I’m 19 and paying my own way through college. If I claim to be independent, will I qualify for grants?
Question by Jared H: I’m 19 and paying my own way through college. If I claim to be independent, will I qualify for grants?
I go to a major University with a decent good job. I am paying for everything myself, although my parents still claim me. As a dependent, I don’t qualify for federal aid. If I say that I am independent on my FAFSA and stuff, would I then qualify because I have such a low income?
By federal aid, I mean grants mostly. I’ve already started with Stafford loans. I’m living on my own, also.
Also, I meant to just say a “decent” job. Not “decent good”
Answer by Mystic
It depends. In my city, they didnt qualify me as independent till its been 4 years since I graduated High School. As long as you are listed as living under your parents roof, the grants will depend on how much THEY make, regardless if you are getting zero support from them.
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