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    hello,
    so I'm 22 and have lived on my own and supported myself since I was 18.
    I've been hitting road blocks with colleges as far as putting one or the other parent on my college paper work. (financial aid/ Fafsa)
    I will be paying and doing this whole thing on my own. no help from either mom nor dad

    would it be best for me to try to get emancipated?(mom suggested I try this)
    what would be the steps i would have to take?
    would it costs me anything, if so how much on average?

    any other tips or info you could provide me or help me with in this situation would be amazing..

    thank you!!

  • #2
    Das ist in der Doktor!

    Originally posted by lazerlove View Post
    hello,
    so I'm 22 and have lived on my own and supported myself since I was 18.
    I've been hitting road blocks with colleges as far as putting one or the other parent on my college paper work. (financial aid/ Fafsa)
    I will be paying and doing this whole thing on my own. no help from either mom nor dad

    would it be best for me to try to get emancipated?(mom suggested I try this)
    what would be the steps i would have to take?
    would it costs me anything, if so how much on average?

    any other tips or info you could provide me or help me with in this situation would be amazing..

    thank you!!
    Well then, you're easily amazed...
    Uuummm if you're 22, you don't need to be emancipated you are an adult now.
    Just list your parents as receiving no financial support from them
    I would suggest however,
    you do something about those apron strings...
    .._______________
    ~ If you would avoid suspicion,
    do not lace shoes in melon field. ~ Chinese proverb
    Last edited by drruthless; 11-27-2012, 05:41 AM.

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    • #3
      drruthless, up to a certain age you need your parents information on the FAFSA in order to be considered for financial aid (loans, grants, scholarships).

      According to the FAFSA site,http://www.fafsa.ed.gov/fotw1213/help/fftoc02k.htm the only way not to provide your parents information is described below

      If you can answer No to all of the following questions, you are considered a dependent student on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA):
      •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 working on a master's or doctorate program (such as an MA, MBA, MD, JD, PhD, EdD, or graduate certificate, 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, 2012 and June 30, 2013?
      • 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, 2013?
      • 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?
      • As determined by a court in your state of legal residence, 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?
      • 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 considered a dependent student, your parents must answer the parental questions on the FAFSA.

      If you can answer Yes to any of the questions above, you are considered an independent student and information about your parents is not required on the FAFSA .

      Note: Health profession students may be required to provide parental information regardless of their dependency status.

      If you have a special circumstance that prevents you from providing parental information you may be able to submit your FAFSA. However, your FAFSA will be incomplete. You must contact the financial office at your college and provide them with documentation to verify your situation.


      Your mom does not have to provide college assistance, she just needs to complete her section of the FAFSA. At the end it will tell you how much the family is expected to contribute. You can pay that amount yourself, no one will force your mom to pay it.

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      • #4
        Das ist in der Doktor!

        Yes, I remember all those questions well, just an "older" version. I guess what I was trying to say is emancipation is not the way you want to go.

        ..____________________
        ~ The older I get, the older old gets

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        • #5
          I have to fill out the paperwork for my 21 yo daughter. I am hoping that she will be able to file her own taxes,and get a real refund this year.

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          • #6
            back when I went to college the school FA office kept trying to get me to give info on my parents. I was like "darlin', I'm past 21. I done served my country. I have no idea where my parents are and they could both be dead OR alive for all I may know. And if my daddy IS alive, he won't tell me 'cause the last I knew there was a warrant out for him and he knows I'd gladly turn his butt in and snag the reward." They shut up after that.
            I don't believe what I write, and neither should you. Information furnished to you is for debate purposes only, be sure to verify with your own research.
            Keep in mind that the information provided may not be worth any more than either a politician's promise or what you paid for it (nothing).
            I also may not have been either sane or sober when I wrote it down.
            Don't worry, be happy.

            http://www.rcfp.org/taping/index.html is a good resource!

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            • #7
              Originally posted by cactus jack View Post
              back when I went to college the school FA office kept trying to get me to give info on my parents. I was like "darlin', I'm past 21. I done served my country. I have no idea where my parents are and they could both be dead OR alive for all I may know. And if my daddy IS alive, he won't tell me 'cause the last I knew there was a warrant out for him and he knows I'd gladly turn his butt in and snag the reward." They shut up after that.
              I said mine were dead...
              it took less time and accomplished the same thing.
              Last edited by drruthless; 11-27-2012, 10:13 PM.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by cactus jack View Post
                back when I went to college the school FA office kept trying to get me to give info on my parents. I was like "darlin', I'm past 21. I done served my country. I have no idea where my parents are and they could both be dead OR alive for all I may know. And if my daddy IS alive, he won't tell me 'cause the last I knew there was a warrant out for him and he knows I'd gladly turn his butt in and snag the reward." They shut up after that.
                If you had served in the military that means you didn't need parental information. So you didn't need to go into parental details.

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                • #9
                  Das ist in der Doktor!

                  Originally posted by HRinMA View Post
                  If you had served in the military that means you didn't need parental information. So you didn't need to go into parental details.
                  They were pretty relentless in those days, they didn't have affirmative action back then and they acted as if every dollar came out of THEIR own personnel wallet, it did in a way, and still does... but I've tore up and threw in their faces more than a few apps. out of frustration when they started getting too intrusive.
                  Now they don't give a s**t when the money runs out, they stop taking apps.
                  and it's already been decided who get what anyway.
                  ..__________________________
                  ~ Every government interference in the economy consists of giving an unearned benefit, extorted by force to some,
                  at the expense of others.

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