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My son is 22 and lives with his friends. Do I still need to be on his school papers?

North Brunswick, NJ |

He needs to apply for grants and aid to continue his education. I heard he has to be emanicpated from me. How is that done and do I have to do that?

Attorney Answers 2


  1. You do not give enough informaiton to respond to your question. Are you asking regarding qualifying for college student aid? Are you asking regarding further education for a special needs child for post-secondary education or remedial education?


  2. Emancipation usually pertains to minors (under 18). To be an independent student, you must meet at least one of the criteria here:

    http://www.fafsa.ed.gov/help/fftoc02k.htm

    Good luck!

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