Unusual Circumstances & Dependency Override

Students who cannot answer yes to any of the dependency questions on the FAFSA may be able to appeal their dependency status if they have unusual or extenuationg circumstances. If a Dependency Override is granted due to unusual circumstances, eligibility for federal aid is then based solely on the student's income.

To have a Dependency Override approved, there must be unusual circumstances that prevent the student from providing parental information on the FAFSA. A parent's refusal to provide information on the FAFSA, or the fact that a student is self-supporting, in and of themselves, are not reasons for which a dependency override can be granted.

Disclaimer: Appeals or Dependency Overrides granted to students by other colleges do not apply to Millersville. The student must go through Millersville's appeal process to be granted independence at Millersville.