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FAFSA and who fills it out for an 18 year old?

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My son will be going to college next year therefore obviously 18. A family member has custody but im very much involved and close to him. Who fills out his FAFSA for college? Me or whom has custody? Wouldnt he do it since he is 18 or does an adult have to be involved in this process? If so who? Thanks

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Not answering as a lawyer. My recollection from preparing FAFSAs for my son was that there is a section for the student and sections for both parents or legal guardians. Your son should ask the guidance counselor at his high school whom to get to fill out the parent/guardian portions of the form.

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