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Dependency Override

Dependency status is based on information provided on the FAFSA and is not a choice. Dependency is not based on whether a student lives with a parent, is financially self-supportive, or is claimed by a parent on taxes. Most undergraduate students are dependent and must report parental income information on the FAFSA. All graduate students are independent.

In rare circumstances, a student who does not meet FAFSA requirements for independent status can be considered independent by submitting a


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