What is an Expected Family Contribution and when do I provide it?
This is the amount that the federal government has determined that you and your family can contribute to your education throughout the year. This amou...
I don't meet any of the criteria for an independent student, but my parents don't support me. What can I do?
If you have an extremely adverse circumstance that prevents you from receiving assistance from your parents, you should contact your campus financial ...
What can I do if one of my parents becomes unemployed or if my family financial situation changes?
If your family's financial circumstances change, contact the campus financial aid office to determine if this affects your financial aid eligibility. ...
I'm not sure my family will have financial need. Should I complete the FAFSA?
Yes. Financial aid is intended both to remove financial barriers for families who cannot afford the cost of an education beyond high school, and to fi...
What if my family's situation changes after we apply for aid?
If your family's financial situation changes significantly, contact the financial aid office to discuss how this may affect your financial aid eligibi...
My parents don't support me. Do I still need to include their information on the FAFSA?
If you don't meet one of the federal criteria to be an independent student, you will have to supply your parents' information on the financial aid app...
Can my parents and I both apply for loans?
Yes. Loans are available for both parents and students. Parents may borrow for their undergraduate students through the PLUS loan program, and there a...
Why is the expected family contribution listed on my Student Aid Report different from the contribution expected by the university?
The information on your Student Aid Report is from the initial data you submitted on your FAFSA. Sometimes the information is based on estimated incom...
My child was awarded a Federal Stafford loan as part of a financial aid package. This award letter also indicated that we could take out a PLUS loan. How do we find out more about borrowing?
Specific information on how to borrow should be included in your child's financial aid award letter. Your child should receive information that specif...
I am concerned that my child will have to take on a lot of loans in order to go to the college of choice. Do we have options?
Yes, there are many options. The campus financial aid office will first determine your child's eligibility for grants, student employment and then loa...
Are parents penalized for saving money for their child's college education?
No. Actually, those families that have saved for college may not have to borrow as much in student and/or parent loans.

Although parent...
Why do my parents have to fill out the FAFSA? I consider college to be my responsibility.
If you don't meet one of the federal criteria to be an independent student, you will have to supply your parents' information on the financial aid app...
What if my parents won't fill out the FAFSA?
Parent information is required for all students who don't meet the federal criteria to be an independent student. However, in extremely adverse circum...
What if my parents don't speak or read English? How do they fill out the FAFSA?
Do your parents speak or read Spanish? The FAFSA is available in Spanish; ask for a copy at the financial aid office or call 800-4-FED-AID to receive ...
What if my parents are too poor to help me with the cost of college? Do they still have to fill out the FAFSA?
Yes! If your parents are low income you can get significant financial aid including free government assistance! It's the whole purpose of the FAFSA — ...
How do my parents fill out the FAFSA if they are out of the country?
First, fill out all your own information and sign the form. Then, if your parents have access to the internet, send them the paper form with your info...
What if I am an emancipated minor? Do I need parent information on my application?
Federal and state financial aid rules do not recognize emancipated minor status. Ask your parents to fill out the form. If it might be dangerous or ha...
Is there somewhere my parents can get help filling out the form?
First, you can help yourself! Read each question and the instructions for that question and you and your parents can fill out most of the form. You ma...

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