Items That May Impact/ Reduce Your Award


  • IRA or pension distributions (excluding rollovers in base year)
  • Capital gains
  • Business draws not included as taxable income
  • Support from family members (untaxed income)
  • Parent’s remarriage
  • S-corp, Corp and/or partnership distributions


  • Fewer members in the household size
  • Fewer students in college
  • Students attending graduate or professional school
  • Students not attending eligible title IV school

Assets and Investments

  • Acquisition of assets or investments
  • Moving out of primary residence but still owning the home
  • Parent’s remarriage