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Office of Financial Aid
University of Mississippi

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 Ole Miss Email Account. If you do not use your Ole Miss account, you should have your mail forwarded to an active account.

Conditions that may merit the use of Professional Judgment:

Cost of Attendance Increase Requests

Student Personal Circumstances

Other or Unusual Circumstances

Special Circumstances Appeal