Professional Judgment Request

The Department of Education recognizes that sometimes there are situations which impact a student's (and their parents' if dependent) ability to contribute toward the student's educational costs after the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) has been completed.

In these situations, the ED grants the Office of Financial Aid the ability to review supporting documentation from the student (and family as appropriate) to determine if the change in circumstances will impact the student's eligibility for need based aid. This review is called a Professional Judgment.

Please note that it is possible to have a situation that impacts a family's income but still does not result in additional need based eligibility for the student.

If you or your family have unusual circumstances that you believe may affect your financial situation (such as loss of employment), complete this form and submit with appropriate documentation.

The Professional Judgement Request Form 2018 - 2019 (PDF) is available on the right, under Files.

The Professional Judgement Request Form 2019 - 2020 (PDF) is available on the right, under Files.


Article ID: 93128
Fri 11/22/19 8:46 AM