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If your parents are married, or your FAFSA parent is remarried, the FAFSA will require information about both married parties (either yourparents, or your FAFSA parent and stepparent).If your parents were never married but both of your legal parents live together, your FAFSA will require information of both parents. If this is yourfamily situation, your parents will be unable to use the IRS Data Retrieval Tool when providing their financial information.If you answer that your FAFSA parent is never married, divorced or separated, or widowed, then you will only need to provide the information ofyour FAFSA parent.If your parents are separated, informal separations are okay, as long as your parents live in separate households. Living on different floors inthe same household does not qualify.Parental InformationIf your parents are married, or unmarried and living together, you will need to provide information for each parent.If your parents are divorced, you will provide information for your FAFSA parent. If your FAFSA parent is remarried, then you will also need toprovide information for your FAFSA parent’s spouse (your stepparent).Social Security Number (SSN)If your parent(s) do not have an SSN, that does not make you ineligible for financial aid.Your parents would simply input all zeros with no dashes (e.g., 000000000).Last nameIf your parent has an SSN, their last name should be entered as it is reported to the SocialSecurity Administration (SSA).First initialSimply enter the first initial of their first name. (e.g., enter “R” for a parent with the name Ryan).Date of birthEmail address (optional)Residency – This question is to determine your FAFSA parent’s legal residence. If yourparent(s) does not live in the United States, then you would enter “FC”.Complete Demographics for Your FAFSA®Parent(s)Once you determine which parent’s information to provide, then you must complete your parent(s) demographic information.Step 5: Your Parent(s) Information21
Household SizeHousehold size is an important factor in determining your financial aid eligibility. The online and mobile app will auto-populate information basedon assumptions. (e.g., if you are dependent and your FAFSA®parent is married, it will assume a household size of 3 – your FAFSA parent, yourFAFSA parent’s spouse, and yourself).Dependent Student Household SizeIndependent Student Household SizeDo not include:Number in CollegeThis question will also have an impact on your financial aid award. Here you want to enter the number of people in your FAFSA parent’shousehold who will attend college between July 1, 2019 and June 30, 2020.Your FAFSA parent(s)Yourself, even if you do not live with your FAFSA parent (the student)Your FAFSA parent’s other children, even if they do not live with your FAFSA parent, ifo Your FAFSA parent will provide more than half of their support from July 1, 2019 through June 30, 2020, oro These children can answer “No” to thedependency status questionson the FAFSAOther people if:o They live with your FAFSA parent

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Term
Fall
Professor
Rit
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Taxation in the United States, Financial aid, Student financial aid

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