I am 20 years old and have been on my own for 2 years now. Every year i fill out my FAFSA it forces me to be considered a dependent of my parents. They make too much money for the government to deem me eligible for grants but they DO NOT provide with finical assistance. How can I change my dependency status so that i may reap the benefits of being financially independent? It has been 2 years and the Government doesn't consider people legally independent until the age of 24. This makes ZERO Sense. I receive absolutely no monies from my parents and yet the government does not consider me eligible for grants. PLEASE HELP!