Are We Required To Indicate a Professional Judgment Adjustment On the ISIR If We Adjust the Cost Of Attendance?

Award Year: 2024-25 KA-36771 Helpfulness Rating 312 page views

This guidance is specific to the 2024-25 award year and later.

No. The Institutional Student Information Record (ISIR) Field Number 281, the FAA Adjustment flag (formerly Professional Judgment (PJ) Flag) is only for adjustments to data elements that are used to calculate the student aid index (SAI). You do not need to set the this field to "yes" or reprocess the ISIR solely for an adjustment made to the student’s cost of attendance (COA). You should document the results of a PJ decision regarding the COA (or other non-SAI data element adjustments) in the student’s file.

Reference Volume 4 of the 2024-25 FAFSA Specifications Guide.

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