Financial Aid Policies

Professional Judgment

A financial aid professional may exercise professional judgment and change elements in the federal need analysis to account for circumstances that he/she feels have not been adequately considered in the original FAFSA. In addition, a financial aid professional may increase the "Cost of Attendance" to account for extraordinary expenses a student might acquire while attending the University.

Please note that all correspondence from our office will be done by email. You are responsible for checking your UMMC email account. If you do not use your UMMC account, you should have your mail forwarded to an active account.

Conditions that may merit professional judgment

  • Special circumstances
  • Cost of attendance increase
  • Dependency status appeal