In order to file the fafsa for the 2013-2014 school year I need the tax return information from my mother (custodial) from 2012, correct? Should she still file next year even though she made less than 5,000 from her substitute teaching job from January 2012 to June 2012? I'm a gap year kid and we relocated after my graduation in June to a different state. I turned 18 in October so child support from non custodial parent was cut. We've subsisted off unemployment and fed aid. I'm very confused. Last time she filed taxes was 2010 I believe.
Also, on CSS Profile, what if I'm unable to gain contact with non custodial parent? Also, do I send in CSS Profile without my mother having filed 2012 taxes? If so, what do I use for estimation?