Understanding Professional Judgment Appeals

The Financial Aid Office can use professional judgment on a case-by-case basis to adjust the data used to calculate the Expected Family Contribution (EFC) or a student's cost of attendance. 

The three types of Professional Judgment Appeals:

  • Cost of Attendance Budget Increase
  • Dependency Override
  • Reconsideration of Need 

Each appeal has specific requirements and deadlines. Professional Judgment Appeal decisions granted to students at other colleges and universities will not automatically transfer to FLC.

Professional Judgment Appeal details

Cost of Attendance Appeals
Dependency Override Appeals
Reconsideration of Need Appeals