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Dependency Appeal

Students who have an adverse family situation and are unable to obtain parental information to add to your financial aid application are encouraged to submit a Dependency Appeal.  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, and abandonment.  A parent's 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.  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 with all required supportive documents.

How to Apply

Fall 2022, Spring 2023, and Summer 2023

Submit a 2022-23 Dependency Appeal form form and the listed required documentation. 

Fall 2021, Spring 2022, and Summer 2022

Submit a 2021-22 Dependency Appeal form form and the listed required documentation.