Generally, the safest thing to do is apply, then it is reviewed by someone who knows the rules and does have some duty, and that process provides you with an opportunity to correct information or make appeals. If you never apply, you lose that access.
i did apply...... she actually told me I HAD to use my LG's legal info or they would force me to use biological mothers info even though her rights were severed when i was three. I'm at least going to call and complain so that hopefully this does not happen to someone else. I really wish I remembered her name because she was an actual advisor that came to my high school and I even spoke with her and another man privately. The man basically didn't say anything and she was very rude towards my situation almost as if she felt I didn't "deserve" help. How can an advisor get away with that? She was the one that is supposed to know more than anyone.
LG"s financial info*
Check with Christine McCall, another AVVO lawyer. She has experience in dealing with universities, and may be able to give you further insight.