Skip to main content
I Can Succeed

FAFSA Delayed by Federal Student Aid Until December 2023
While you wait for the FAFSA, get started on your FSA ID username and password. The student and at least one parent need an FSA ID to complete the FAFSA. Your FSA IDs must be setup and verified BEFORE you file the FAFSA!   Learn more.


Main Content

Why Do I Have to Provide My Parents' Information on the FAFSA?

Your answers to some of the questions determine if you are dependent or independent from your parents for the purpose of applying for federal financial aid. Students are classified this way because the amount of federal financial aid you may qualify for is based on how much you and your parents (or spouse) can contribute to your education. Visit the FAFSA website to determine your dependency status.

If you are considered dependent, your parents' income and assets, as well as your own, must be reported on the FAFSA. Independent students need only supply their own (and spouse's if applicable) income information.

« Back

© 2023I Can Succeed. All rights reserved.