If you/your parents paid private elementary or secondary school tuition for family members other than yourself for a reason other than choice, attach a signed statement of why it was necessary to pay private school tuition. Also attach documentation of the amount of tuition (not fees, room, or board) paid in 2015. Acceptable documentation would be a statement from the school of the amount of tuition paid in 2015.
If you/your parents paid unusually high medical and/or dental expenses in 2015, attach a copy of the 2015 tax return Schedule A – Itemized Deductions. If you did not file a Schedule A, attach statements from doctors, dentists, hospitals, etc. indicating the amount you paid in 2015. Do not include any amount reimbursed by the insurance company.
If your parents earned money in 2015 and have lost his/her job for at least ten weeks in 2016, attach a signed statement of the loss of employment and the date the employment ended and complete item #8. If you are an independent student and you or your spouse worked full-time in 2015 and have lost a job in 2016, attach a signed statement of the loss of employment and the date the employment ended and complete item #8.
If you/your parents/your spouse received unemployment compensation or some untaxed income or benefit in 2015 and have completely lost that income or benefit for at least ten weeks in 2016, attach a signed statement of the type of income or benefit lost and the date the income or benefit ended and complete item #8.
If you/your parents have separated or divorced, attach a copy of the separation or divorce agreement. If you do not have a separation or divorce agreement, attach a signed statement. Complete item #8.
If your parent/spouse received income in 2015 and has died, attach a copy of the death certificate. If the death certificate is not available attach a statement. Also complete item #8.
If your family has unusual financial circumstances not identified on this form, attach an explanation and complete item #8.
If you are divorced or separated, include only your income information. If your parents are divorced or separated, include only your custodial parent’s income information. If your custodial parent has remarried include their spouse’s information. If the loss of income is due to the death of your spouse/parent, include only your income information/surviving parent’s income information. Please provide documentation for any amount listed below. Examples of acceptable documentation would be a copy of current unemployment benefits, a copy of last check stub from job lost, and a copy of current check stub from current job. Also, include copies of your 2015 Federal tax forms (and your spouse’s if you are married or parent’s if you are considered dependent for Federal aid purposes).