Unique Circumstances

When special circumstances occur that affect your or your family's ability to pay educational expenses, you are encouraged to notify the OSFA. These situations could include loss of employment or loss of untaxed income or benefit. Situations that do not fall into these categories should be described in a letter and sent, along with supporting documentation, to the OSFA for review.

Learn more about Changes in Financial Circumstances

Students who fail to meet initial scholarship eligibility or renewal criteria are ineligible to receive the corresponding scholarship, but may be awarded or reinstated through a successful appeal. The purpose of measuring and enforcing these standards is to ensure scholarship recipients maintain the academic success that is expected of the merit-based scholarship and make progress toward graduation.

Learn more about Scholarship Appeals

Financial resources for emergencies may be available through funding in your academic unit or through the Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid. In order to be considered for funds through the Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid, you can meet with a specialist in Husker Hub.

Learn more about Emergency Aid

Student athletes participating in an NCAA sponsored sport are required to abide by the NCAA rules set forth regarding institutional aid. When a student is awarded academic AND athletic scholarships, he/she must meet specific NCAA criteria (in addition to the criteria for the academic award).

Learn more about Student Athletes

Unique programs of study or enrollment might include intercampus and joint registration, non-degree graduate programs, second undergraduate degree, teacher certification programs, and/or consortium agreements.

Learn more about Unique Programs of Study or Enrollment

There are certain questions on the FAFSA that may cause difficulty for students in unique situations. The most important advice about filing the FAFSA is to ask for help if you need it.

Learn more about Other Tips for Unique Situations