My mom just passed away 2 weeks ago.

<p>My mom just passed away 2 weeks ago.
My parent was deforced 10 years ago and I cant contact my dad.
Should I contact the financial office?
Will they reduce my financial aid?
Since I will be an independent,
will I be able to become a resident after living for a year?
I just turned 18, before that I was treated like a princess and now I
dont know what to do, please help me.</p>

<p>I can't imagine that they will decrease your aid, but instead will be compassionate during this difficult time for you. So, yes, give them a call.</p>

<p>My condolences on your loss.</p>

<p>I'm so sorry to hear about your mom. I admire you for staying with your plans to further you education.....I know your mom would have wanted this.</p>

<p>You definitely need to contact the financial aid office. If your mother was supporting you, your financial status has changed drastically. Good luck with everything</p>