Professional Judgment is K.I.N.D. (Verification Is Not...PJ)

Monday, June 27, 2022: 11:45 AM-12:45 PM
Meeting Room 18ABC (Austin Convention Center)

Session Type: Interest Sessions
Track: Enrollment & Retention Track
Audience: All
Credit Type: Credit Hours and Clock Hours
School Type: All Schools
Professional judgment is a mighty power offered to financial aid administrators by the U.S. Department of Education, yet many of us find ourselves at an impasse when reviewing PJ requests from students. As financial aid professionals, we need to better understand the difference between PJ and verification, and make full use of our statutory authority to apply our expertise on behalf of students. Let’s review the pitfalls and practices of PJ and remember why "KINDness" matters.
David Alexander (ECPI University)
Mr. Daniel T Barkowitz (Valencia College)
Craig Slaughter (Kenyon College)
Celena Tulloss (University of Tennessee)