Special Circumstances

Your FAFSA application takes a “snapshot” of your family’s financial condition based on your family’s income for the previous year.  If you have had a significant change in your family’s income or have had unusual expenses since you have filed your FAFSA, the school may take these circumstances into account when determining your eligibility for aid.  Instead of using your previous year’s family income, we can base your eligibility on your estimated current year family income.   This is called a Professional Judgment.  You should only apply for a professional judgment when there are circumstances beyond the control of the family that significantly affect the family’s ability to contribute to the student’s educational expenses.  Follow the links below to apply.


Professional Judgment Request – Dependent Student
Professional Judgment Request – Independent Student