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Independent on FAFSA but Dependent on parents....question about money paid on my behalf?
So, I am applying for the fafsa. I actually already submitted my application but now I think I made a mistake?
So I'm waiting until it's done processing so it lets me go back and make a correction.
Anyway I'm 23 years old, turning 24 this year, so on the fafsa it listed me as independent. I've never used financial aid before. My parents paid my college tuition 100% out of pocket so far as they advised me not to apply for financial aid and that they'd cover everything.
They are struggling however, things have gotten rough recently this year, and I don't want them to cover my tuition any longer if it's hard on them. And they agreed that if I can possibly get any aid then to try.
Anyway, on the forum it listed something about money being paid on my behalf. I put zero, but I guess I didn't totally understand the question. I don't really have any bills in my name. I'm under my parents family plan for basically everything. (cell phone, insurance, i have no car in my name, etc.)
I think the only thing under my name is probably tuition bills. But they always paid those for me. Do I list that?
I also don't work or anything, so I put zero for income. I'm worried this will look really odd, or if I'm doing something wrong.
But it's the truth.