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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?
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?
He went to a 2 year college but now is on his own and need to know how to qualify for grants for a 4 year college since he is no longer my dependant
Your son will need to fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) request for student aid form if he wants student grants or loans. Your income will be considered unless he meets one of the following criteria since he is younger than age 24: Is he married; active duty in the armed services; a Veteran; or paying greater than 50% of the support for a child or dependent. He does not meet the other criteria. For all the criteria, see the Federal Student Aid Office at: http://studentaid.ed.gov/fafsa/filling-out/dependency#am-i-dependent-or-independent.
Emancipation usually pertains to minors (under 18). To be an independent student, you must meet at least one of the criteria here:
The above is not intended to be legal advice, but may be used for general information. Please contact an attorney for specific help tailored to your needs.
Thanks... this was helpful... but if he no longer depends on me how can I get aid? answered no to all the fasfa questions
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