Special Income Circumstances

Federal financial aid regulations specify that financial aid eligibility for 2015-16 is based on 2014 income—as reported on your 2015-16 FAFSA. You may request that we re-evaluate your need based on an estimate of your 2015 income. Results from the 2015-16 FAFSA must be on file with the California Lutheran University Office of Financial Aid before a special circumstance can be considered.

Examples of circumstances that may be considered include:

  • Loss of Taxable/Untaxed Income (employment change, taxable social security, disability, etc.)
  • Separation or Divorce
  • Death of Parent or Spouse
  • Medical/Dental Expense (expenses paid and not covered by insurance)
  • One-time Income

Before you may request consideration for special circumstances, please speak with your Financial Aid Counselor. When evaluating your eligibility we will give full consideration to the information provided, however, it is not guaranteed that it will result in a change of Financial Aid eligibility.

Additionally, the Office of Financial Aid will consider a case of special circumstances for a family one-time only. Therefore, if a change is made to the student's eligibility as a result of special circumstances for the current academic year, the student cannot be considered for that same special circumstance in any later academic years.