@kelsmom I am new here but see you are extremely knowledgeable! I hope you (or someone) can help. I greatly appreciate it in advance!
I am going for my second Masters.
I am legally married / filed married/jointly on last return but was advised to file FAFSA as separate as spouse lives in separate household and will NOT contribute to grad school. We will eventually divorce. I am currently unemployed (I am stay at home parent of small child).
I am curious: as someone seeking loans for grad school - is need even taken into consideration for these loans?
When is need taken into account?
Should I bother filing Fafsa as separate and then report untaxed contribution (from family/legal spouse)? I worry I will get this number wrong.
Do I need to report things (property taxes, bills, etc) not in my name?
Or better to keep it more simple and file with spouses’ assets?
I am very confused! Thank you!