What about Professional Judgment for exceptional circumstances?

The CTSFW Director of Financial Aid may, on a case-by-case basis, make adjustments to a student’s Cost of Attendance based upon the student’s actual expenses when they exceed the regular budgeted amounts or to a student’s tax data reported on the FAFSA based on documentation provided. Students must provide documentation to the Director of Financial Aid showing the need to make adjustments to the categories listed for their program’s published Cost of Attendance, such as the cost for the purchase of a computer needed for educational purposes. Contact the Financial Aid Office if you have questions.