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Please review these circumstances to find the one that applies to your situation, view the necessary paperwork, and make your selection in the form below.

Separation from employment due to layoff, termination, or disability

  • Letter from employer on company letterhead including last date of employment
  • Unemployment benefits determination document
  • Signed copy of 2020 Tax Return, W-2’s and Schedules 1,2, and 3
  • Signed copy of 2021 Tax Return, W-2’s and Schedules 1, 2 and 3
  • Documentation of year-to-date income (last pay stub, severance pay, SSI benefits, etc.)

Excessive non-reimbursed medical and/or dental expenses

  • Documentation of non-reimbursed medical and/or dental expenses
  • Canceled checks verifying payments made in 2021 and 2022.
  • Copy of Schedule A from 2021 Federal Income Tax Return.

Loss or reduction of untaxed income source (disability benefits, welfare benefits, child support, etc.)

  • Copy of notification of benefits reduction/termination, including the effective date
  • Documentation of 2021 or 2022 expected benefits
  • Documentation of 2021 or 2022 year-to-date income (taxable and non-taxable)

Separation or Divorce which occurred after completing FAFSA

  • Copy of court order, final divorce decree or legal separation agreement
  • Signed copy of 2020 and 2021 Tax Return, W-2’s and Schedules 1,2,and3.
  • Documentation of 2020 year-to-date income or 2021

Death of a parent (or spouse) which occurred after completing FAFSA

  • Copy of death certificate
  • Documentation of 2020 or 2021 year-to-date income (taxable and non-taxable)

Other unusual circumstances

  • Supporting documentation as requested by the Office of Financial Aid

Bluefield State recognizes that families experience special circumstances which merit recalculation of their financial aid eligibility based on 2021 information, rather than 2020 income information. Please be advised that all professional judgment appeal decisions are final.

Please check the box beside the circumstances that apply to your situation and submit the necessary paperwork.(Required)

Statement of Projected 2022 Income

This section asks about income and benefits that you and your family expect to receive between January 1, 2022 and now.

Taxable Income

Untaxed Income

By signing this document I/we certify that the information provided is complete and accurate to the best of my/our knowledge. I/we agree to provide more detailed documentation if required.