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If your parents are married, you should submit financial information for both of them to the FAFSA. If your parents refuse to pay for college or submit information for the FAFSA, you can’t be considered independent of your parents, and you still have to submit their information.
There are very few situations where you can get a dependency override, such as abuse, neglect, incarceration or unknown parental whereabouts.
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Steps for filling out the FAFSA for students with married parents
In Step 4 (Parent), state that your parents' marital status is "married."
Fill out the FAFSA with both parents’ income and assets.
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