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How to get an application? The application form is available here in an Adobe PDF file. Or you can pick up an application form from your college financial aid office or from your local Domestic Violence Center. Or call the CAWS Office at anytime to get on a mailing list for an application kit 1-888-255-6240. Applicants need not be victims of domestic violence or sexual assault to apply, but a "special circumstances" essay is requested, and victims of personal violence are especially invited to apply.