I hope someone out there can help me out with this. I was told by my med. school that I would be claiming myself as an 'independent' on the FAFSA (this is usual for graduate/medical students). Anyway, there is a part on the FAFSA that determines your independence (7 questions) and then asks whether or not you would like to answer questions about your parents (you are asked this assuming you are 'Independent'). It says that if you are in a Graduate Health Professional program that you MUST answer these questions under Title VII of the Public Health Service Act (these are detailed about parent's income/taxes). However, I was under the impression that I did not need to answer such questions and would get more aid by submitting only my personal financial information. I know this is lengthy....does anyone know what to do about this? I can't contact my school again until Monday which also happens to be my first day (and I really need to get this done ASAP). PLEASE HELP!