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FINANCIAL AID FAQs

I support myself/My parents don’t claim me on their tax return, so can I be an independent student for financial aid?

To be considered an independent student for financial aid purposes. A student must be able to answer yes to one of the dependency questions on the FAFSA (https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/fafsa/filling-out/dependency ) and provide documentation if requested. The FAFSA does not look at whether you were or were not claimed on your parents’ tax returns to determine dependency status.