If you are a considered to be a dependent student, you must include your parents’ information on your FAFSA application. Generally, students under the age of 24 are considered dependent unless they have one of the following exceptions:
- Active duty military service or a veteran
- Support more than 50% of children or other dependents
- Parents are deceased
- Emancipated minor
- Homeless or at risk of being homeless.
- Working on a Master's or doctorate program at the beginning of the 18/19 school year
If the FAFSA application determines you are an "independent" student, you are not required to provide any parent information.