Professional Judgment Application and Policy

The College's Financial Aid Office, as allowed by law, considers significant life changes that occur after the completion of students' Free Application of Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Special circumstances are reviewed on a case-by-case basis, and the College is limited regarding the adjustments that can be made. The Financial Aid Office's Professional Judgment policy and application details the circumstances that may lead to reconsideration of students' financial aid eligibility.

Professional Judgment Application (2015-16)

St. Louis College of Pharmacy, as allowed by law, considers life changes that occur after the completion of your Free Application of Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Special circumstances are reviewed on a case-by-case basis, and the College is limited regarding the adjustments that can be made.

This form may be used to report significant changes that have occurred since filing the 2015 – 2016 FAFSA. The Financial Aid Office must have the results of a valid FAFSA prior to the review of any special circumstances. You must complete all questions on this form and provide all required documentation. If requested documentation is not attached to this form or items are missing or left blank, this form will be returned to you unprocessed. If clarification of your situation is necessary, the office may request additional information or documentation beyond those requested on this form.

To ensure consideration of your special circumstance, St. Louis College of Pharmacy will complete a full verification of all data entered on your FAFSA. Please submit your parents’ 2014 Federal tax return transcript, your 2014 Federal tax return transcript if you filed, and your spouse’s 2014 Federal tax return transcript if appropriate. These documents may be obtained from www.irs.gov and are required to be on file prior to the review of your request. Review of this information does not guarantee any change of financial aid awards. As such, please continue to make necessary financial arrangements (payment, securing student loans, etc.).

The Financial Aid Office will consider reductions in income or unusual circumstances that significantly and negatively affect your ability to contribute to the student’s St. Louis College of Pharmacy cost of attendance. It is our policy not to consider a reduction in income for the following:

  • Unusual expenses related to personal living (e.g., wedding expenses, credit card bills, home mortgage, school loan payments, car payments, legal expenses, voluntary loss/decrease in income, student or spouse quitting a job to attend school, or private elementary/secondary school tuition).
  • Reductions in overtime pay or one-time winnings (this will be reflected on the following year’s financial aid applications).

Please send your Professional Judgment Application and supporting documentation to: St. Louis College of Pharmacy Attn: Financial Aid 4588 Parkview Place St. Louis, MO 63110-1088 If you have any questions, please contact the Financial Aid Office at 314-367-8700, extension 4001.

Please allow 2 – 4 weeks for review and notification.

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