Financial Aid Professional
Hi, that is an excellent question-if you have special circumstances that would allow for an adjustment to reflect your most current situation, you would need to meet with your financial aid office at the college you are attending. There is a process called professional judgment which you may qualify for. There are some steps depending on the reason for a decline in income.
This professional recommends the following next steps:
- Depending on the circumstances for the change in income-gather as many documents that would substantiate your request. (Laid off-notice from unemployment office to validate) divorce or separation from spouse (court documents)-these are just some examples.
- Contact the financial aid office to discuss the change and what they may require.