I had a couple questions about the FAFSA loans before i start filling them out, if someone could help me. I remember being told that we HAVE TO file as independent for the FAFSA loans? Does this autoamtically mean that I have to file independent on my taxes as well? Because if I do, then i lose my health insurance coverage from my parents as well? What if my parents will be helping fund some of the tuition, then they cant list it on their tax forms if I'm not listed as their dependent?? Any help is appreciated.