Dependent Student

Dependent Student

A post-secondary student in the United States who does not earn income sufficient to be an independent student. A dependent student must report parental income on his/her FAFSA when attempting to qualify for federal financial aid. In other words, because there is no way a dependent student has enough income to pay for his/her education, the government considers the possibility that his/her parents may be able to do so.
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The final survey was mailed in February 2007, that being the very earliest we could get the data with military dependent student information from the HI DOE.
The confidence gained from one or two attempts starts them along the psychological path from dependent student to thoughtful performer, and perhaps is also a small step along the path from the dependence of childhood to the responsibility of an adult.
For a dependent student, the calculation is relatively easy.
For dependent students, a plan set up by the parent must be considered a parental asset, as the law prohibits considering any prepaid tuition plan an asset of a dependent student.
For dependent students, financial aid need analysis takes into consideration the income of the dependent student's parents; for independent students, only the income of the student (and a spouse, if married) is considered.
The amount that can be taken free from the excise tax is equal to the amount expended for qualified education expenses by the taxpayer or the dependent student, reduced by any tax-free scholarships, grants or distributions from education IRAs.
As a loan dependent student, my family and I experienced the complexities of the financial aid process first-hand," said Craig Powell, president and founder of ConnectEdu.
As a financial aid and student loan dependent student, my family and I experienced the complexities of this process first-hand.
The measure also seeks to simplify the financial-aid process for low-income students and would increase the amount a dependent student can earn--letting students earn more money without sacrificing financial aid.
The HOPE Scholarship provides a family up to a $1,500 maximum tax credit per year per dependent student.
Stafford Loans are low interest loans for undergraduate and graduate students and PLUS Loans enable parents of undergraduate students to borrow up to the entire cost of attendance minus any other financial aid for each child who is enrolled at least half-time and is a dependent student.