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Am I an independent or dependent student?
Author: Reference Number: AA-00622 Views: 13063 Created: 2013-08-29 09:43 am Last Updated: 2013-08-29 09:43 am 0 Rating/ Voters


You are considered an independent student if you answer YES to at least one of the following:

1. You are considered an independent student if you answer YES to at least one of the following:

2. Are you 24 years of age prior to the start of the calendar year?

3. As of today are you married? (answer yes if you are separated, but not divorced)

4. Do you have children who receive more than half of their support from you?

5. 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 the end of the upcoming academic year?

6. Are you a veteran of the U.S. Armed Forces?

7. Are you an orphan or ward of the court or were you a ward of the court until age 18?

8. As determined by a court in your state of legal residence, are you or were you an emancipated minor or in legal guardianship?

9. During the past year, were you determined to be an unaccompanied youth who was homeless or at risk of being homeless?