Dependency Overrides

Students who are under the age of 24 and answer “No” to all the questions in Step 3 of the FAFSA are required to provide parent information on the application. If a student has extenuating circumstances that prevent him/her from providing parental information, it may be possible for the Financial Aid Office to consider a dependency override that allows the student to apply for financial aid without parental information. Students who feel that their circumstances warrant a dependency override should contact the Financial Aid Office to request an appointment. Each request is reviewed by the Director and/or her designees on a case-by-case basis.