It is important to understand that dependency status has a unique definition for Federal Student Aid (FSA) and how it affects your financial aid.
Your dependency status plays a large role in how you fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and how your FSA package is created.
By Ryan Laspina
Senior Specialist, Red Flags and External Reviews
One of the more confusing aspects of filling out a FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) is determining whether you are an independent or dependent student. These statements will help you understand your dependency status better.