Do I Input Parent or Student Information?

For dependent students, the FAFSA® is broken up into two sections: one for the student’s information, and one for the parent or parents’ information. Parents must include their personal and financial information in order for the FSA to process a dependent student’s FAFSA®.

Independent students aren’t required to fill out the parents’ section, although some law and medical schools will request that information.

The FAFSA® always begins from the perspective of the student, so it’s important when starting a FAFSA® on  that the student’s information is entered.

Parent information will be entered later in the application, in the sections clearly marked for parents. If you are a parent who has received a parent link from FRANK, you will be entering your information in that section. The student will have already completed their section of the FAFSA®.