Special Extenuating Circumstances

If you or your parents are experiencing extenuating circumstances, such as unemployment, high medical expenses not covered by insurance, or private tuition for elementary or secondary education costs, we may be able to assist you.

The U.S. Department of Education permits college financial aid administrators to review and process a professional judgement to assist students and families who are experiencing financial hardships.   A valid Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) must be on file for the academic year.  The FAFSA asks for prior year’s income information to determine a student’s need and eligibility for federal aid.  However, this data may warrant recalculating the income information based on the current year’s income projections.

The Center for Student Services will make every effort to assist you with an opportunity to request reconsideration of your financial aid package for the 2020-2021 academic year.  If you meet any of the circumstances outlined above, you can print out the appropriate Reconsideration form (Dependent or Independent) and submit with all documents required for review.

You can upload your completed Reconsideration form and documentation to the Center for Student Services at the CSS Document Drop Box or mail to:

Marymount Manhattan College
Attn: Center for Student Services
221 East 71 st  Street
New York, NY 10021

If any additional documents are needed, our office will send out a request for further information.  Please note that the processing time to review your request may take 2-4 weeks depending on the high volume of requests received.