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Professional Judgment Application and Policy

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 2017, the financial information used for filing the 2019–2020 FAFSA. The Office of Financial Aid 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 requested 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, Financial Aid may request additional information or documentation beyond those requested on this form.

To ensure consideration of your special circumstance, the College will complete a full verification of all data entered on your FAFSA. Please submit your parents’ 2017 federal tax return transcript, your 2017 federal tax return transcript if you filed, and your spouse’s 2017 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.).

Financial Aid 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).

Go to the Professional Judgment Application (2019-20).

Go to the Professional Judgment Application (2020-21).

Please send your Professional Judgment Application and supporting documentation to:

St. Louis College of Pharmacy
Attn: Office of Financial Aid
4588 Parkview Place
St. Louis, MO  63110-1088

If you have any questions, please contact the Office of Financial Aid at 314-367-8700, extension 4001.

Please allow 2–4 weeks for review and notification.

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