If dependent students feel they should be considered independent for some unusual circumstances, a petition to apply as an independent applicant must be completed and returned to the LLCC Financial Aid Office.
Per the U.S. Department of Education, the following situations do not merit a dependency override:
- Parents refusing to contribute to the student’s education;
- Parents unwilling to provide information on the application or for verification;
- Parents not claiming the student as a dependent for income tax purposes;
- Student demonstrating total self-sufficiency.
Download the 2020-2021 Dependency Appeal.
Download the 2021-2022 Dependency Appeal.