Ah, dependency. What would we do without it? The majority of guys would disown any of their children once they turn 18. It seems that ridding the house of smelly socks or drama makes a guy retreat from the workings of a cerebral cortex. Women, on the other hand, can be much more nurturing.
So, to help you determine whether your child is a ‘dependent’ for student aid purposes, you are presented with 13 questions (2019-2020 award year)… any of which is answered ‘affirmative’, the child is ‘independent.’ As such, parents’ income and assets are not included in the financial ‘need’ calculation.
Click: DefIndStudent1920 for the pdf of the 13 questions #46 to #58 that determine ‘dependency.’