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How to Complete FAFSA® Without Parents

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The FAFSA asks for detailed financial information for both yourself and your parents. It assumes that your parents will help you pay for college, even though this isn’t the case for every student. Unfortunately, most students are required to include their parents’ information whether their family is offering financial support or not. If your parents refuse to provide these details, there are a few options that you can explore.

Determine Whether You’re an Independent Student

If you’re classified as an independent student, you’re not required to provide your parents’ information on the FAFSA®. Establishing that you