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My Parents are want me to lie on who claims me for FAFSA.
Hello- So my parents are divorced and I live with my dad and his wife. I've lived with them my whole life pretty much and they, of course, claim me on their taxes. I am in college right now and they filled out my 2019-2020 FAFSA, but they are wanting me to ask my other parent to claim me as her dependent for my 2020-2021 FAFSA. My mom makes way less than my father, so this extra money can help. However, I try and argue with them because I think that this is considered fraud and I don't want to get my mom in trouble but they don't see it like this. I don't know how to tell them that I cant do this. I read online but it's confusing. So my question is- Is this considered fraud to do? How can I argue against them??15 replies