malefeet saidA very small portion. I'm paying for most of it through loans in my name and scholarships.
Trollileo saidAre your parents paying for your college expenses?
JakeGHK saidI dont think thats very helpful here.I'd like to know how to file for foodstamps when my straight parents claim me as a dependent and don't assist me with living costs.
And I guess, technically you are still living at home..so that gives them the right to claim you....until you turn 25 or finish college, whichever comes first.
This isn't necessarily true - it might be by state, but in Michigan it does NOT matter if you live with your parents or not.
Under 25? Not married? You are a dependent.
NO questions asked. No stipulations, nothing. A friend and I have had to deal with this all before. It's absolute bullshit. He hasn't lived at home for YEARS, his parents didn't have jobs, and he hadn't had a dime from them in longer than he hadn't live at their house.
Financial aid says : still a dependent.