Legal Guardianship Verification
Student Name: UH ID #:
Phone Number: Date of Birth:
This form is required because you reported on your financial aid application that someone other than your parent or stepparent
have legal guardianship of you, as determined by a court in your state of legal residence. The definition of legal guardianship does
not include your parents, even if they were appointed by a court to be your guardians and you are not considered a legal guardian of
yourself. To be eligible for financial aid please provide documentation to confirm your status.
Check the box that is applicable to you.
Yes, I am independent based on someone other than my parent/stepparent has legal guardianship over me. (Answer “Yes” if
you can provide a copy of a court’s decision that as of the day you completed the FAFSA or if you were in legal guardianship
before you reached the age of being an adult in your state.) Please provide documentation of your status.
No, I am either still a minor and the court decision is no longer in effect, the court decision was not in effect at the time I
became an adult, or the court papers say “custody” not “guardianship”. You will need to do the following:
1) Go to fafsa.gov and select ‘LOG IN’ under 'Returning User?'
2) Login and follow instructions to 'Create a Save Key’
3) Find and select the tab ‘Dependency Status ‘
4) Correct the question that was answered incorrectly.
5) Continue with the application until you are able to sign and submit. Please be aware that you may need your
parent(s) to enter their information on the FAFSA to continue.
*If you are still considered dependent for financial aid purposes but have special circumstances involving your family situation
please contact the Financial Aid Office.
Complete and sign this form, return it to your home campus Financial Aid Office at the address listed below.
Student Signature: Date:
RETURN THIS FORM ALONG WITH ANY OTHER REQUIRED DOCUMENTATION TO THE COMMUNITY COLLEGE CAMPUS THAT YOU WILL BE ATTENDING:
Community College Address Email Phone
Hawaiʻi Community College 1175 Manono Street * Hilo, HI 96720 email@example.com
Honolulu Community College 874 Dillingham Boulevard * Honolulu, HI 96817 firstname.lastname@example.org (808) 845-9116
Kapiʻolani Community College 4303 Diamond Head Road * Honolulu, HI 96816 email@example.com (808) 734-9537
Kauaʻi Community College 3-1901 Kaumualiʻi Highway * Lihuʻe, HI 96766 firstname.lastname@example.org (808) 245-8360
Leeward Community College 96-045 Ala Ike Street * Pearl City, HI 96782 email@example.com (808) 455-0606
University of Hawaiʻi Maui College 310 West Kaʻahumanu Ave * Kahului, HI 96732 firstname.lastname@example.org (808) 984-3277
Windward Community College 45-720 Keaʻahala Road * Kāneʻohe, HI 96744 email@example.com (808) 235-7449
The University is committed to a policy of nondiscrimination on the basis of race, sex, gender identity and expression, age, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, disability,
genetic information, marital status, breastfeeding, income assignment for child support, arrest and court record (except as permissible under State law), sexual orientation, national guard
absence, or status as a covered veteran. UH Title IX Coordinators' names and contact information are available at: https://www.hawaii.edu/titleix/help/coordinator/ and UH 504
Coordinators’ names and contact information are available at: https://www.hawaii.edu/offices/eeo/ada-504-coordinators/
UH HILO, UH WEST O‘AHU AND UH MĀNOA STUDENTS NEED TO CONTACT THEIR FINANCIAL AID OFFICE FOR CAMPUS SPECIFIC FORMS.