I’m a dependent student, but whose information do I report if my parent’s are divorced or separated?

You report the information about the parent you lived with for the greater amount of time during the 12 months preceding the date of application. If you didn’t live with either parent, or if you lived with each parent an equal number of days, use information about the parent who provided the greater amount of financial support during that time.

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According to the dependency questions on the FAFSA form, I’m considered dependent and must provide parent information. What should I do if I don’t have any contact with my parents?

You may submit a Petition for Independent Status to the Financial Aid Office. The financial aid administrator can change your dependency status from dependent to independent based on adequate documentation of any special circumstances you might have. That decision is based on the aid administrator’s judgment and is final – you can’t appeal that decision to the Department of Education.

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What if my parent’s income changed and is considerably different than what we used on the FAFSA we filed?

 If there is a reduction of income (taxable or non-taxable), unusual medical/dental expenses, elementary and secondary tuition, and dependent care expenses, your family should complete the Special Consideration Forms for both the Federal and State government. These forms are located under the Financial Aid Forms and Documents section of the Mount Aloysius College website.  Special Consideration requests must be submitted by the student and processed by the Financial Aid Office before the last day of [...]

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