Unusual Circumstances or Dependency Override Appeal refers to the conditions that justify a financial aid administrator making an adjustment to a student’s dependency status based on a unique situation (e.g., human trafficking, refugee or asylee status, parental abandonment, incarceration, etc.).
If you have any Unusual Circumstances, you can file an Unusual Circumstance Appeal by following the steps below:
- Go to your lahc.studentforms.com account. If you do not have an account you will need to create one using your first and last name (be sure to use the same name you used for your FAFSA application) student ID, Soc. Sec#, date of birth, your LACCD email.
- On the main landing page after you sign in, you will click on the square titled “Manage Requests” on the right-hand side of the page.
- Once you click on the “Manage Requests” a pop up will open. You can then choose what type of professional judgement appeal you would like to file.
- After selecting your request, please make sure to read the instructions carefully and provide all of the requested information and documentation.
The decision of the financial aid administrator is final. There is no appeal. By law, neither the school's president nor the US Department of Education can override the financial aid administrator's decision.