Q&A: How to fill out FAFSA if your parents don’t want to provide you financial aid in college?

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Question by Michael Briones: How to fill out FAFSA if your parents don’t want to provide you financial aid in college?
Im a junior and I see my senior friends filling out the FAFSA, I heard it was bases on your households annual income, and that will determine how much financial aid you receive in the form of scholarships when you attend college. But what if your parents choose to not help, and you are independent at 18 years of age, but are in need of financial aid, am I able to receive any financial aid in my position?

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Answer by LadyRaven
If you are 18 and decide to live on campus FAFSA will help you because then you are independent. If you continue to live with them there is a good possibility you will have problems getting it approved. The only way you will know for sure is to type in FAFSA in the Web Search box and it will take you to the FAFSA website where you can fill out the form online. It’s easy to do.

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2 Responses to “Q&A: How to fill out FAFSA if your parents don’t want to provide you financial aid in college?”

  1. GoUnccNiners says:

    Yes, but you will still have to fill out your parent’s information, its just part of it. It doesn’t matter if they’re helping you or not, mine aren’t helping me either. Just put down the information about their income and everything and you will get financial aid from the government!

  2. altaira_3 says:

    Being a legal adult and being an independent student for financial aid are entirely different things. The government requires your parents’ income information even if they do not plan to help you. You are considered a dependent student until you are 24, married, have a child, join the army or earn a bachelor’s degree.
    Scholarships are based on merit, and your parents’ income won’t have much of an impact on this. Also, you’ll never know what types of aid you qualify for until you actually fill it out. You will also be offered student loans no matter what.
    It doesn’t matter whether you are planning to live with your parents or not. Also, do not search for FAFSA, there are many fake sites out there that will make you pay and they show up at the top of most search engines. The FAFSA is free to fill out and here is the website: http://www.fafsa.ed.gov


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