Orphan, Ward of Court or
Foster Care Verification Form
Feather River College – Financial Aid Office – 570 Golden Eagle Avenue, Quincy CA 95971
Phone (530) 283-0202 ext. 603 | Fax (530) 283-4659 | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
On your 2020-2021 FAFSA Application or CADAA Application, you indicated that both of your parents were deceased, you were in foster care, or
you are/were a dependent or ward of the court. Please complete this form by checking one of the boxes below, sign, and submit, along with any required
documentation to the Financial Aid Office. Include your FRC student ID number on all documentation submitted. We encourage you to make a copy
of this form and all documents for your records.
C. Certification and Signatures – The person signing this worksheet certifies that all of the information reported on it
is complete and correct. The student whose information was reported on the FAFSA must sign and date. Warning! If
you purposely give false or misleading information you may be fined, sentenced to jail, or both.
This worksheet must be signed and dated to be valid. Electronic and/or digital signatures are not valid.
Student Signature: _____________________________________________________ Date__________________
Qualifying: ☐ Orphan | ☐ Ward of Court | ☐ Foster Care | ☐ Made error on aid application
Processed/Reviewed By: Date:
Student’s Name: ________________________________________________ FRC ID: ______________________
B. Orphan, Ward of Court or Foster Care Status – Check appropriate box
• I am an orphan. Check this box only if:
o you had no living parent (biological or adoptive) at any time since the age of 13 – even if you are now
adopted. Submit: Copy of death certificate for each of your parents.
• I was in foster care. State: ___ Check this box only if:
o you were in foster care at any time since the age of 13 – even if you are no longer in foster care as of today.
Submit: Copy of court orders, or a letter from your caseworker to verify your status.
• I am/was a dependent or ward of the court. Check this box only if:
o you are/were a dependent or ward of the court at any time since the age of 13 – even if you are no longer a
dependent or ward of the court as of today.
Submit: Copy of court’s decision or other documentation to verify your status.
Note: for Federal Student Aid purposes, someone who is/was a ward of the court due to incarceration does not qualify.
• I made an error on my FAFSA. Check this box only if you are not and have never been:
o an orphan
o a dependent or ward of the court or,
o in foster care
Instructions: if you checked I made an error on my FAFSA, you must correct the information on your aid application to
answer No to the question about being an orphan, ward of court or in foster care and provide your parent(s) information and