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Stupid fasfa. *Mary Moon* 1 child; New York 3601 posts
29th Nov '12

I couldn't answer 1 single question on their financial aid application indicating me an independent student (even though I haven't lived at home since 18, have a child etc etc) so I had to get my parents info. My mom flipped shit saying no way, none of their business, not my problem, we aren't paying for your college...totally overreacting. I spent 2 days showing her my application and help topics on the subject of providing parents info and finally got her to budge on it. I'm just venting...because...I can't believe she basically told me kiss my ass I'm not giving out my private info to some website (fasfa, not like its Facebook) so you can go to college. Not my problem, you just won't go. I'm not gonna be financially responsible for another kid (my sisters live with them). Like what the f**k, dude? You borrow money from us for f**ks sake. Don't even start about being financially responsible for me. A. I have never asked for a thing and moved out as soon as humanly possible. B. it's college. To better myself. My fuse is starting to get real short with her!

user banned Due November 7 (boy); 1 child; Dayton, Ohio 26853 posts
29th Nov '12

If your parents are still claiming you as a dependent that is just how it is. If not, you don't need their information.

lolajessup 3 kids; 1 angel baby; Beaverton, Michigan 44070 posts
29th Nov '12

Why are you not independent? Do u have a kid? Are you married or single?

lolajessup 3 kids; 1 angel baby; Beaverton, Michigan 44070 posts
29th Nov '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting Smartass *TTC*:</b>" If your parents are still claiming you as a dependent that is just how it is. If not, you don't need their information."</blockquote>



My parents claim me and I'm still filed under independent.

CerealMakerWife♥ TTC since Apr 2013; 5 kids; Ukraine 36287 posts
29th Nov '12

You have a kid. You are independent.

melindapple 1 child; Michigan 5425 posts
29th Nov '12

my mom was the same way, my sister said it's because she didn't file taxes (illegal). idk, i just said eff it. luckily i had scholarships to pay for it though.

loser mom 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Oslo, ,, Norway 10902 posts
status 29th Nov '12

Do your parents claim you on their taxes? I don't understand.

AaliyahVal'sMommy 1 child; 1 angel baby; Cleveland, Ohio 1364 posts
29th Nov '12

My Mother acts like she doesn't want me to better myself either.
She basically told me she wants me to get another full time job.(last one was horrible! and she wanted me to stay with it despite the supervisor lying on everything i did!)
And pay the bills that i should since i live here, i'm responsible for them.
She doesn't work and neither does her friend who lives here.
I just want to finish getting my high school dipoloma and go on to college and all she can talk about is how i'll never make it so i might as well just get a full time job with no diploma.

*Mary Moon* 1 child; New York 3601 posts
29th Nov '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting lolajessup:</b>" Why are you not independent? Do u have a kid? Are you married or single?"</blockquote>



I have a kid but it says something along the lines of do you (when you refers to you and your spouse it will specially say you or your spouse but it said just the prefix "you") provide half or more support to your child? I can't say yes as SO already has. I'm not even working so I can't financially say that anyway. Should I say yes? We live together with LO so does that count? And no not married. This shit is so frustrating.

melindapple 1 child; Michigan 5425 posts
29th Nov '12

also, if you're parents are divorced, you only need to fill out one of their incomes.

*Mary Moon* 1 child; New York 3601 posts
29th Nov '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting loser mom:</b>" Do your parents claim you on their taxes? I don't understand."</blockquote>




No so its kind of bullshitty.

lolajessup 3 kids; 1 angel baby; Beaverton, Michigan 44070 posts
29th Nov '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting *Mary Moon*:</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting lolajessup:</b>" Why are you not independent? Do u have a kid? ... [snip!] ... that anyway. Should I say yes? We live together with LO so does that count? And no not married. This shit is so frustrating."</blockquote>



Yes you can choose yes. My SO and I have always both picked it. Our financial aid advisor told us to.

loser mom 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Oslo, ,, Norway 10902 posts
status 29th Nov '12
Quoting *Mary Moon*:" <blockquote><b>Quoting lolajessup:</b>" Why are you not independent? Do u have a kid? ... [snip!] ... that anyway. Should I say yes? We live together with LO so does that count? And no not married. This shit is so frustrating."


Oh I see. I don't know, sorry. :( Sounds like a headache.

lynnsaymarie TTC since Sep 2014; 1 child; 1 angel baby; Western, NY, United States 2952 posts
status 29th Nov '12

Pretty onve you have a child your independent and your child is your dependent so your parents shouldn't claim you or the IRS is gonna question shit. At least that's what I was told by my friend from her tax preparer. (her mom tried to claim her after she had her baby...who was 6 mo old) So I'm prettt sure if you file as independent it should work out fine.

*Mary Moon* 1 child; New York 3601 posts
29th Nov '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting lolajessup:</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting *Mary Moon*:</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting lolajessup:</b>" ... [snip!] ... Yes you can choose yes. My SO and I have always both picked it. Our financial aid advisor told us to."</blockquote>




No shit? We were sure it worked like claiming taxes. We were afraid if we both chose yes that it would cause problems and they would say two people can't provide more than half of a childs support at the same time. Thank you. I'm just gonna go for. I wish she still had come around easier though. I was pretty much cussed out on contact for asking.