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Costs and Financial Aid

Financial Aid Dependency Status

Determine Financial Aid Dependency Status for 2010-2011 Aid Year

If you Determine Dependency Status as an Independent student, you will need to gather the following records and information for you (and your spouse if married) before attempting to complete the "Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)".

If you Determine Dependency Status as a Dependent student, you will need to gather the following records and information for you and your parents (or stepparents, if applicable) before attempting to complete the FAFSA.

  • Your (student’s only) driver’s license and social security card
  • W-2 Forms and other records on money earned in 2009
  • 2009 U.S. income tax return (IRS Form 1040, 1040A, or 1040EZ)
  • Records of untaxed income, such as welfare, social security, TANF or ADC, or veterans benefits
  • Current bank statement
  • Current mortgage information
  • Business and farm records
  • Records of stocks, bonds, and other investments
  • Copies of documentation showing your (your spouse’s if applicable) or your parents (if applicable) Child support amounts received or paid-out during 2009.
  • Copies of documentation showing any other income or benefits not mentioned above or reflected in your and your spouse’s or your parent(s) 2009 income tax forms.
  • A copy of your High School transcript or GED (or statement of proof) may be required by the college's Admissions Office or the financial aid office before financial aid can be awarded.