Use this form to request a review of your dependency status. Dependency appeals are only approved for documented extenuating circumstances (i.e., abuse, abandonment, etc.). The Higher Education Act allows an aid administrator to make dependency overrides on a case-by-case basis for students with unusual circumstances. However, none of the conditions listed below, singly or in combination, qualify as unusual circumstances or merit a dependency override:
Unusual circumstances do include an abusive family environment or abandonment by parents and may cause any of the above conditions. In such cases a dependency override might be warranted.
If your parents will not financially support you and refuse to provide their information on the FAFSA, you can be considered for a student Unsubsidized Federal Stafford Loan by submitting the Dependency Review form below (for aid year 2017-2018 on) or the Request for Federal Student Loan Due to Parental Nondisclosure (for aid year 2016-2017 only).
If there are no unusual circumstances that would qualify you for a Dependency Review, you must correct your FAFSA and include your parent's information on it.
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