAR UP); or
  • 另一所大学的财务援助官员已经向学生提供了一封信,该官员记录了你今年或上一个奖励年度的情况.

When an official letter from one of the officials above is not available, 提供与学生经济援助办公室的书面面试,以便您的情况可能会被审查. For additional guidance before reaching out, please view this helpful 提示单.

Parent Refusal on FAFSA

A Parent Refusal form is a notification from the student 所有父母的经济支持已经结束,他们将不会填写FAFSA的父母部分.

  • M8体育APP的办公室接受此表格作为自我证明,并将处理FAFSA的学生部分.
  • The result is that the student can now request a Federal Unsubsidized loan to help cover their expenses.
  • 学生 are not eligible for any other Federal aid besides this loan.

Parent Refusal Form



Requests must be submitted 和 processed before the last day of the term that you are enrolled in within an academic year. 

请注意8月和1月是学生经济援助办公室最忙的月份 不能保证 a review prior to the start of the term. 此外,在阿拉莫的寒假期间提交的意见书将不会被审查,直到春天.