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Can I file my FAFSA with my grandparent’s or legal guardian’s information?

Can I file my FAFSA with my grandparent’s or legal guardian’s information?

A foster parent, grandparent, or a legal guardian is not treated as a parent for FSA purposes. If at any time since the age of 13 both of the student’s parents were dead (and he did not have an adoptive parent) or he was in foster care, he is independent. If he is now, or was when he became an adult, an emancipated minor or in legal guardianship, he is independent. If a student is living with her grandparents or other relatives, their data should not be reported on the FAFSA as parental data unless they have adopted the student.