When attending Madison College, your financial aid eligibility and the amount of aid is determined by your dependency status. This means whether you are classified as an Independent student, or a Dependent student (Up to age 24, with some exceptions).
Whatever your dependency status is, this is determined for financial aid purposes by federal regulations based on the information you enter while filling out your FAFSA form.
What Is Dependency Status?
If you’re still a little confused about your Dependency Status, the U.S. Department of Education's Federal Student Aid office provides helpful information regarding dependency status, such as which parent(s) to report on your FAFSA (if applicable), and this informational video.
For some students, it may be as simple as asking their parents, but this may not be an option for everyone. Whatever your circumstances may be, we have listed out guidance on how to determine your status.
As always, if you are still unsure of your Dependency Status, as it may change during enrollment, you are welcome to reach out to Financial Aid in helping you determine your status.
Dependency Status Options
Review the information below to see which dependency status applies to you.