Will I need my parents’ information?

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If you can answer Yes to any of the following questions, you are considered an independent student on the 2014-2015 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), and you generally will not need to provide your parents’ information.
(Note: Health profession students may be required to provide parental information regardless of their dependency status.)

However, if you can answer No to all of the following questions, you are considered a dependent student and generally your parents must provide parental information on your FAFSA:

If you have a special circumstance that prevents you from providing parental information, you may still be able to submit your FAFSA. However, your FAFSA will be considered incomplete. You must contact the financial office at your college and provide them with documentation to verify your situation. For more information, visit http://studentaid.ed.gov/fafsa/filling-out#are-your-parents-unwilling.

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