PSU Students Affected By Recent Tornadoes May Have Financial Aid Options

Published 05/01 2014 10:43AM

Updated 05/01 2014 10:51AM

PITTSBURG, KS. --- Pittsburg State University's Office of Student Financial Assistance has informed student who were affected by the recent tornado in Quapaw, OK., and Baxter Springs, KS., that they will discuss potential changes to the students' financial aid applications.

Tammy Higgins, Directory of Student Financial Aid, says that students whose families have suffered financial losses may be eligible to use "Professional Judgment" to recalculate their family's expected contribution on the FAFSA. Professional Judgment is use on a case by case basis to allow consideration of special circumstances the family's income and assets in the FAFSA formula.

Higgins says summer school or fall semester applicants whose families have sustained losses in the storms should call 620-235-4240 or toll-free, 1-800-854-7488 (select option 2) or email the office at

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