After moving out 2 years ago, my son has finally decided that he wants to go to college so began applying for Federal Student Aid. The application seems to consider him a "dependent" though. I've not claimed him as a dependent on my tax return, and he's paid his own way for these past two years.
Why would FAFSA consider him a dependent? Are there too many 19 - 24 year-olds who actually live with their parents but claim that they do not?