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Professional Judgement

Professional Judgement refers to the authority of a school's financial aid director to take into account unusual personal (e.g., job loss) or financial (e.g., unusual medical expenses) circumstances and to make adjustments to the data elements on the FAFSA, potentially change the students EFC and to override a student's dependency status. A Professional Judgement made by a financial aid director would only apply to their particular college or university.

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