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Money Matters

Professional Judgment

Expected Family Contribution Appeal

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Why is this important?

Because certain situations and events can affect a family’s ability to pay for college, it is important that you make us aware of unusual financial circumstances that you believe are not reflected accurately on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The FAFSA currently uses financial information from two years prior to estimate a household’s current circumstances.

There must be a significant change to the household finances to be considered for a Professional Judgment.  Please remember that submission of this form does not guarantee an adjustment to the student’s award.  All review decisions are final.  

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What constitutes an EFC Appeal?

Change to Expected Family Contribution (EFC) 

  • Loss or change of employment 

A change to the EFC could, but is not guaranteed to, result in a change of eligibility for need based awards. 

Note: An approved Professional Judgment Appeal may not result in a change to the student’s financial aid award package. 

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Money Matters

What documents should I submit with my EFC appeal?

Failure to submit all applicable required documentation listed will result in a delay and possible denial of your Professional Judgement application.

Document Examples

Financial Aid and Scholarships

Financial Aid and Scholarships