Requests for Professional Judgment

Sussex County Community College understands the COVID pandemic has greatly influenced our students’ educational goals.

The U.S. Department of Education has provided the Financial Aid Office authority to use professional judgment to make adjustments on a case-by-case basis to more accurately reflect the financial need of students and families affected by the pandemic.

If COVID has negatively affected your family’s financial situation, you may be eligible for an adjustment to your FAFSA that will increase your aid eligibility.

Families, whose situation has changed due to:

  • Loss of income or job
  • Disability
  • Death in the family

Print and complete the Request for Professional Judgment:

Download form

Email the completed form along with the required documentation to the Sussex Financial Aid Office at

Please note: Not all students will qualify for an adjustment as they may already be receiving the maximum level of grant funding.

For questions, contact the Financial Aid Office at or call 973-300-2225.