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Can married parents who live separately in separate primary residences exclude both homes on FAFSA

collegemom2122collegemom2122 1 replies1 threads New Member
We have an intact marriage but my husband and I live separately in 2 separate primary residences due to having to work in different cities. Our drivers licenses, voters registrations utility bills etc. all reflect that we live in separate primary residences and we do in fact live separately. We are not separated. Can we exclude both residences from our assets on the FAFSA or must we elect only 1 of the residences?
edited October 28
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  • BelknapPointBelknapPoint 5150 replies23 threads Senior Member
    Can we exclude both residences from our assets on the FAFSA...

    No. Exclude the home that is the student's primary residence.
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  • collegemom2122collegemom2122 1 replies1 threads New Member
    We have twins who are both applying to college and each daughter lives with a different parent. So we have 2 primary student residences too. Now what?
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  • Mwfan1921Mwfan1921 6244 replies97 threads Senior Member
    We have twins who are both applying to college and each daughter lives with a different parent. So we have 2 primary student residences too. Now what?

    Each daughter has to complete their own FAFSA. So, each excludes their primary residence, and includes the other residence.
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  • BelknapPointBelknapPoint 5150 replies23 threads Senior Member
    Each daughter has to complete their own FAFSA. So, each excludes their primary residence, and includes the other residence.

    Exactly.
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  • twoinanddonetwoinanddone 25466 replies21 threads Senior Member
    edited October 28
    This is the worst of both worlds. Everyone's income is included, and the 'non-primary' residence is included as an asset.

    My sister and BIL had this set up. The kids did live in the more expensive house so only had to include the less expensive asset. Still didn't work out in favor of FA.
    edited October 28
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