Financial Aid Forms
For scholarship forms, please visit the Scholarships page.
Summer Aid Application (requires login to Student Portal)
Private Loan Self-Certification
Some lenders require a separate self-certification form. Please check with your lender to verify if they need additional information.
Verification of Employer Reimbursement
As an Adult Studies (undergraduate) or Graduate Studies student, the Office of Financial Aid is requesting that you inform us if you expect to receive tuition reimbursement/advancement from your employer. This document is also available on your student portal.
Please make sure you select the correct worksheet – dependent or independent – when completing verification. You will include your and your parents’ information if you are a dependent student. You will include your, and, (if married, your spouse’s) information if you are an independent student. Independent students are one of the following: at least 24 years old, married, a graduate or professional student, a veteran, a member of the armed forces, an orphan, a ward of the court, or someone with legal dependents other than a spouse, an emancipated minor, or someone who is homeless or at risk of becoming homeless.
Unaccompanied & Homeless Youth
Students not meeting federal criteria for independent status may request a professional judgment adjustment to override the federal criteria. Dependency overrides will only be considered on a case-by-case basis due to “unusual circumstances.”
Circumstances that do merit a dependency override include:
- Abandonment by parents;
- Abusive Family Environment that threatens the student’s health or safety;
- Student unable to locate parents;
- Other unusual circumstances.
The phrase “unusual circumstances” means: unusual circumstances that make it inappropriate to expect a parental contribution for the student. The Department of Education has identified four conditions that, individually or in combination with one another, do not qualify as “unusual circumstances.”
Circumstances that do not merit a dependency override include:
1. Parents refusing to contribute to the student’s education;
2. Parents unwillingness to provide information on the FAFSA or for verification;
3. Parents not claiming the student as a dependent for income-tax purposes;
4. Student demonstrating total self-sufficiency.
Note: Dependency override approvals do not carry over from one year to the next. Please complete this form for each year you file a FAFSA.
Special Circumstances Appeal
We recognize that the FAFSA may not always portray a clear picture of your financial situation. Although considerations for specific situations are limited, we may be able to give additional consideration for certain situations as described below. Special Circumstance Appeals are considered after you receive your initial award letter for the current aid year. All files requesting special circumstance consideration are verified. Tax documents and other documents pertaining to the circumstance are required. Submitting a special circumstance request does not guarantee an adjustment will be made to your aid package.Decisions are final and will be communicated directly to the student. If approved, any additional funding awarded is only available for the academic school year for which the special circumstance is approved. Special circumstances must be reviewed annually.
Examples of Special Circumstances Considered:
• Involuntary loss or reduction of income (layoff, illness, forced reduction of hours, temporary employment, etc)
• Private elementary and secondary tuition for siblings, not including the Evangel applicant
• Catastrophic unreimbursed medical/dental expenses
• Non-recurring payments received during the prior tax year
• Loss of unemployment, disability, social security, veterans, child support, or alimony benefits
Examples of Special Circumstances NOT Considered:
• Increase of standard living expenses
• Purchasing material items such as a car, home appliances, vacations, second homes, etc.
• Reduction of assets. Changes in assets will be reflected on the following year’s FAFSA.
• Credit issues, line of credit changes, previous student loan debt, etc.
• Alimony paid by the student. Alimony is already taken into consideration on the tax return.
• Medical bills paid by health insurance or that will be reimbursed by health care coverage.
• Siblings who are also attending college. Siblings are already taken into account on the FAFSA. Students cannot list their parents in the number in college.