ECC Student ID #_________________
2019-2020 Professional Judgment on Income
INCOMPLETE APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED
Student’s Name: _____________________________________ SSN: _________________________________
Complete Address: _________________________________________________________________________________
Email Address: ____________________________________________________________________________________
Telephone #: _________________________________________ Date of Birth: ________________________________
The East Central College Financial Aid Office understands that total household income and household size changes may occur from year to year.
Changes to income and household size (among other changes) may affect the original results of the student’s 2019-2020 Free Application for Federal
Student Aid (FAFSA). Federal Regulations allow ECC to review unusual circumstances on a case-by-case basis, and allow limited adjustments to be
made to the original financial data reported on the FAFSA; consequently, the amount and types of financial aid the student is eligible to receive may
change. This form is used for reporting significant changes that have occurred. Action will be taken when the Financial Aid Office receives all
required documentation, including the 2019-2020 FAFSA results. Only under limited circumstances may adjustments occur to a student’s financial
aid package or expected family contribution, and all adjustments are made at the discretion and professional judgment of the ECC Financial Aid Office.
Changes resulting from this review do not guarantee an increase in financial aid.
To ensure consideration of this unusual circumstance appeal, E CC will complete a full verification of all data. Upon receipt, the information will
be evaluated to determine the student’s eligibility for financial aid. An email will be sent to notify the student of the results of this evaluation (Please
allow 2 - 4 weeks for review and notification).
Students should be aware that ECC is not required to offer unusual circumstances appeals; therefore, if the financial aid administrator determines that an
appeal is not appropriate, the decision cannot be appealed.
If the student is selected for verification – that process must be completed before any adjustments can be applied.
1) Check the family member that experienced the unusual circumstance:
□Father/Step-father □ Mother/Step-mother □ Student □ Student’s Spouse
2) Each Unusual Circumstances Appeal must include the following information for consideration:
□This form, completed, signed and dated by student and the spouse or parent (if applicable);
□Personal letter signed and dated by the student and the spouse or parent (if applicable) describing the situation, timeline of employment
and/or events and future plans; and,
□2018 Federal Tax Returns and W2’s
3) Review the reasons listed below, check all that apply, submit all required documentation:
Letter or notification from employer concerning loss of job – if this occurred during 2018.
Copy of 2018 W2’s from every employer during 2087.
Did you cash out any retirement funds (401K; Pension) during 2018?
□Yes – Provide documentation and amount
Was there a severance package?
□Yes - Provide documentation and amount (amounts that are included on your 2018 taxes)
Were there any paid Unemployment Benefits in 2018?
□Yes – Provide documentation of approval and amount (printout showing unemployment
payments during 2018)
□No – Provide documentation
Attach documentation for any other source of income (business; farm; in-kind support; etc.) during 2018