2021-22 Student Agreement - Authorization to Hold A Federal Student Aid Credit Balance/Credit to Account Authorization
Federal Direct Parent PLUS Loan Request Form: https://www.hanover.edu/admission/financialaid/loans/plus#_form
Complete Entrance Counseling, sign your Master Promissory Note and apply for the Parent PLUS loan: https://studentaid.gov
For use by students who have parental information on their FAFSAs. Check the link for "View Financial Aid Document Tracking" to determine what documents are required for your verification; not all documents are required for every student selected for verification.
For use by students who have qualified as independent students based on their FAFSAs.
A Special Circumstance Form may be processed for circumstances such as reduction or loss of employment/reduction or loss of untaxed income or benefits, separation or divorce after filing FAFSA, death of parent or spouse after filing FAFSA, elementary or secondary tuition costs, occurrence of one-time income, significant medical expenses paid out of pocket (not reimbursed by insurance),etc. Please submit the special circumstance form as well as the special circumstance verification worksheet.
The underlying principle of need analysis for federal financial aid is that parents have an obligation to finance the education of their child(ren) to the extent they are able. The analysis measures ability to pay, not willingness. If there are extenuating circumstances that have caused a break in the normal parent/child relationship, you may appeal to the Office of Financial Aid to have your status changed to independent; thereby, relieving your parent(s) of the responsibility of paying any part of your educational expenses. The unwillingness of your parent(s) to provide parental data on your FAFSA or to financially support your education, or your unwillingness to seek financial assistance from your parent(s) is NOT an acceptable reason to appeal your dependency status. Having sufficient resources to pay your own expenses is also not considered an extenuating circumstance for determining dependency status. Please submit the dependency status appeal form as well as the special circumstance verification worksheet.