Whta are the benefits for getting college independent status?

Answer The biggest benefit is in financial aid. If you are considered independent, your parents' assets are not used to calculate your financial need. Since you likely have no assets this means your requi... Read More »

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How Can I Claim Independent Status for College?

Claiming independent status for college can mean the different between affording college and not. If you are a dependent student, the Federal government expects your parents to contribute to your c... Read More »

Is it better to be an independent college student for the purpose of getting state or federal grants?

well, you could get married. But, look at all of the things you will have to do, pay for a marriage license, must need health insurance and you will have to get a job. Also, being independent does... Read More »

Question about FSFA independent status?

Being a single student making 20K a year you probably wont qualify for grants or all of the grant at least. You can get federal loans with horrible credit and luckily federal loans have lower apr t... Read More »

How can I change my fafsa status from "independent" to "dependent"?

FAFSA rules are for everyone who applies to it. It does not differ per school.From FAFSA help:If you can answer No to all of the following questions, you are considered a dependent student on the ... Read More »