Here at Lamar Institute of Technology, we recognize there may be circumstances that affect your eligibility for aid, which are not reflected on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) application. If the information filed on the FAFSA does not reflect your current financial situation due to "special circumstances", you may submit the Special Circumstance Request form. By submitting this form, you are requesting the Financial Aid Office to make adjustments to the data on your FAFSA, to more accurately reflect you and/or your family's current financial situation.
We have developed guidelines to help you understand what we consider to be "special circumstances" for approving a Special Circumstance Request. See below.
Students impacted by COVID-19 in one of the following ways may submit a request for special circumstance consideration.
How to Apply for a Special Circumstance:
- Complete a FAFSA Application
- If selected for verification, complete the verification process
- Submit the Special Circumstance Request form, along with documentation, to the Financial Aid Office
- Allow 7 to 10 business days for the Financial Aid office to review your request
- Monitor your LIT email account for notification of approval or denial
The Following are not Considered Special Circumstances:
- Standard Living Expenses
- Consumer Debt
- Travel/Vacation Expenses
- Tithes/Charitable Contributions
- Fraternity/Sorority Dues
What does Lamar Institute of Technology Consider as a Special Circumstance?
Involuntary Reduction/Loss of Income
This could be because of the loss or termination from a job, a reduction in working hours, or a reduction in salary or hourly wages.
Medical and/or Dental Expenses Paid by the Parent or student (not reimbursed by insurance)
Dependent Student This could be because you or your parent had out of pocket medical/dental expenses not covered by insurance.
Independent Student This could be because you/spouse had out of pocket medical/dental expenses not covered by insurance.
Legal Separation or Divorce
Dependent Student This could be because your parent(s) was married at the time you completed your FAFSA, but are now divorced or legally separated.
Independent Student This could be because you were married at the time you completed your FAFSA, but are now divorced or legally separated.
Death of Dependent Student's Parent or Independent Student's Spouse
Dependent Student This could be because one or both of the parents listed on your FAFSA, is now deceased.
Independent Student This could be because your spouse, who's income is listed on your FAFSA, is now deceased.