I'm 20-year old junior that will likely transfer a second time to a different school in a different state. When I told my parents about the situation, my father stressed that if I were to go through with it, I should claim myself as an independent.
Is it even legal to do so? He claims that once you turn 18 you have the right to do so and that they are not obligated to assist me in paying for school. If this is true how can i reach independent status?