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sannyasa

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Ok maybe this topic was already discussed but should you put your parents income on the FAFSA form. Being considered an independent student I don't understand the need for that information. Especially if they can not offer you financial assistance. Some people have told me yes some people have told me no. I am confused.
 

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i'm confused about this too. My parents still claim me as a dependant however are not going to contribute to my medical education. how does this work??
 

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when you apply to medical school it is true that you become independent. But some medical schools require parental info to give their own aid. So FAFSA will ignore that info, as will everyone else unless they request it. Around page 82 of the MSAR you will find a chart and whether or not schools require parental info. I think it is best to just put it down, since it can't hurt you. :)
 

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I would add to that that even if a school requires you to submit parental information but you know that you won't be getting any money for whatever reason, I think most schools are pretty good about giving you leeway with their own grants, as long as you can document extenuating circumstances through testimony of a third party (attorney, social worker, clergy, etc.). From what i understand schools have gotten burned in the past by students whose parents claim that they won't contribute to their child's education but turn around and pay for everything anyway after the school has given the student a grant.

Foxy is right, though, it can't hurt to put down the information, especially since most schools require that parents submit their financial information anyway.
 

Doctora Foxy

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•••quote:•••Originally posted by jasmine:
•I would add to that that even if a school requires you to submit parental information but you know that you won't be getting any money for whatever reason, I think most schools are pretty good about giving you leeway with their own grants, as long as you can document extenuating circumstances through testimony of a third party (attorney, social worker, clergy, etc.). From what i understand schools have gotten burned in the past by students whose parents claim that they won't contribute to their child's education but turn around and pay for everything anyway after the school has given the student a grant.

Foxy is right, though, it can't hurt to put down the information, especially since most schools require that parents submit their financial information anyway.•••••oh that's interesting stuff. you may want to ignore my post on your thread then :wink:
 

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i didn't put my parental info down cause some schools didn't need it. for the schools that did need it, i mailed the parental info directly.
 
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