Some students encounter extenuating circumstances that may warrant the student being considered "Independent" for financial aid purposes. If you believe you are in a situation that would make you independent, a dependency override may be processed and you would not be required to provide parental information on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or other financial aid records.
Extenuating circumstances that warrant a dependency override may include, but are not limited to, an abusive family environment or abandonment by parents.
The conditions listed below, singly or in combination, DO NOT qualify as unusual circumstances meriting a dependency override.
If you feel your situation warrants a dependency override, please complete the following actions.
Submission of the Request for Dependency Override does not guarantee your situation will warrant Independent Status. Additional supporting documentation may be required upon review of your request in order for the Financial Aid Program Manager to make a determination as to your status for filing the FAFSA.