I just filed my FAFSA, and my Estimated Family Contribution is $5600. Is this a low or high EFC? Just wondering, because this is the first year I've included my parents' info on the FAFSA.
The EFC is basically what they expect you to pay isn't it? If my school costs 30g a year and my EFC is 29 I'm basically going to be paying all of it by myself with the exception of one of their silly loans.
Anyway my question is, some people here talk about independent and parent information. I live with my parents, but can I consider myself independent and take out my family information? I don't recall it allowing me to leave their fields blank. What does being independent require?