To keep it brief, I am a 21 year old male who hasn't had the best of up bringing. I have not seen nor spoken with my mother in over 5 years, father was never in the picture. With that said I would like to make something of myself and go to school. However in the state of Maine (where I reside) you need to meet one of the following requirements to apply for financial aid; be 24 years of age; be married; have a kid.
I meet none of these prerequisites and was curious as to how I would go about becoming emancipated and if that would work as a loop hole to get past those requirements.
Emancipation is only for individuals under the age of 18. While a creatively proposed solution to your problem, it won't be your answer. Try going directly to the financial aid office of the school in which you want to enroll, a bank, or even your old high school. There may be other "loopholes" you have yet to discover.
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