FAFSA Changes


1. In keeping with the Supreme Court decision that ruled Section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) unconstitutional, follow these instructions for questions related to marital status:
  • Students who are married, or
  • Parents of dependent students who are married

must respond as married without regard to whether the marriage is between individuals of the same sex or opposite sex. This applies if the student and student's spouse, or the student's parents, were legally married in any state or jurisdiction (including a foreign country), without regard to where the couple resides or where the student will be attending college. Click here for more information.

 
2. Beginning with the 2014-2015 FAFSA, dependent students will be required to include income and other information about both of the student's legal parents (biological or adoptive) if the parents are living together, regardless of the parents' marital status or gender.

Example 1:  If your biological or adoptive parents are living together at the same residence but are not currently married, the parental marital status would be answered, “Unmarried and both parents living together.” Income information for both parents would be required on the FAFSA.
Example 2:  If your biological or adoptive parents are living together at the same residence but are divorced from each other, the parental marital status would be answered, “Unmarried and both parents living together.” Income information for both parents would be required on the FAFSA.
Example 3:  If one of your parents is widowed or divorced and has remarried, the parental marital status should be “Married/remarried”. Income information for your parent and step-parent would be required on the FAFSA.

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