Hi! I'll be starting PCOM next August and of course my thoughts now turn to financial aid. The PCOM web site says PCOM requires all of my parents' financial aid information on the FAFSA as well as their tax records ( and of course mine). Is this a normal requirement for all medical/osteopathic schools? I thought being over 21 and going to a professional school makes me independent. Also does the finacial ability of my parents mean that PCOM could give me LESS Stafford loans and other aid than I would otherwise be entitled to as an independent?