A few days ago

Financial Aid and domestic partnership.?

My partner and I are planning to get a domestic partnership(we live in CA) in a few years. We are currently living with my mother and she is commuting to university.

My question is if we decided to get a domestic parternship this year instead of later would I get more financial aid money since we’re both students and we both currently are not working. Because I would have to include my parents income on financial aid because I am not over 23 yet. Which means I would get less financial aid. Would I get more if I we had a domestic partnership because then I would be considered indepent.

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A few days ago

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Normally to be regarded as Independent you have to be able to answer “Yes” to the following questions:

were you born before January 1, 1984

are you a graduate or professional student

are you married

do you have children you support

do you have legal dependents

are you an orphan or ward of the court

are you active duty in the U.S. Armed Forces

are you a veteran of the U.S. Armed Forces

If you cannot answer yes, then you would need to provide your parental information. If neither you nor your partner work, then you would have a lower EFC then you would in having to use your parental information.

Even though domestic partnerships are recognized in CA, they are not federally recognized, so I do not believe you would qualify as an Independent when you first complete the FAFSA. However, you may be able to have your financial aid office use Professional Judgement in making you Independent based on appeal.

This is something you would definitely need to talk over with a financial aid officer at your school to see what they do in these situations. Good luck!


A few days ago
you should probably contact FAFSA directly, or go to the website FAFSA.edu.gov. I’m not sure if they give you more money for being married or not, but the partnership thing I have no idea. I know you can get more if you kids, are not living with parents etc. And the amount depends on where you go to school. It’s a nation wide thing, but each school too might have their own money to award you, like grants. Good luck!

4 years ago
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