Facts of the Month

New Parent Language/Options on the FAFSA

Starting with the 2014-2015 FAFSA the Department of Education will collect financial information from a dependent student’s legal parents regardless of the parents’ marital status or gender, if those parents live together.  The 2014-2015 FAFSA will provide a new option for dependent applicants to describe their parents’ marital status as “unmarried and both parents living together.”  The FAFSA will use terms as Parent 1 and Parent 2 instead of mother and father. For more information, read here



Publication Date: November 2013

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