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el_toro121 Said,
June 24th, 2014 @10:29 am  

Be truthful on the FAFSA, ultimately it comes down to the school to decide how much aid to give. If you’re in serious financial trouble, go to your school’s financial aid department, they might be able to help you.

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PETA Said,
June 24th, 2014 @11:07 am  

You cant just decide to file with your mom or not. From FAFSA help if you answer NO to all of these questions then you are considered dependent and need your mom’s information: •Were you born before January 1, 1989?
•As of today are you married?
•At the beginning of the 2012-2013 school year, will you be working on a master’s or doctorate program (such as an MA, MBA, MD, JD, PhD, EdD, or graduate certificate, etc.)?
•Are you currently serving on active duty in the U.S. Armed Forces for purposes other than training?
•Are you a veteran of the U.S. Armed Forces?
•Do you have children who will receive more than half of their support from you between July 1, 2012 and June 30, 2013?
•Do you have dependents (other than your children or spouse) who live with you and who receive more than half of their support from you, now and through June 30, 2013?
•At any time since you turned age 13, were both your parents deceased, were you in foster care or were you a dependent or ward of the court?
•As determined by a court in your state of legal residence, are you or were you an emancipated minor?
•As determined by a court in your state of legal residence, are you or were you in legal guardianship?
•At any time on or after July 1, 2011, did your high school or school district homeless liaison determine that you were an unaccompanied youth who was homeless?
•At any time on or after July 1, 2011, did the director of an emergency shelter or transitional housing program funded by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development determine that you were an unaccompanied youth who was homeless?
•At any time on or after July 1, 2011, did the director of a runaway or homeless youth basic center or transitional living program determine that you were an unaccompanied youth who was homeless or were self-supporting and at risk of being homeless?

If you answered Yes to any of those then you are considered independent and do not need parent info to fill out your FAFSA.

Even if you move out, pay your own bills, but you still only answer no to those questions I believe its up to age 24 you still will need your parent information.

To maximize how much financial aid you get. file early. Dont want for hers and your taxes. Choose will file for the tax filing question, estimate the early wages by looking at your final check stubs for year to date wages and estimate the tax by last years 2010 tax form. The complete the FAFSA and submit. They will tell you that you have done it as an estimate and to make sure to do your taxes asap when you get the W2s and then log back into FAFSA, click make corrections, put filed for tax filing question, enter the 2011 tax info and resubmit. http://bellarminearc.wordpress.com/2011/01/10/file-your-fafsa-early-this-year-and-heres-why/

You and your parent can read this: http://www.finaid.org/fafsa/maximize.phtml

Pick a cheaper college: http://www.kiplinger.com/magazine/archives/best-values-in-public-colleges-2012.html

Pick a college known to give better financial aid packages: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/08/14/the-13-colleges-with-the-_n_926815.html#s329814&title=Swarthmore_College

http://www.usnews.com/education/best-colleges/paying-for-college/articles/2011/09/13/get-the-best-financial-aid-package

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Iceman Said,
June 24th, 2014 @11:40 am  

I’m not sure if the rules have changed since I last filed but if I remember right the ONLY way they will accept you as independent is if your are over 25, married, or serve in the military.

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