As a medical student I am considered "independent" so I do not have to list my parents. However, when I fill out the FAFSA, under the "Your Parents' Information" It says: Do you want to answer questions about your parents? Note: You may want to answer the parental questions if: * You are a health profession student (such as a medical or nursing student) Does anybody have any idea why you would want to answer the parental questions if you are a med student? I can't seem to find an answer to this anywhere. Obviously it would be easier to omit my parents' information, but if it's to my financial advantage I definitely want to do it! Thanks for the help.