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