At Trinity, we understand that there may be times when a student and/or parent(s) tax information may not accurately reflect a household’s true financial situation. If your family has an unusual circumstance that should be taken into account, you may request a review to determine if adjustments can be made. Appeals must be made in writing and must include a detailed description of the circumstance as well as appropriate documentation. We must first confirm the accuracy of the information provided on your aid application(s), therefore you must also provide verification documents.
Consideration of special circumstance does not guarantee an adjustment or increase to financial aid eligibility. Adjustments for special circumstances are based on availability of funding. We have developed guidelines to help you understand what we can and cannot consider as special circumstances.
While the very nature of special circumstance consideration is a case-by-case review, we find that families often want some guidelines regarding what we can and cannot consider to assist them in deciding whether or not to submit a special circumstances request.
If any of these circumstances apply to you, please contact our office to speak with your assigned financial aid counselor.
Materials must be received via US Postal mail; or fax. Due to security concerns, it is not recommended for students to email sensitive financial information.
The review of your Special Circumstances Appeal will be completed by a committee. Written notification regarding the outcome of the review is typically sent within 10 to 14 days of receipt although additional processing time may be needed if more information is required.