Dependency Overrides

Dependency Override Form

If you can answer “YES” to any of the following questions that will be asked on
the FAFSA, you do not need to complete a separate Dependency Override
Form. You will automatically be considered an independent student. However,
the college will be requesting proof of your status once they have received your
FAFSA information.

  • At any time since you turned age 13, were both your parents deceased,
    were you in foster care or were you a dependent or ward of the court?
  • Are you or were you an emancipated minor as determined by a court in
    your state of legal residence?
  • Are you or were you in legal guardianship as determined by a court in
    your state of legal residence?
  • At any time on or after July 1, 2007, did your high school or school
    district homeless liaison determine that you were an unaccompanied
    youth who was homeless?

If you cannot answer “yes” to any of these questions but no longer have
a personal relationship with your parents due to irreconcilable differences, you
should answer “Yes” when completing the FAFSA when it asks whether there
are “special circumstances” where your parents’ income should not be
considered.

You must complete the FAFSA before requesting a Dependency Override
After completing the FAFSA, submit the following form to the address listed
below. Be aware that your request must include documentation by a social
worker, high school counselor, teacher, county representative or clergy.
If the Financial Aid Office concurs that you should be considered an independent
student, we will make a correction to your completed FAFSA verifying that you
are considered an independent student.

Dependency Override form

The Dependency Override Form and documentation should be sent directly to:
LaNita Robinson
Director of Financial Aid
Lake Superior College
2101 Trinity Road
Duluth MN 55811