Professional Judgement

Adjustments to the 2024-2025 FAFSA will be available by the end of the summer.
Please complete the Estimated Income Adjustment below until official forms come available. 
We hope the FAFSA allows changes by the end of July.

If the information reported on the FAFSA no longer reflects your financial or family situation, the Financial Aid office may be able to help!  Professional Judgements are also known as “contribution reviews” or “financial aid appeals.”  The federal Department of Education allows Financial Aid Offices to adjust FAFSA information for individual specific circumstances.

View the options below for FAFSA adjustment or contact our office with questions. For estimates, please complete this Estimated Income Adjustment form.

 

Income Adjustments
If you have had an involuntary loss of income or benefits since 2022 (the tax year reported on your FAFSA), the Financial Aid Office may be able to use more current information to determine your eligibility.  Please use the parent form for adjustments to parental income and the student form for adjustments to student income. Please email our office to put a requirement on Trailhead so you can securely upload your documents. We no longer accept documents by email.

Forms will be available April 1st

Parent Income Adjustment Forms:

  • Estimated Parent Income Adjustment: Submit this form first! We will run a simulation on the FAFSA to determine if an official change is warranted and which year is most beneficial.
  • 2023 Income Adjustment: This form requires you have already filed your 2023 taxes and include documentation with submission.
  • 2024 Income Adjustment: This form is accepted beginning May 1, 2024.

Student Income Adjustment Forms: 

  • Estimated Student Income Adjustment: You can use this form if you are unsure which tax year would be most
    beneficial for you. We will run a simulation on the FAFSA to determine if an official change is warranted.
  • 2023 Income Adjustment: This form requires you have already filed your 2023 taxes and include documentation with submission.
  • 2024 Income Adjustment: This form is accepted beginning May 1, 2024.
Marital Status Changes
If you are now single due to legal separation, divorce, or widowhood, use this form to report the change to our office and we can remove a spouse’s income from the FAFSA.  Please email our office to put a requirement on Trailhead so you can securely upload your documents. We no longer accept documents by email. You do not need to make adjustments if you marry after filing the FAFSA.

2024-2025 Parent Change of Marital Status

2024-2025 Student Change of Marital Status

Medical Expenses
If you have had out-of-pocket medical or dental expenses for a member of your household that exceed $3000 in 2024 (for the 2024-2025 FAFSA) we may be able to adjust your FAFSA.  The $3000 does not include any amount covered by insurance or insurance premiums.  Follow the instructions on the form, Please email our office to put a requirement on Trailhead so you can securely upload your documents. We no longer accept documents by email.

2024-2025 Parent Medical Expenses

2024-2025 Student Medical Expenses (for FAFSA Independent Students)

Natural Disasters
If you have had out-of-pocket expenses due to a natural disaster, we may be able to adjust your FAFSA.  Use the 2024-2025 form for expenses in 2024 below to report these expenses. Please email our office to put a requirement on Trailhead so you can securely upload your documents. We no longer accept documents by email.

2024-2025 Parent Natural Disaster Expenses

2024-2025 Student Natural Disaster Expenses (for FAFSA Independent Students)

Contact Info

Mailing address:
Colorado School of Mines
Financial Aid Office
1301 19th Street
Golden, CO 80401

Office Location:
Ben Parker Student Center, E160
1200 16th St
Golden, CO 80401 

Summer Walk-In Hours:
Monday through Friday
9am - 4pm

303-273-3301
Toll-free: 1-888-446-9489
finaid@mines.edu

For scholarship questions, email scholarship@mines.edu

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