Can a Special Circumstance (such as loss of income) qualify a student for the Good Neighbor program?
Eligibility for the Good Neighbor Award will always be determined using the EFC calculated from the income provided on the FAFSA. A state grant may be awarded by PHEAA based on an estimated reduction in income in the current year but this will not meet the criteria for the Good Neighbor Award. Estimated income is too unpredictable in these situations. Families experiencing a change in income should seek guidance from a financial aid representative regarding other aid options.