Today were talking about What to Do If you don’t have your Parents Tax Information to File The FAFSA.
Now if you are under the age of 24 and aren’t married, have a kid, or have been in the military, you are classified as a dependent student. This means the FAFSA asks for your tax information and the tax information of your parents. But what do you do if your parents won’t provide this information. Some students can’t access this information for reasons that are attached to their personal safety and they ran away due to the threat or actual physical or sexual abuse, neglect, domestic violence, or were kicked out of the home for either their gender expression or because they were an LBGT youth.
While it may seem insurmountable, there is hope. To help explain what can be done, I called Angeles Fuentes, the director of financial aid at California State University Monterey Bay.
So don’t give up on your college goals just because you think you can’t access financial aid. Take the time to go speak directly with your financial aid advisor and be open and honest. Tell them the truth, and they can help you get the financial aid you need to live a better life.
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