ukcoalition.org
*Home>>>AIDS Information

How can i get financial aid 4college if im only 20 and my parents wont give me their financial info 4 my FAFSA


My parents wont give me their financial info to fill out my FAFSA for school. We just dont get along well. Is there any way i can still get financial aid?? Im only 20 and not married with no kids, i think that makes a difference, if your married or not....HELP!!

Some parents misunderstand the process and think that filling out the form means that they are agreeing to pay for their student's schooling. Try explaining to your parents that by filing the FAFSA you're trying to fund your education by *yourself* (they should see that as a good thing) and that, by providing their information on the form, they are NOT on the hook for anything. The loans that would be awarded to you based on this form would be YOUR responsibility and ONLY yours, so this should be a no-risk scenario for them.

If they don't listen to reason and you can't think of any other way of getting them to sign the form, you may be out of luck: The Federal Student Aid regulations specifically say that a parent's refusal to pay is NOT grounds for a student being claimed as independent. You may, however, be able to talk to your Financial Aid Office to see what other means they have for considering you independent so that you wouldn't have to include their information on the form. Some schools are more lenient than others in this regard. Most schools will make exceptions in cases of abuse or the death of the students' parents. Many schools will also make exceptions if you can document that you truly are completely self-suffient. You will need to submit proof that the following statements have been true of your situation for a while (usually about 2 years)...

* your parents don't claim you on their tax return
* you pay for your own housing, food, utilities, etc.
* you pay for your own health insurance
* you pay for your own transportation (and, if you have a car, the car insurance)
* you don't receive any other in-kind support

It's still worth checking to see if the schools allows dependency overrides for other reasons. You'll never know if you don't ask.

I had to get signatures up to age 24, I was married and I had two kids -- and my parents stil had to sign. First, see if the financial aid counselor will call them and get the info. Maybe a third party would make it easier for your parents. If that doesn't work, their should be another type of aid you can qualify for. Good luck, I know it is frustrating. My parents never wanted to sign either and I had to fight with them everytime I needed their info.

If your parents do not claim you, that is they don't claim you as a dependent of theirs, then you can claim yourself as an independent. That way when you fill out your FAFSA all you need is your own information. But you have to make sure that they don't claim you on their taxes. The FAFSA website should have all the info you need for that..or you can call them directly and make sure.

They stink as parents.

Tags
  AIDS Information   HIV AIDS   AIDS Drug   AIDS Research   AIDS Transmission   AIDS Cure   AIDS Treatment
Related information
  • Need info on college financial aid?

    There could be a problem with your fincial aid, you should make sure that you have filled out all of your papers for financial aid and call them to make sure that they have them all on file. The P...

  • On the fafsa, I entered my mom's tax info and it skipped mine. Why won't it let me input my info?

    Yea, I dont know why FASFA does that...if you enter your parent's info it won't let you enter yours, but honestly, that's good because you are a dependent of her, so, therefore it on...

  • Anyone know about using Belladonna as a sleeping aid?Pleas only give info if u know about it.No caddy comments

    Haven't seen it used in a while, is synthetic from what i remember. Is used for pain i believe not as sleep aid. Be sure to check into before you start taking. There are many variations, I ...

  • Movie with a boy whose toy soldier comes to life to aid him to expose a plot to smuggle top secret info?

    That sounds like "Cloak and Dagger" with Dabney Coleman

    ...
  • Help!! Anyone with financial aid and pell grant info!!?

    you need to contact the financial aid department at your particular school, they will have the info and should have actually sent you an award letter

    ...
  • I am a single mom looking to go back to school but i need info on finacial aid,loans or grants for single moms

    I don't know, I am in the same boat but my friend is going to school for free because of being a single mom so just call the college to find out what to do. I called where I wanted to go and g...

  • What do I do if my parents refuse to give me their tax info for financial aid?

    if you are going to be 24 this year, then you don't need your parents' tax information. However, if you just turned 23, you are still considered a dependent student; unless, you are a ve...

  • Whats the difference between a 1040, 1040a, and 1040ez. What is each for? I need this info for my student aid.

    The major differences between them are what types on income and deductions can be included on that form. The 1040EZ is the simplest (EZ as in easy) but can only handle a few types of income, and yo...

  •  

    Categories--Copyright/IP Policy--Contact Webmaster