FAQs for Dependency Issues

Frequently Asked Questions



Frequently Asked Questions on Dependency Issues

Q - Do I have to use my parent's income on the FAFSA?

If you can answer No to all of the following questions, you are considered a dependent student on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA):

If you are considered a dependent student, your parents must answer the parental questions on the FAFSA.

If you can answer Yes to any of the questions above, you are considered an independent student and information about your parents is not required on the FAFSA .