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Separation from employment due to layoff, termination, or disability

  • Letter from employer on company letterhead including last date of employment
  • Unemployment benefits determination document
  • 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 2023.
  • Documentation of year-to-date income (last pay stub, severance pay, SSI benefits, etc.)

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 2024 expected benefits
  • Documentation of 2024 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
  • W-2s for year 2022.
  • Documentation of 2022 year-to-date income

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

  • Copy of death certificate
  • Documentation of 2022 year-to-date income

Other unusual circumstances

  • Supporting documentation of additional educational expense incurred

Cost of attendance adjustment.

  • Supporting documentation as requested by the Office of Financial Aid

Bluefield State University recognizes that families experience special circumstances which merit recalculation of their financial aid eligibility based on this year’s information, rather than 2022 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 2024 Income

This section asks about income and benefits that you and your family expect to receive between January 1, 2024 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.