Special circumstance

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Under Federal law your family is primarily responsible -to the extent they are able- for paying for your college expenses. To determine how much your family can afford to pay towards your college expenses, we must collect your financial information, and, if you are a dependent student, we must also collect your parents' financial information.

However, you indicated that you believe you have a special circumstance and are unable to provide parental information; you should complete information about you and your finances and skip any questions about your parents. Your special circumstance may be one of the following:

Since you indicated that you believe you have a special circumstance and are unable to provide parental information, we were unable to calculate your Expected Family Contribution (EFC) which is the index used by colleges to determine how much student aid you are eligible to receive.

You must follow up with the Financial Aid Administrator (FAA) at the college you plan to attend, in order to complete your FAFSA and receive an EFC. Also note the following:

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