2020-2021
Parent Marital Status Conflict
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Student Name (print) Student ID
The verification process must document your parents’ household income and the members of your parents’ household.
Please answer the questions below to help us determine what documentation is needed to complete your verification.
NOTE: For reporting purposes, “Parent” means your legal (biological or adoptive) parent or stepparent,
or a person the state has determined to be your legal parent.
The following people are NOT your parents unless they have legally adopted you:
Aunts or Uncles
Grandparents
Older Brothers or Sisters
Legal Guardians
Foster Parents
Widowed Stepparent
1) Are your legal parents (biological or adoptive) currently married to each other?
Yes. Enter parents’ marriage date (MM/DD/YY): ________________. You must put both of your legal
parents on your FAFSA. Please go to Step 5.
No. Please go to Question 2.
2) Do your legal parents live together? (Answer Yes if they live in the same household, even if they are divorced or
separated.)
Yes. You must put both of your legal parents on your FAFSA.
Select marital status Unmarried and both parents living togetherif they are unmarried or divorced.
Select marital status “Married/Remarried” if they are separated and live together.
Please go to Step 5.
No. Please go to Question 3.
3) Did you live with one parent more than the other during the 12 months prior to completing your FAFSA?
Yes. This parent is your primary parent. Please go to Question 4 to answer questions about your primary
parent’s marital status.
No. Your primary parent is the one who provided you more financial support over the last 12 months, or in the
last year you received parent support. Please go to Question 4 to answer questions about your primary
parent’s marital status.
4) Has your primary parent remarried?
Yes. Enter primary parent’s remarriage date (MM/DD/YY): _______________. If the date is before the date
you completed your FAFSA, you must put both your parent and stepparent on your FAFSA.
No, my primary parent is divorced or separated. Enter divorce/separation date (MM/DD/YY):
_______________. If the date is before you complete your FAFSA, you only need to include your primary
parent on your FAFSA.
No, my primary parent has never been married. You may put only the primary parent on your FAFSA.
5) Please complete a Household Size Confirmation form, listing your primary parent and their spouse (if any) and your
parents’ dependents based on the instructions on the form for a Dependent student
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I certify that I understand that the Secretary of Education has the authority to verify information reported on my
application (or my child’s or my spouse’s application) with the Internal Revenue Service and other federal agencies. If
I purposely give false or misleading information, I may be fined, imprisoned, or both.
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Student Signature Date signed
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Parent Signature Parent Name (print) Date signed
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