I have a unique situation with college. I am 21 now, and I know the cutoff to file independently with FAFSA is 24 if not married, orphaned, etc.
My parents and I visited numerous colleges back when I was 18, and we had decided on one in particular. We talked to the financial aid counselor, and realized after a while that we couldn't even apply for FAFSA. My parents had a business which went to court because of problems with a co-owner, and has been locked up for years in the courts. They couldn't file income taxes for almost 10 years now. Therefore, me not being married or orphaned I cannot file independently and they cannot fill out FAFSA. My credit is not good enough for a loan and my parents (the jerks they are) refuse to take out a loan to help me. I've been told by colleges they can't help me because of the situation either. What am I supposed to do? Or do I have to wait another three years because my parents messed up.