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 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) during the calendar year 2017, we will consider these payments.
      • Expenses paid by family between January 1 and December 31, 2017
      • Expenses for tuition only (EXCLUDES fees, books, room, board, etc.)
      • Does not include tuition for current MLC Student
      • Incomplete forms will not be processed

    Complete the Special Circumstances Form: Tuition Paid

  • Medical Expenses

    • If your family had a high amount of medical or dental expenses that was not covered by insurance or a health savings account, we may be able to consider these payments.
      • Expenses paid by family and not reimbursed by insurance or by employer’s pre-tax plan
      • Documentation showing the amount paid (out of pocket) must be provided.
      • As a guideline: It takes at least $5000 in medical expenses paid (for a family of 4) to provide eligibility for additional financial aid.

    Complete the Special Circumstances Form: Medical Expenses or Loss of Income

  • Loss of Income

    • If your family experienced a loss or reduction of income, we may be able to consider this situation.
      • Provide a written statement explaining the cause, approximate start date, and expected duration of the loss of income.
      • Since every situation is different, the Director of Financial Aid will contact you in order to confirm what specific additional documentation is required.   Provide your phone number on the Special Circumstances Form.

    Complete the Special Circumstances Form: Medical Expenses or Loss of Income