Dependency Appeal

Dependency Appeal

Students who have an adverse family situation that makes obtaining parental information impossible.  In order for your appeal to be considered, you must be able to document that all financial and emotional contact with your parents has been severed as a result of an adverse home situation.  Some examples of adverse conditions include the following: Severe estrangement from parents, an unsafe home environment, physical or emotional abuse, abandonment, etc...  Parents refusal to contribute to a student's education, an unwillingness to provide information on the FAFSA, not claiming the student as a dependent on a tax return or a student's demonstration of self-sufficiency does not constitute an adverse home situation or the need for a dependency override.  However, we may be able to assist you if a parent refuses to support you.  Please complete the Dependency Appeal and return it to our office complete will are required supportive documents.