1) My parents are no longer married/have
remarried. Whose financial
information should I provide on my FAFSA form?
Use the following guidelines to determine which parent’s
information must be included on the application. This may not follow tax forms filed or
to be filed.
If your parents are both living and married to each other,
provide information for both of them.
If your parent is widowed or single, provide information for that
If your widowed parent is remarried as of today, provide
information for that parent and the person to whom your parent is married
If your parents are divorced or separated, provide information
for the parent you lived with during the past 12 months. If you did not
live with one parent more than the other, provide information for the
parent who provided more financial support during the past 12 months, or during the most recent year that you
actually received support from that parent. If this parent is remarried
as of today, provide information for that parent and the person to whom
your parent is married (your stepparent)
2) My spouse and I have ‘legally’
separated after filing taxes. What
information should I put down for my income information?
If you are ‘legally’ separated, you are not required to report
your spouse’s income information.