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Students who have special circumstances regarding their relationship with both parents and wish to apply for financial aid as an independent student without parental information may complete the Dependency Status Appeal form. Based on the information provided on the form, the Financial Aid Office will look more closely at the situation and determine if the circumstances warrant a change of dependency status. Requests for dependency override (DO) must be submitted by April 1 of the school year and prior to the last date of attendance for the academic year at Wake Tech. Requests will not be considered after this deadline.
The following are examples of scenarios in which a DO might be appropriate:
If a student's family has experienced a significant reduction in income in the current year as compared to the tax year used on the FAFSA, the student can apply for a Reduction in Income through the Professional Judgment process. The family's estimated current year income must be substantially less than its previous income in order for Wake Tech's Financial Aid Office to re-evaluate eligibility for federal, state and institutional aid. Requests for Reduction in Income (PJ) must be submitted by April 1 of the school year and prior to the last date of attendance for the academic year at Wake Tech. Requests will not be considered after this deadline.
The following are examples of reasons a student may request a Professional Judgment:
*Forms are available by request. Contact your assigned Financial Aid specialist to discuss if your situation would qualify for an adjustment.