At Martin Luther College we take the time to personally consider each individual family’s financial circumstances. The financial information reflected on the FAFSA may not be the best representation of your current financial situation. The Financial Aid Office provides a Special Circumstance Appeal process, which allows us to review changes to a family’s financial situation based on new information.
If one of the situations below applies to you or your family, please complete the appropriate Special Circumstances Form.
Tuition Paid for Younger Sibling
If your family paid $1500 or more in private elementary or high school tuition for younger sibling(s), we will consider these payments.
Expenses for tuition only (EXCLUDES fees, books, room, board, etc.)
Does not include tuition for current MLC student
Incomplete forms will not be processed
Submissions must be made using the official form below
Submissions of documents not using the form will not be considered
Dependency Override – Married Students/Students Getting Married
MLC strongly recommends waiting to file the FAFSA until after getting married.
Students that are planning on getting married should not file the FAFSA until after they speak to the Financial Aid office. Students planning on getting married that haven’t completed the FAFSA need to review this information and speak to the Director of Financial Aid for further guidance.
MLC will consider a dependency override for students that have entered in to marriage after filing the FAFSA.
Students that filed the FAFSA prior to becoming married should complete the dependency override request form, provided by the link button below, and submit it to the Financial Aid office. Students that submit the form prior to the deadline will be considered for a dependency override. Deadline for submission is April 15, prior to the start of a school year.
Dependency Override – Students Experiencing Hardships
If a student is in an abusive family situation which creates extreme hardship preventing attendance to college, a dependency override may be considered.
Documented child abuse cases, release into DHS or court custody, or parental incarcaration are examples of extreme situations that can be considered for an override.
Such situations must be documented by two non-family sources.
Such situations must also involve a total abandonment by the parents from all emotional, financial and physical support for the student.
Students experiencing any of the above situations should contact the Financial Aid office.
PLEASE NOTE: Parental willingness to give information or financial help to student, whether or not the parents claim the student on their federal tax return, and whether or not the student lives with the parent DO NOT make a student eligible for a dependency override by themselves.
To securely supply requested documents to Martin Luther College, you may fax, mail, hand deliver, or use the secure electronic link available HERE (select the ‘Secure Upload’ option and follow the instructions).
For your safety, Martin Luther College requests that you DO NOT email documents.