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Office of Student Financial Services

General Eligibility:

When is a student considered independent?
According to the 2012-2013 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), you must be able to answer "yes" to one of the following questions to be considered an independent student:

  • 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 in a Master's program (such as an MA, MBA, MPA, graduate certificate program, 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, 2011, and June 30, 2012?
  • 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, 2012?
  • 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?
  • 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 as determined by a court in your state of legal residence?
  • 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 are a dependent student and want to have the Financial Aid Office to review your dependency status, you need to complete and return the Request for Dependency Override Form which is acquired from the Financial Aid Office.

What is "satisfactory academic progress" and how does it affect my financial aid situation?
According to state and federal regulations, all students applying for federal and/or state financial assistance must maintain satisfactory progress in a degree program to receive federal and/or state funds. For more in-depth information, see the Financial Aid Standards of Academic Progress Policy.

Students who are not making academic progress when they initially apply for aid will not be eligible. Students who receive financial aid and then fail to make academic progress are given a warning period. If the student fails to regain positive academic progress while on warning, the student will then be placed on suspension.

What will happen if I withdraw from all classes?
You will need to complete the official withdrawal process with the Registrar’s Office. Withdrawal can affect your aid situation and may result in some or all of your federal aid being returned to the federal government. For more in-depth information, you can see the Return of Title IV Funds (Federal Aid) Policy.

What if my financial situation has changed, can I have my information updated?
Yes. If you or your family has unusual circumstances (such as loss of employment or major medical expenses) that might affect your need for financial aid, you will want to complete the Special Consideration Form.

What if my financial situation has changed, can I have my information updated?
Yes. If you or your family has unusual circumstances (such as loss of employment or major medical expenses) that might affect your need for financial aid, you will want to complete the Petition for Special Circumstances Form

Is it possible to register for Selective Service when completing the FAFSA?
Yes, if you are male, age 18-25 and not already registered, you can register when completing the FAFSA (check box #22).

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